> Figured. Being California though, I thought the unavailability just
At $3.00/qt, AQMD has pretty much obtained it's objective to make
distribution of kero expensive and difficult.
It is the same trick they use to limit VOC based contact cement for
laminate. From memory, think they limit that to pint cans.
Since I can buy diesel around here for about $2.50 a gallon, that's what I use
in my garage heater. The OP is correct, kerosene can be difficult to find at
times... but diesel never is. Essentially the same stuff....
*I* called delta tech support and asked them. <grin>
They said 'mineral spiritis', or turpentine, or paint thinner, are all
They said they recommend kerosene because:
1) it is nearly universally available
2) it is generally the _lowest_price_ of the alternatives.
I clean my tools and other things with Permatex Fast Orange smooth hand
cleaner. It may leave a lotiony residue that you may want to remove
with something like kerosene :P
Seriously though, I use it on my hands and my tools. Heck, generally I
wash both at the same time.
There is also brake cleaner. You can probably find some good stuff at
your local autoparts store.
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
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