kerosene heater left soot in garage

Old 01-04-10, 08:09 AM
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Unhappy kerosene heater left soot in garage

I have a kerosene heater in my garage / shop. I left it on last night for a few hours and when I went to shut it off I could barely see in my garage. Once I opened all the doors and the smoke cleared, EVERYTHING was covered with SOOT. Needless to say I was totally bummed out. WHERE do I start ??????

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Old 01-04-10, 12:49 PM
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Welcome to the forums! One reason I use propane in my shop with adequate ventilation. Kerosene leaves a sooty mess, as you can attest. The best way is to use a good cleaner, either vinegar based, or some of the commercial ones like Purple Power and wipe all the surfaces down. Every surface in the garage including the door tracks will be sooty, so it won't be an easy job.
Guess you have a lead-in item for your next garage sale, huh??
Old 01-04-10, 09:05 PM
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shop vac with a hepa filter to get the heavy stuff...then a dry chemical sponge may can search for a supplier on the net here or this site....if you plan on keeping that style of heating an exhaust fan would be needed

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