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Kerosene
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gregPA    Posted 08-22-2003 at 08:20:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
howdy, can anyone tell me the difference between red dyed and white. none of the home heating oil vendors in my area deliver the white. i haven't had any problems yet but some folks i know say the red won't work in the kerosun or other wick type heaters. is there a easy fix with the wicks or do i have to haul the white in from a convenience store 5 miles down the road. thanks in advance, greg


Mike De Grote    Posted 11-29-2004 at 06:56:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a carburetor for a double burner Jungers kerosene stove, or any one in my area who can repair one ?


Sid    Posted 08-23-2003 at 13:43:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
It has been my experience that in kersone heater either red or clear deisel makes a smokey mess. I took a heater that someone gave away because it smoked really bad and they did not want the useless thing. When I tried to light it I noticed it had deisel in it. I emptied the tank and cleaned the wick and put kersone in it it worked fine. I was in a hurry one time and put deisel in a torpedo type space heater one time never again will I do that.


nasser zolfaghari    Posted 08-30-2004 at 02:44:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am buyer and seller of kind of wick Ican prefer kind of wick for your company with suitable price if you need any kind of wick you can order us to send you.thanks full


nasser_zolfaghari    Posted 08-27-2004 at 03:35:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my job is buy and sell of wick of heater please send me price list


Salmoneye    Posted 08-22-2003 at 08:26:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
The red is 'non-taxable diesel'...That said...There is absolutely no problem with using it in anything that calls for 'kerosene'...

I have a 275 gallon tank and I fill it in August every year...I use it in my Monitor 'kerosene' heater and pump out what I need for my Aladdin wick heaters and my kero lamps and lanterns...

The only thing I have ever found with the red stuff is that the wick may (not always depending on item) need more frequent cleaning...

LMAO...Henry (the delivery guy) just pulled in...

HTH


Les    Posted 08-22-2003 at 08:45:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
What a co-inkydink!
Some places around here, the price of gasoline jumped 15 cents today :(


toolman    Posted 08-22-2003 at 12:10:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
gas jumped here 10 cents a litre last week at petro can, nobody else went along with it next day it was back down again now i see last night they went back up 10cents a litre(thats what about 45 cents a gallon i think) none of the other station went up as of last night , but today who knows .


gregPA    Posted 08-22-2003 at 08:49:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
just curious, what are you guys paying for K-1? cheapest i found 1.299 highest 1.799. greg


Tom A    Posted 08-22-2003 at 09:57:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I haven't bought K-1 since early spring, but then it was $1.799. Seems all petroleum products have begun jumping again for last few weeks, I saw regular gas jump 10 cents in a day earlier this week.

tom


Les    Posted 08-22-2003 at 09:13:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't remember the last time I bought K-1. But I will tell you that gasoline jumped from around a buck sixty to a buck seventy-five, just today alone!


gregPA    Posted 08-22-2003 at 09:36:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i guess they figure it's going to be a long wet winter and they might just as well start soaking us starting now. greg


Barb    Posted 08-22-2003 at 17:09:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do any of you ever add any thing in your kerosene to help keep out the moisture like StaBil? We heat with wood and corn and have a forced air furnace that runs on natural gas, which I hate to use.$$$$ But we also have a couple of kerosene heaters we can pull out and use if need be, I was just wondering about storing it and if any additives need to added to it. Thanks!


I tell ya...    Posted 08-22-2003 at 19:08:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have literally pulled kero lamps out of attics that have 100 years of dust on them...They are still half full and light right up and burn well (other than the dust fires)...

Salmoneye

PS....Dunno what that might do to a modern wick heater (or a diesel engine), but my Aladdins wouldn't even blink at burning 50 year old kero...


Barb    Posted 08-22-2003 at 20:03:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the information, I do appreciate it.:)


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