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Kerosene
« on: October 15, 2013, 04:30:30 PM »
Like many I have some kerosene lamps for backup lighting. Also somewhere buried in the back of the garage is an old kerosene heater. I donít use either much but I like to keep in a supply of kerosene just in case. No matter where you purchase kerosene, Canadian tire, TSC etc. it is expensive at over $3 per litre.

There is an alternative to kerosene  - Jet fuel, known as jet A. This can be purchased at our local airport by the litre for about $1.55. I was not aware of this until recently when I was told that the local Mennonites have being buying it for years. This week I will be stocking up.   

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Do not confuse Jet fuel, jet A, with aviation gas, AVGAS. Avgas is refined gasoline and would explode if used for these purposes.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: Kerosene
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 05:45:49 PM »
Good to know thanks,
I was using Kero to heat and light as well, then stopped as the price jumped from $10 a gal to $17 in Six months. Now the price at the stores is about $27-28 for that same gallon.

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Re: Kerosene
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 12:23:23 PM »
I thought some kero heaters use #1 diesel as well. Perhaps a #1 (winter blend) diesel would work as well.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2013, 12:41:15 PM by Gravlore »

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Re: Kerosene
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 01:54:36 PM »
Gravs I read up on that two years ago so memory is a wee bit fuzzy on it, but the answer was only in some models and only if outside vented.


Some models will not work at all, some will put out too much smoke or fumes so need to be vented with chimney flue etc.
Will look for links later, I may or not be able to find them.
Good thoughts though