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KEROSENE HEATER CARTS
Kerosene heaters are relatively heavy, and they
do need to be moved around. It's safer to fuel them
on a patio, for example. When burning the wick dry,
again the heater should be moved outdoors to a covered
area that is not drafty, as that process produces
fumes. Sometimes the heater needs to be moved from
one room to another. Why carry the kerosene heater
when a cart can be easily built so they will roll on
are examples of some of the kerosene carts I have
built. The photos below are "thumbnails," and you
can click on them to see the full size
This cart was built
by removing the bed from a small wagon and
replacing it with a sheet of plywood. Molding was
used for the edges. The wagon bed was rusted
out and the wagon discarded, but we retrieved it
from the recycling bin. The wheels needed to
be removed, the axles polished with emery cloth,
then greased. Now it rolls easily.
A view of the cart
from the rear. The bed is 17" by 24" long, and will
hold every kerosene heater I have, but the molding
trim had to be left off the middle of the sides
because the DC-100 is 19" wide, as you can see.
Cost of this cart? Nothing. Scrap wood was
used, and the wagon was free from the "Sanitary
This cart is the
base tank of a shop vac which had been
discarded. I cut off the tank just above the
wheel supports, bolted on a piece of thin plywood,
and 2 rubber snubbers hold the heater securely to
This cart actually
cost some something - $9.99 on sale from a hardware
store. It is a convertible hand truck/cart,
with a sheet of 5/8" plywood (19 1/2" x 23 3/4")
bolted to the base, with 1" molding on each side.
Here it holds a WC-105 type N. In the summer,
this cart is used for moving honey supers from the
hives to my pickup.
Here is a Heat Mate
HMHR 1101 radiant heater on the wagon. The
wagon was built 24" long to handle any of my
radiant heaters. A Corona SX-2e is only 17"
wide, but a Toyostove RCA-87 is 23" wide. The
Corona SX-2e is 12" deep, the other radiant heaters
This is the base of
a cart I built for the Heat Mate HMHR 1101 and
Corona SX-2E radiant heaters - not for the wider
Toyotomi radiants. I used an old piece of 3/4"
plywood, put on side rails, then caulked
them. Note the block at the end to hold the
rear axle assembly. The inside measurements are
very minimal at 12 1/2" x 21 1/2".
The parts needed for
the rear axle assembly: long 3/8" threaded
rod, connecter nuts, 3/8" to 1/2" bronze sleeve
bearings, 3/8" bronze thrust bearings, 1/2" conduit
clamps (back), and 4 stove bolts for attaching the
front swivel wheel. The wheels (below) were from a
lawn mower, and were salvaged from the a recycle
bin. Very low cost cart!
The rear axle assembly ready for fastening to
the block on the base. After attachment, the cart
can be checked for level, a plywood shim added to
the block if necessary, then the axle cleaned and
Bottom of the cart,
with wheels attached. The conduit clamps fit
over the connecter nuts and hold the axle
securely. Now it can be removed and
painted. I used a blue "non marking" caster
The finished cart,
holding a Corona SX-2E radiant heater. This
cart is the absolute minimum size (12 1/2 x 21
1/2") to hold a Corona or Heat Mate radiant with
the bail removed. The narrow width make the cart a
little tippy, but it will only be used indoors on
level floors. The caulked molding edges ensure that
any fuel spills will be contained in the cart and
can easily be cleaned up.
Jim McFarland saw
this cart page and came up with his own idea (OK,
his wife did.). He bolted 2" caster wheels
directly to the base of his Dyna-Glo kerosene
heater! Very clever. Jim's kerosene
heater pulls easily over carpets with the 2" wide
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List by wick number and the heaters that fit them. (A
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Measurements needed if you have an unlisted heater.
Care and Maintenance of Kerosene Heater Wicks
Installing Kerosene Heater Wicks - generic for unpinned
Owner's_Manuals & information for many kerosene heaters
Heaters - General types, how they work, recommendations
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Economic Benefits of
Troubleshooting kerosene heater common problems
In New Kerosene Appliances
Kerosene Heaters at Night
WATER IN KEROSENE causing "dwindling" and poor
Flame Spreader Heaters
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Kerosene Heater Carts
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Kerosene Fuel Primer
Kerosene tank cradles
Building a Cradle
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Sad Iron stoves; Wicks &
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Burning "WICKLESS" Stoves & Ranges
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Butterfly #2487, 16 wick stove.
Butterfly #2412 Pressure
instructions for virtually any pressure stove.
Double Burner Stove;
good with any gravity flow stove.
Oven for Kerosene Stoves
Butterfly #2641, 10 Wick Stove
the least expensive emergency stove.
Butterfly #2698 Cook Stove -
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#828R Pressure Lantern;
same for most pressure lanterns.
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