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Old 14-11-2010, 17:19   #16
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I use kerosene in my Dickinson stove and my Bomar heater for less soot and smell. I've found that I can find it most inexpensively in bulk at Cenex farm supply stores and at equipment rental outfits. The equipment rental folks often have kerosene for sale to use with their big drywall heaters.

Has anyone ever used Jet-A fuel instead of kerosene? I think it is pretty close to kerosene and it is available in bulk at almost all airports.
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thanks for the input.
What I have come to understand is it will not kero will not be readily available dockside along the way to Alaska. The switch to diesel heat is gonna happen.
We are now wintering over in Bremerton and burning electricity for our heat. Even while we have the truck the search for bulk kerosene takes a bunch of phone calls or pay 38 bucks for 5 gal at lowes. Way to much hassle. Found some by accident when a nearby garage took in my engine oil and they had a tank of k1.
So live and learn, diesel for heat when away from the truck.
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Has anyone ever used Jet-A fuel instead of kerosene? I think it is pretty close to kerosene and it is available in bulk at almost all airports.

Jet A and Kerosene are almost the same thing. The only difference is that the Jet A is "cleaner".

Jet A and Diesel are also close. Diesel has more paraffins.
I have burnt Jet A in a couple differnt diesel trucks. (Mixed with half Diesel) I also know of a couple Kabota diesel Generators that ran only on Jet A.
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