Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kerosene Heater Safety

Industrial kerosene heaters- 6 models

Kerosene Heater Safety Guidelines

Whether you're renting a kerosene heater for a temporary job or event or own your own, the number one rule when using any heater is to never ever leave it unattended, not even for a few minutes. 

Place your kerosene heater at least three feet from combustible materials or flammable objects like furniture, curtains, large amounts of dust, or combustible fuels. Make sure the area is well ventilated when using a kerosene heater as it generates dangerous amounts of toxic fumes. Failure to follow these and other manufacturer recommended safety precautions could result in asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Danger Kerosene Sign

Only use quality 1-K kerosene fuel that has been properly stored. NEVER USE GASOLINE or any other combustible or low quality fuels

  • Place your kerosene heater in an area that has little to no traffic to prevent accidental knock over.
  • Never move a heater while in use or use it to heat food/water or to dry wet clothing.
  • Keep heaters away from fumes or solvents that are flammable, such as aerosol sprays or lacquers.
  • Do not fuel your heater while it is in operation or still hot from operation.
  • Avoid spilling fuel. If kerosene spills, clean it up immediately.
  • Do not overfill the heater above the designated "full" level.
  • Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide can be emitted from improper use of kerosene heaters. These fumes become toxic in large quantities and put vulnerable individuals at risk, such as pregnant women, asthmatics, people with cardiovascular disease, the elderly, and young children.
  • Signs of toxic fume poisoning include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.
  • Keep the room well ventilated with doors and windows slightly open, even if cold outside.
  • Keep the kerosene heater clean.
  • Install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to alert you to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide and smoke.
  • Keep wicks new and clean to prevent toxic fumes.
As a preventative measure, develop a fire escape plan and make sure all members of your work place understand your plan and can carry it out in case of emergency. Fuel is highly toxic and fumes are ignitable. Always fill the heater outside of the work area.

Torpedo kerosene heater on fire
If a fire occurs, engage the manual shut-off switch. DO NOT TRY TO MOVE IT. If this does not extinguish the fire, use a fire extinguisher or call the local fire department. DO NOT try to extinguish with water or blankets

Always use the manufacturer instructions and practice common senseCold weather can slow down productivity and can even shut down an entire event or job site. At Durante Rentals, we rent, sell and service all types of industrial-strength portable heaters to keep your workers and work environment warm, comfortable and productive. Here is a sampling of the portable heaters we have for rent or sale at Durante Rentals.

Bonus: Check out our video above on How to Light a Kerosene Heater

Call us today for a quick quote: 1-800-DURANTE

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Durante Rentals is now a Honda Power Equipment Dealer

Honda Power Equipment Logo

As a new dealer, Durante Rentals is now proud to offer Honda Power Equipment and genuine OEM Honda parts. As a certified dealer, we can now offer our valued customers better service, better selection and better pricing.

We have Honda pumps, generators, and engines for retail as well as genuine parts for the entire line of Honda Power Equipment.

Find out for yourself why Honda Power Equipment is known worldwide for their performance, reliability, and low cost of ownership.

Honda Trash Pumps

Honda WT20XK4 trash water pump
Honda Trash Pumps Feature
·     Models WT20XK4 & WT30XK4
·     Heavy-duty 2” and 3” trash water high volume capacity
·     Easy start GX series l engines
·     185 gallon/minute capacity (2”), 317 gallon/minute (3”)
·     Solid handling capability up to 13/16” (2”), 1 1/16” (3”)

Honda Generators

Honda Generators Feature
·     2000, 3000, and 5000 watt units
·     Power small equipment, RV’s, appliances, tools, and more
·     Super quiet operation and lightweight for easy portability
·     “Suitcase” units with inverters for sensitive equipment and electronics

Honda Engines

Honda Small Engines Feature
·     Performance, reliability and low cost of ownerrship
·     3-year commercial warranty on all GX-series engines
·     Designed with quick and easy starts in mind
·     The best fuel efficiency and power output in the industry

Honda OEM Parts

Honda Genuine Parts Feature
·     Genuine OEM parts for Honda generators, pumps, snow blowers, small engines, and more
·     Manufactured to strict quality standards for exact fit and precise operation
·     Precisely designed and rigorously tested by Honda

Contact us Today

Brewster | Bronx | Brooklyn | Carmel | Danbury | Elmsford | Flushing | Mt. Vernon | W. Nyack
Call us Toll Free at 1-800-DURANTE

