I am looking to buy 5 gallons of kerosine for my shop heater. Does anyone know a gas station in Durham near downtown that has a kerosine pump?
It's $24.99 for 5 gal. here in the triad.Tractor Supply sells 5 gal cans of undyed 1-K kerosene for about $40. 1-K burns cleaner and has less odor than the dyed kerosene at the gas stations so extends the wick life between dry burning, but is more expensive.
Thanks for heads up. Looks like its on sale and I had better get down there. Last year, they didn't restock the 5 gal cans after Christmas, so they were no longer available by Feb.It's $24.99 for 5 gal. here in the triad.
Never hard of anything running kerosene on the road since the early 1920's. Now diesel (#2 fuel oil) is a different storyBack when I was heavily interested in antique kerosene lamps and heaters, it was suggested that Agricultural kerosene, which isn’t taxed and consequently doesn’t require the dye, could be a good source for kerosene.
It’s supposed to be significantly cheaper.
BTW, the consensus back in the day was that the additives in road kerosene were not good for Aladdin lamps and Aladdin heaters. I know the dye definitely screwed up a wick and permanently stained an antique lamp. I won’t use the road stuff.