What Is a Robeson Heater?


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A Robeson heater is a type of portable kerosene heater. It has an adjustable wick that is replaceable. Because a Robeson heaters are portable, they should not be placed in paths of high traffic or in drafts while lit.

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A Robeson kerosene heater is approximately 24 inches high. The heater has three main parts. The top section or cabinet is enclosed in a cage and fixed with screws for safety and has a carrying handle. The wick adjuster assembly must be dismantled for the wick to be removed or replaced. The cabinet base holds the kerosene fuel. Before removing or replacing the wick, the Robeson heater must cool to room temperature. Because the wick adjuster assembly has sharp edges, it is advisable to wear gloves when changing the wick.

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