Kerosene

by Geronimo @, Playa Blanca, Friday, August 12, 2022, 05:54 (117 days ago)

I was feeling a bit nostalgic and bought an oil lamp. In an attempt to save time on my search for fuel, does anyone know who sales kerosene locally? Don't want to burn jet fuel, diesel, olive oil etc....looking for kerosene.

TIA

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by frostbite @, Hamilton MT, Friday, August 12, 2022, 06:03 (117 days ago) @ Geronimo

Isn't paint thinner kerosene?

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Friday, August 12, 2022, 10:03 (117 days ago) @ frostbite

Isn't paint thinner kerosene?

Well, it's complicated. Any petrochemical engineers out there who can help us laypersons?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 12, 2022, 08:12 (117 days ago) @ Geronimo

I was feeling a bit nostalgic and bought an oil lamp. In an attempt to save time on my search for fuel, does anyone know who sales kerosene locally? Don't want to burn jet fuel, diesel, olive oil etc....looking for kerosene.

TIA

You can get petróleo blanco for lamps at the hardware stores.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 12, 2022, 12:18 (117 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I was feeling a bit nostalgic and bought an oil lamp. In an attempt to save time on my search for fuel, does anyone know who sales kerosene locally? Don't want to burn jet fuel, diesel, olive oil etc....looking for kerosene.

TIA


You can get petróleo blanco for lamps at the hardware stores.

When I first lived here in '74, everyone used petróleo blanco for their lamps and for mopping their floors to keep down the alacranes and other bugs. This was a daily or almost-daily thing to do. That was back when we could still see stars at night. Now with so much light pollution even the moon looks dim in our downtown Zihuatanejo sky. Forget seeing constellations or the Vía Láctea.

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by Skink, Saturday, August 13, 2022, 01:26 (117 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Kerosene

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Friday, August 12, 2022, 09:05 (117 days ago) @ Geronimo

Isn't jet fuel basically kerosene?

It should give your lamp a nice throaty roar, and if you can get the wick up high enough, an afterburner.

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by Yandosan, Friday, August 12, 2022, 09:31 (117 days ago) @ mindpilot

Kerosene contains alkanes from about n=10 to n=16.
Hmmm...sounds pretty similar to gasoline, a "mixture of alkanes."

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by Geronimo @, Playa Blanca, Friday, August 12, 2022, 13:03 (117 days ago) @ Geronimo

Turpentine is from wood resin. (Pine)

Jet fuel, you really don’t know what additives are added. Detergents etc.
These lamps will work on most anything to varying degrees of efficiency.
White gas yes, that will work, but hoping for cheap kerosene.