brittlebrittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


Posted:
just a quick question. is lighter fluid that is sold in supermarkets for use with BBQ's the same as paraffin??? confused

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


SeyeSeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
no its naptha.

It burns a hell of a lot hotter and has a much lower flashpoint (far more chance of gettign a big fireball when lighting).

You should also NEVER put smouldering wicks anywhere near it!

Lamp oil (often citronella cented) is mostly paraffin though.

brittlebrittleGOLD Member
member
131 posts
Location: leicester, uk


Posted:
many thnxs

What to do in case of fire??? LET IT BURN!


havocangelmember
53 posts

Posted:
Lighter fluid is a combination of napatha and pariffin. It burns hotter with a lower flashpoint but doesn't burn up as fast.

This is the reason that you can take a wick lighter and fill it with regular lighter fluid and it will light for about 2 weeks. Fill the same lighter with pure napatha and it will light for about a day and put a little more ware on your wick.

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