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Old 01-10-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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I ran out and suppliers were out too. One told me to use diesel and I did some research and tried it and it worked ok. What's the long term consequences if I keep using it? Someone else said i can use #2 kerosene. Can I? Researching I found out that #1 kero is same as #1 heating oil. My burner can use #1 or #2 heating oil. Whats the story with #2 kero? I also found out that diesel comes in #1 and #2, but I dont know which is which.

1-I want to be sure of what I can use as backup.

2-I want to look into alternatives, if they are cheaper. Diesel at the pump is cheaper then #2 heating oil delivered. Is pump #1 or #2 and does it matter to me?

3-A friend has 25 gallons of old #2 kero he said I can have.

beckett model AFG burner in a bryant system.

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Old 01-10-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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For heat value alone, assuming 100% efficiency, they are all within +/- 2% of each other.

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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#1 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.
#2 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.


Kerosene is a trademark name(like freon). That has become a common term for #1 fuel oil.
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Quote:
1-I want to be sure of what I can use as backup.
Ayuh,... You can safely burn All of them....

#1 oil,..
#2 oil,...
Diesel is the same oil, just taxed differently...
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#1 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.
#2 kerosene and fuel oil are the same.


Kerosene is a trademark name(like freon). That has become a common term for #1 fuel oil.
fuel oil? gasoline and wax are fuel oils, right? Am I missing something? Any oil, that is a fuel, is a fuel oil. Whale oil is a fuel oil.
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But there is never a whale around when you need one.
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fuel oil? gasoline and wax are fuel oils, right? Am I missing something? Any oil, that is a fuel, is a fuel oil. Whale oil is a fuel oil.
LOL...

Ok.

#1 Kerosene and #1 fuel oil are the same thing.
#2 Kerosene and #2 fuel oil are the same thing.

Gasoline is NOT an oil. It is a distillate from oil, with additives.
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But there is never a whale around when you need one.

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how can I test old kerosene to see if its still good and how can i be sure its kero?
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Lab test.

How old is old.
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"But there is never a whale around when you need one" by "Yuri". Errrr---Yuri, have you met my first wife?
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That #1 Fuel Oil = Kerosene = Jet Fuel,

and that #2 Fuel Oil = Diesel (without any engine additives)
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"But there is never a whale around when you need one" by "Yuri". Errrr---Yuri, have you met my first wife?
She's yuri's long lost sister.
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Diesel. Is the name of the inventer of the engine.
So they named the fuel after him.

Diesel fuel does have additives in it.

Jet fuels are kerosene based.
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Her name is Olga, good Russian gal. BTW they had to double the price of Vodka in the old country. Seems like we have a drinkin problem and makin it more expensive is supposed to stop that.

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