Geek Location: Manchester, UK Member Since: 27th Mar 2005 Total posts: 1261
Posted:Anything that looks like this... http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/gelert-parafin-4l-camping-gas-refill-p143044 br>Most DIY stores will stock some variation on the 4L paraffin barrel. If you've got a Focus store nearby you might be able to get some cheap as they went into administration today. (I hate to benefit from other people's misery but if you don't buy it someone else will)
If you can find a paraffin pump at a petrol station it is usually slightly cleaner but it doesn't make that much difference. If you can find one you'll need a jerry can to put it in too.
Some people use Coleman camping fuel but it burns a lot quicker / hotter and with a less impressive flame as far as I remember. It also has the potential to be explosive.
Lamp oil is usually far too clean to get nice looking flames. You need some soot or the flames look rubbish. It is also full of additives to make it burn with less soot. A lot of these, as has been mentioned above, are pretty nasty when they are inhaled.
Posted:Hehe.. Well, I'm glad you said that - had just placed an order for Citronella lamp oil as somewhere recommended it as ok and I thought I'd give it a try ^^ (http://fire.msquared.com.au/fuel.html) Cancelled that now.
Thanks for your link, Seye, I'm not sure how I'd managed to overlook it, but I found some good places for buying those 4L Paraffin's online with UK delivery - sooo much cheaper than the lamp oil !