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    I have a wallas diesel stove with the blower lid for heating the cabin. Is the diesel you get from the pump (low sulfur crap) okay to run in it or do I need to search around and find some good old #1 to run it it? I know the new fuel is hard on older diesel trucks and dropped the mileage in both my newer diesel trucks so I was thinking it might not be the best fuel for the stove.
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    Fisher fuel sells home heating fuel at the pump. Crowley probably sells it as well. Fisher you have to buy it monday thru friday because to many folks it in their 2007 and newer trucks cause it's cheaper.
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    Regular ultra low sulfer diesel burns much faster than homeheating fuel.
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    I use strictly Kleen-Heat. It is sold by the gallon (about $10) at Home Depot and Freddy's. Usually next to the kerosene. I don't burn that much fuel, so I'm sticking with something easy on the stove. No problems since '04. The only time I ever smell it is on start-up and shut-down.
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    I inquired with Scan Marine about this and they said the stoves do not need sulfur for anything. If it is rated for diesel, then it is fine to use it. In fact, they advise you do.

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    I was wondering about the Kleen Heat for my single burner Wallas Cook Top/ Heater Lid. I think it burns cleaner, I installed mine 5 years ago and other than the fuel flow meter is the best thing I've even done to her. Love it! Low Sufler Diesel only has less lube in it so burning it would make no difference either one.

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    I have been running heating oil in mine for about 3 years now and have not had a problem. I have never seen smoke or any other fume while using it. I smoke with the manufacturer a year back about this and they told me about the same thing on diesel or heating oil. It will run find on all of it just some will burn a bit dirtier than other.

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    I was told by scan marine to run kerosene through my wallas stove, oven, and espar. Guess it depends who you get on the phone, eh? I also treat it with a bit of sea foam a couple of times a season. So far I have not had any issues due to fuel. The wallas products are very sensitive to voltage, so keep your batteries topped off.
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    Obviously there is much confusion here, Scan Marine told me to use Diesel out from the pump with my model of Wallas, some models are made to run on Kerosene but most are made to run on the same fuel used by the vessels main engine...diesel. Have 4 years on my Wallas with like 3k hours on the unit, have used nothing but Diesel from the pump. Summer you get #2, winter you get #1, it all works.
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    I think Pete is right, it depends on who you get on the phone.....After some intense discussion on a different forum I decided to call Scan Marine and questioned what I should be using as I was using Kleen Heat and or kerosene and they said run the fuel right of the pump. They also said if it is one that can use diesel it really doesn't matter. That was forever ago.....

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