Reddy Heater-30-55,000 BTU Variable - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


check lines for blockage

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2018 | 362 views


clean burn tube and holes in ring check gas pressure and heat setting or bad control board

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2018 | 126 views


Absolutely K1 or diesel can get old in a hurry, the ultra-low Sulphur diesel has been tinkered with so much that it turns to book varnish much faster than before 2010. Most of those heaters spray fuel past the igniters using a siphon much like a spray paint gun, the suction tube may have dry rot or a small air leak and it it takes but a tiny air leak to kill the siphon effect. Check the tube from the nozzle all the way down to the fuel tank or replace it if you're not certain it is not compromised or dry rotted.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 12, 2017 | 175 views


There is an igniter module and then the igniter electrodes (check the air gap) that produces the spark to start the fuel burning, both could be defective.

Reddy... | Answered on May 19, 2017 | 1,394 views


With any unvented gas heater, you still need fresh air coming in to breath. Long exposure in a closed room with these type heaters will cause headaches, nausea, light headedness, etc. If you think something may be wrong with the heater, check the inside of the heater where the flames are. Is it sooted? If it is, it is not burning correctly and may need the pressure adjusted or cleaned. Is the cylinder you are using freezing up on the outside of the bottle? You may just need to switch to a full cylinder. Hope this helps.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 29, 2015 | 122 views


  1. The FIRST STEP in diagnosing any heater problem should be checking the output of the air pump. Determine the air pressure required for the heater model that is being tuned. The air pump, in turn, is responsible for fuel delivery.
  2. If you do not know the required pressure look for a decal on the side (usually) of your heater. This decal will state the model number, serial number, fuel capacity, pump pressure, etc.
  3. If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m29609t.jpgM29609 has 2 threaded holes. The hole on the left has a square plug inserted. Remove the plug. Screw in the nipple end of the gauge into the threaded hole. Check for air leaks with soapy water.
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If your plastic end cover looks like this......
m16545t.jpgM16545 has 2 threaded holes. The shorter projection with a hole on the left has a square plug inserted. Remove the plug. Screw in the nipple end of the gauge into the threaded hole. Check for air leaks with soapy water.
4. The other hole (longer projection) has a screw with a hole which adjusts a ball and spring relief valve assembly. Carefully adjust the screw until the gauge is reading the pressure level that is specified on the heater's label. If operating properly, the pump should produce more pressure than is required to operate the heater. The relief valve allows the excess air to escape before being sent to the nozzle.
5. Replace plug. Test for leak.
6. If you are unable to reach the desired pressure spray soapy water around the seal of the end cover- at the same time check the plastic cover for a crack. A cracked end cover will not allow the heater to perform properly and will not allow for an accurate reading. The pump must be set at the specified pressure in order to have adequate fuel delivery an adequate fuel atomization. Replace if needed.
7. If you set the pressure to specs and the heater does not perform properly or the cone does not glow a soft red, then check for other fuel delivery problems such as a clogged fuel filter, cracked rubber hose, clogged or worn nozzle, or a cracked nozzle adapter. Soapy water lightly sprayed in these areas will quickly identify the problem most of the time. Any air leak will create problems.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 04, 2015 | 159 views


Either the fan blade is loose or the mount is loose, or the outside of the heater has been damaged/dented and hitting the blade. Leaving the top piece off is only an option if there are no pets or children around.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015 | 59 views


Either the fan blade is loose or the mount is loose, or the outside of the heater has been damaged/dented and hitting the blade.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015 | 67 views


You can download the manual from here: http://www.desatech.com/manuals/Construction%20Heaters/113893-01.pdf

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015 | 68 views


Technology has come a long way. but these heaters don't connect to wi-fi

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015 | 56 views


What size tank? when it's really cold a small tank will not produce enough vapor fast enough. It could be a weak valve in the tank snap'n shut If the fuel comes out to fast. Could also be high temp switch on back of burner going bad. That happens alot.

Reddy... | Answered on Feb 24, 2015 | 103 views


Probably has an oxygen sensor so you don't run out of air. Probably not something i would bypass in a house.

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2014 | 175 views


try this, take off the top cover. plug in the heater and when the humming starts, rotate the fan sharply with a screwdriver. keep your fingers away from the fan. if the fan spins under power your start winding is shot. get a new motor. www dot desatech dot com

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 18, 2014 | 1,535 views


You can find the item at www.desa-parts.com for your R55CT or B55CT Reddy Heater.

Here is a link to that item.

https://www.desa-parts.com/product/PHOTOCELL-AND-BUSHING-FITS-DESA--MASTER-/PP236

Reddy... | Answered on Nov 10, 2014 | 161 views


Is it safe? That depends on what you are working on. Having a fire/heat source on the floor is a possibly of an explosion if you have gasoline fuel vapors.

For the most part it is safe, you will smell when you leave the garage, but as long as it is not a real air-tight garage you would be ok.

I run a propane heater in my garage during the winter to get away for a bit. I also have a well ventilated area and don't work on gasoline related items during the winter with that on.

Reddy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2014 | 279 views


Check the gas cut out sensor is not faulty.. and there is enough pressure in your gas bottle to operate it..

Reddy... | Answered on Jun 21, 2014 | 89 views


On the back of the unit you will find a small pipe plug with a slot a screw driver turning the plug clockwise increases the pressure and clock wise decreases, you need the gauge to adjust to the correct pressure, and screwdriver needs to be away from slot for correct reading.

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 10, 2014 | 121 views


Your talking about 1/8 cup of gas, per gallon of diesel. I think it should be fine but it will run hotter than usual. You will need to keep an eye on the flame and after it warms up. If the flame continues to pass by the cone then you will need to drain between 1 to 2 gallons out and store it (You will need to use your best judgement). Fill the heater back up with new diesel and use. when you run out, add 1 gallon of the tainted diesel to 2 gallons of new diesel and repeat. You will need to pay attention to the performance and make your own determination. Please remember that these units are to be used in well ventilated areas. They produce a lot of carbon monoxide. Good luck., .

Reddy... | Answered on Mar 03, 2014 | 151 views


your pic is a propane heater but model # a kero heater any way check lines to the air and fuel for cracking filters have to be clean in the heater and foam on the out not sure what the pressure is for that model but findable table on the ready heater look up get the old fuel out and new in good luck ready was the best

Reddy... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013 | 85 views

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