TM 9-4520-257-12&P 0005 00
Keep your hands and face away from heater lid opening when lighting
the burner to prevent getting burned.
If the flame is accidentally extinguished, WAIT UNTIL THE BURNER
COOLS BEFORE RELIGHTING. NEVER LIGHT A HOT HEATER.
LIGHTING A HEATER THAT HAS NOT COOLED COULD RESULT IN
Check all three hoses, the fuel flow control valve, and the gravity feed
adapter for leaks before and after lighting the heater. Make sure that all
QD fittings are securely engaged. If a leak occurs while the heater is in
operation, shut down the heater immediately, and notify your supervisor
if the leak cannot be corrected.
When operating with gasoline or JP 4 (emergency use only), light as
soon as possible after pouring one 4-ounce cup of fuel in the burner.
Throw in a lit match and stand back immediately.
Lighting the burner when gasoline or JP-4 fuel (emergency use only) is used.
1. When lighting the burner with gasoline or JP-4 fuel, keep your hands and face away from the heater
lid opening to prevent getting burned. Drop the tissue paper used to wipe the cup (12) into the burner
shell assembly (16) before lighting the burner. Then drop a lighted match into the burner shell
assembly (16) through the heater lid opening, and immediately stand back.
2. Once the heater is lit, replace the heater lid.
Lighting the burner when JP-8, diesel, JP-5, kerosene, Jet A-1, or Jet A fuel is used.
1. When lighting the burner with JP-8, diesel, JP-5, kerosene, Jet A-1, or Jet A fuel, place the tissue
paper used to wipe the cup (12) on the top of the heater near the edge of the heater lid opening.
Light the tissue paper, and push the paper into the burner shell assembly, making sure it goes to the
bottom of the burner shell assembly (16). The burner reaming tool (17) can be used to force the
burning paper to the bottom of the burner shell assembly (16) if necessary.
2. Replace the heater lid immediately.
If fuel flow is slow, shake and/or tap the hoses to eliminate any air
3. With the fuel flow adjustment knob at setting 3, wait until the burner shell assembly
warms up before increasing the fuel flow with the fuel flow adjustment knob.