My grandpa passed away years ago, and he always kept his exacto knifes and
some other small tools inside this jar filled with red oil. It was ditched
after he died but i remember the tools being years old and not one spot of
rust formed on them. Does anybody know what this red oil could have been? D
on't remember smell or viscosity of it.
On Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 5:14:29 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
d after he died but i remember the tools being years old and not one spot o
f rust formed on them. Does anybody know what this red oil could have been?
Don't remember smell or viscosity of it.
In NYS, they dye kerosene red. Makes it
easier for DOT guys to check the fuel in
tanks of long haul trucks. Red kero makes
the fuel a different color. So the DOT can
fine all the money out of the drivers for
not paying thier extortion money to the DOT.
On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:37:04 -0400, Stormin Mormon
everywhere in the US has kero on the pump. Only in the hillbilly
states where the redneck bungalows and converted chicken coops are
heated by kerosene space heaters. It's been years sinse I've seen a
kerosene pump at a service station. I know they do exist -but most
Kerosene is purchaced in 1 or 5 gallon cans.most places I've been. A
few places it's tapped out of a 45 gallon drum.
On Mon, 18 Jul 2016 22:05:34 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I haven't bought any for over 25 years so I can't say what color it is
now but it was clear them.
I have a kerosene heater but it has not been used for the same length
of time. I just have it around in case we have a total power failure
in the winter but I imagine I would be running diesel or mineral
spirits in it because I don't have any K1 and not a clue who does if
it isn't a 1 gallon can at Ace Hardware.
I know there is still a bulk plant downtown with a K1 pump but I doubt
I would be willing to drive down there.
I think I would just get in bed with my wife and wait it out ;-)
On 7/18/2016 10:40 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Diesel has a bit of a bad smell for indoor
heaters, I've been told. Mineral spirits
was used for wick lamps, where it provides
a very bright light. However, some wick lamps
overheat and go supernova or cause a fire
when used with mineral spirits.
Sounds like now is the time to research kerosene,
and buy some. I've seen clear kero at Walmart,
it's a seasonal item of course.
There is nothing wrong with my newsreader settings. I saw the text you were replying to (only because it was in your post),
but there was no post "Red kerosene fuel. for portable heater" for you to reply to.
The problem is you insist on renaming posts to a subject that previously did not exist, but your new post still includes the
prefix "Re: " If you insist on changing the subject that suits you; therefore making it a new subject with no previous posts,
at least have the decency to remove the "Re: " as the subject prefix.
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