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  • Kerosene storage and use.

    We store 55 gallons of K-1 kerosene in a 55 gallon fuel safe plastic drum; we will be adding one more 55 gallon drum soon. We use a hand powered fuel safe transfer pump to transfer it to smaller containers. I like kerosene because it is one of the easiest and safest liquid fuels to store. It does not need any special chemical treatment for storage and it has the longest storage life. For my family we have tons of kerosene lamps, three kerosene space heaters plus a couple of multi fuel portable camp stoves. I also can run kerosene in our oil furnace with out any changes to equipment. My old diesel farm tractor will run on kerosene. I have stored in my shop a vintage kerosene full size cook stove and oven. Disclaimer In the town and area that I live we are permitted to store fuels as long as they are stored properly and under a certain volume. There are two types of kerosene, K-1 and K-2. The difference between K-1 and K-2 is sulfur content and red dye. K-1 has the lowest sulfur content and is clear in color. K-2 has higher sulfur content and has red dye added to it. At the fuel station by use K-1 tends to be about 40 cents more expensive then K-1. As a side note I would only run K-2 in my tractor, furnace and salamander heater. We are able to use kerosene heaters in our state.

  • #2
    good info omegaman thanks
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    • #3
      one of the higher BTU rated fuels also...better bang for buck.

      I've found that using a "super siphon" or generic...when transferring to 20L or 5gal cans works well. Cheap....no power needed.

      BTW....for lamps....use the K-1....the K-2 soots up the globe...and the ceiling....ask me how I know...:)
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      • #4
        why would you need or want k2?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Diesel View Post
          why would you need or want k2?
          cost per gal
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          • #6
            super siphon.....jiggler siphon....

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