As I understand it, #1 fuel oil and diesel fuel are basically the same. A
dye is added to the fuel oil so the revenuers can tell the difference. They
visit farm auctions around here and stick a stick down farmers diesel truck
gas fill openings...if the stick comes up colored with the dye that is in
fuel oil, they're fined for not paying the road taxes that are included in
diesel fuel. When farmers file their income taxes, there is a place to
claim a credit for non-dyed diesel fuel oil that is used in vehicles that
don't use the roads such as tractors, generators, etc. That way they don't
have to keep two separate tanks for dyed and non-dyed fuel oil.
Yes, you definitely can use it. The only difference is, that diesel fuel
usually has a cetane enhancer in it and diesel that does not have a road tax
must have red dye in it.
You can also use kero. The main difference is that kero has the paraffin
refined out of it.
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