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Heat Output Rating


The features of the KBE5L, mixed with the size and the price make it the best all-rounder in the arsenal. Portable, like the rest, via the power inverter from your vehicle. Burning each: Kerosene, #1 and #2 diesel, bio-diesel (20%) cleanly and efficiently. The VAL6 KBE5L is a radiant-only heater, meaning you won’t have a whirlwind of dust blowing around your workspace from it. It has the extra fuel-reclamation exhaust visor, a high/low switch for added control, and a fuel pre-heater built in. Throw in the 15 gallon tank, and the minimal 0.75 gal/hr intake on low, and 0.9 gal/hr on high, makes the KBE5L the most popular model to date.

The KBE5L is so efficient that there is a 100% recovery of heat from the fuel burnt, as well as no smell, burning eyes, headaches, nausea, or carbon monoxide to fret about.

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Recommended Uses

All over the construction site – especially insulation installs. (Heating the room up really gets your money’s worth out of foam insulation!) A gelled up tractor or a baby calf that has a chill on the farm or ranch is well taken care of with the KBE5L. Larger garages and shops are best friends with this diesel-fired heater. Consider these applications:

  • Construction Sites
  • Applying Insulation
  • Emergency Houses
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Around the Farm
  • On the Ranch
  • Machine Repair Shops
  • Personal Workshops


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  • Making Sense of Parts

Product Specs

Heat Output

  • 100,000 BTU [LOW]
  • 118,000 BTU [HIGH]
Heat Type(s)

  • Radiant
Fuel Type

  • Kerosene
  • #1 Diesel
  • #2 Diesel
  • Bio-Diesel (20%)
Fuel Consumption

  • 0.75 gal/hr [Low]
  • 0.90 gal/hr [High]
Tank Capacity

  • 15 Gallons
Operating Time

  • 20 Hours [Low]
  • 16.5 Hours [High]
Power Source

  • 120V
  • 60Hz
Power Consumption

  • 150W-Ignition
  • 96W-Operation [Low]
  • 97W-Operation [High]
Noise Level

  • 71dB (a)[Low]
  • 72dB (a) [High]
External Dimensions

  • 36.3 x 28.0 x 29.2 in
Dry Weight

  • 92.6 lbs
  • 3A Fuse
  • Overheat Protection
  • Exhaust Visor
  • Photocell Flame Monitor
  • Fuel Pre-Heater
  • Tip-Over Switch
  • Internal Thermostat

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