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philisweatly
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

philisweatly

life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:I have been looking everywhere for kero in my area and nobody has it. I went to a gas station and they said they did sell it, but I'm not sure if it really is kero. The pump (yes I got it from a pump) said Highway #1 Diesel on it. So I went back in and said "Is that pump right there the kero one?" and she said yes it was kero. So I don't want to risk it and ruin my poi and hurt myself. What kind of fuel did I buy do you think? Looking online they say #1 fuel or fuel oil is similar to kero but I'm just making sure. Thanks.

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted:Hmmm

Well yes you can get kero from a pump we get it here but i don't know if it is called Highway #1 Diesel.

Could you try finding some lamp oil instead?


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DyamiTK
GOLD Member since Mar 2008

DyamiTK

beginner forever
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca, USA

Total posts: 159
Posted:What I've always been told is the Kerosene in the United States is impure and unreliable. Kerosene in the rest of the world apparently is good quality.
Here in California we use White Gasoline (Colmen's camp fuel) and Lamp oil (Ultra Pure).


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DyamiTK
GOLD Member since Mar 2008

DyamiTK

beginner forever
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca, USA

Total posts: 159
Posted:thefiregarden.com/forum/topics/what-fuels-do-people-use

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philisweatly
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

philisweatly

life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:Yea I'm looking for lamp oil and colmen's camp fuel but no luck yet. I live a good distance from any big stores and all the smaller shops close to me don't have it. I just wanted to know if anyone has heard of highway #1 diesel or something like that and if it is ok to use.

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:check camping supply stores for lamp oil/colemans. some gardening shops might have it too.

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philisweatly
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

philisweatly

life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:the thing that sucks is I have to drive about an hour and 30 minutes to get to those types of stores. I know where and what kind of fuel to idealy get, but I was just wondering if anyone has heard of the fuel that I got.

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:pour a little bit on the ground and try and light it, if it lights violently and really quick i would reccomend not using it to spin, if it lights slowly and puts up black smoke it should be kero and alright to use. Since yer in Iowa i would assume that kero from the pump is common because of all the farm land and such.

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philisweatly
SILVER Member since Feb 2008

philisweatly

life's a garden, dig it
Location: Tennesse, U.S.A.

Total posts: 115
Posted:thanks poje, I'll try that as soon as all the wind dies down. I'm getting very excited for my first burn!!!!!!!

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