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Durante Rentals Opens New Location in Brooklyn, NY

Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals, LLC
718-697-6969 x4431


Durante Rentals Opens New Location in Brooklyn, NY

New Bushwick store is their first in Brooklyn and ninth overall

Brooklyn, NY - October 5th, 2017 – Durante Rentals continues its rapid expansion with their latest store opening in Brooklyn, New York. The fully renovated and strategically located store, at 1773 Bushwick Avenue in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, is a full-service equipment and tool rental facility offering rentals, sale, parts, service, and training. The new Durante Rentals Brooklyn location is conveniently situated near the area’s major commercial and non-commercial thoroughfares, like the Jackie Robinson Parkway, Jamaica Avenue, Bushwick Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Atlantic Avenue.

This is Durante Rentals ninth location overall, third in New York City, and their second to open in the past 90 days, with the other being their Danbury, CT store. Durante also has locations in Brewster, the Bronx, Carmel, Elmsford, Flushing, Mt. Vernon, and West Nyack. “We are excited, and more importantly, so are the local contractors, as there aren’t many equipment and tool rental choices in this particular area of Brooklyn,” said Anthony Durante, Co-Founder of Durante Rentals. “With its central location and proximity to the city, we are now better equipped to service our large Manhattan customer base as well,” said Anthony.

The Brooklyn store will offer a variety of tools and equipment for construction, industrial, landscape, and homebuilding applications. With one of the newest fleets in the Tri-State area, they are well equipped with boom lifts, light towers, air compressors, forklifts, mini excavators, generators, scissor lifts, and more. Their indoor showroom features chainsaws, power cutters, safety gear, diamond blades, traffic safety products, accessories and more. In addition to equipment and tool rentals, the Brooklyn location will also offer sales, parts, and service for all makes and models of equipment.

“Over the past few years, Brooklyn has seen an unprecedented renaissance that is still ongoing. This area is part of a more recent transformation and the initial feedback from the local community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Co-Founder John Durante. “Many have commented that our yellow, white, and black color scheme add some much-needed color and vibrancy to the area,” said John.   

This depot’s dedicated team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic rental coordinators, drivers, and mechanics are at the ready to serve the local contractors, municipalities and homeowners of Brooklyn. This location will also serve as one of their Takeuchi Earth Moving Equipment showrooms as they are the Takeuchi dealer (New York Takeuchi) for the five boroughs of New York, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties, offering mini excavators, track loaders, skid steers, and wheel loaders for retail.

Durante Rentals Brooklyn will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information about the new Brooklyn store, visit DuranteRentals.com or call them directly at 718-907-6969.

About Durante Rentals
Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most dependable name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the New York Tri-State area. Construction professionals look to Durante for all their equipment needs including mini excavators, skid steers, light towers, generators, compressors, forklifts, air tools, boom lifts and more. Now with nine convenient locations and counting, their geographic footprint continues to expand while servicing all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit www.DuranteRentals.com.

Durante Rentals Brooklyn Location
1773 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY  11207

Monday, September 18, 2017

Snow Removal Machine Advanced Rates (Skid Steers, Track Loaders, and Wheel Loaders)

Lock in Your Advance Snow Rates

Supplies are Limited and Sure to Sell Out Soon

Summer is long gone and old man winter is on his way. Now is the time to lock up your snow removal machines for the winter. Prices and inventory change dramatically as we get closer to the first snowflakes of the year. Don't wait. Book Today!

Advance Snow Rate Guidelines:
  • Must guarantee for minimum of 4 months (16 weeks).
  • All units are enclosed cab with heat unless noted.
  • Customer must provide a certificate of insurance naming Durante Rentals as an additional insured.
  • $750 nonrefundable deposit required, per machine,
    at time of booking the order (first come first served).
  • Must be booked prior to November 1st (with deposit paid).  Booking is not confirmed until deposit received.
  • First month rent required prior to initial delivery. Next month shall be billed at 3rd week in current month.
  • Must take possession of the rental by November 10th.
  • Rate includes 40 hours per month of usage.
    Additional hours billed at $25.00 per hou.
  • Price does not include trucking, fuel, maintenance, damage, insurance or sales tax.
  • Servicing of units subject to our normal hours of operation (including snow hours).

Brewster | Brooklyn | Bronx | Carmel | Danbury | Elmsford | Flushing | Mt. Vernon | W. Nyack
Call us Toll Free at 1-800-DURANTE