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Culumeon
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

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Location: Sweden

Total posts: 9
Posted:I recently bought a pair of Pois, after trying for a while with a friends.
However, my Poi smokes alot when they burn, and I dont know why.
I use Lamp Oil as fuel.

Have I missed some important preparation or something that could be the reason for the smoke?
(I just dip the Pois in the Oil before I light them, when they go out I stop)
Should I mix the Lamp Oil with some other kind of fuel to reduce smoke?

From what I have read, Lamp Oil isnt supposed to smoke much, and my friends Poi didnt smoke so much and I think they used Lamp Oil as well.


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vaperloc...the mighty


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Location: Ft worth Texas

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Posted:I dont know much about wha tyou can and cannot use for poi but white gasoline doesnt smoke much if at all.I dont know the tecnical name for it but I am sure someone here does.Coleman the brand that makes camping stoves and gear sells white gas.

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

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Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:They will smoke using lamp oil. Reasons for more smoke than other people might be if they're kevlar wicks maybe your wicks have a higher cotton blend in them. Or your lamp oil may not be that pure. Also make sure you soak your wicks for sometime to makes sure there's fuel all the way through.

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Culumeon
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:ok, thanks. Im not sure what Coleman or White Gasoline is (havent seen those names here in Sweden), but Ill check the stores.

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

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Location: Auckland

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Posted:And please look at the this link, so that you are aware of the different properties and dangers of these fuels...

Fuels FAQ from Home of Poi


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vaperloc...the mighty


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Location: Ft worth Texas

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Posted:I am not sure if it is even sold there,but it is merely gasoline that is refined better .It burns much cleaner that is why it is used for camping stoves and such.

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Very funny scotty now beam down my pants.
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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:It is a little different than better refined gasoline. It is actually a different level of distillation. It has longer carbon chains and is not as volitile, though it is still a petroleum product. The main advantage is that the vapors are not explosive or even flammable. Never use a fuel with flammable vapors for fire performance of any kind - very very dangerous!

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