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Old 12-08-2010, 07:19 PM
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I just bought 3 "huricane lanterns" and 12 liters of kerosene as part of our preps for power outages.
We also want to include a kerosene heater....but before we go to "kerosene gung ho" lol
I have a question....

Does kerosene expire, go bad


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I've heard of Kerosene as old as 10 years still burning well if water contamination is avoided.
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Kero & diesel both store a very long time but I don't know how long. I saved our old peanut oil from the turkey fryer, and it works in the lanterns, but I'm afraid to try it in the heater.
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Kero & diesel both store a very long time but I don't know how long. I saved our old peanut oil from the turkey fryer, and it works in the lanterns, but I'm afraid to try it in the heater.
Don't try it in your heater. Anything you burn indoors must be extremely pure.
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Hey crew

I just bought 3 "huricane lanterns" and 12 liters of kerosene as part of our preps for power outages.
We also want to include a kerosene heater....but before we go to "kerosene gung ho" lol
I have a question....

Does kerosene expire, go bad


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IMO, it lasts indefinitely. Never heard of it going bad.
I have seen algae grow in it, but that can be filtered out so long as the appliance utilizes a "wicking" action, like a lantern or heater. If it must be vaporized or sprayed (coleman stove, construction turbo heater), I'd reject any algae laden kero.

I treat with PRI-D. I don't know how that helps preserve over the long term, since I've only been using it about a year, but I know it doesn't affect the burn quality.
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Asking for a Kerosene heater for Christmas, and a couple gallons of kerosene, from "Santa".


Kerosene lasts for MANY years, as others have stated. I moved into this house I'm in now, and had a "gas" fireplace in it, and it served me well the SECOND night I had lived here when power went out due to an ice/snow storm in FEB. I had thought about re-upping the contract with the company to get a tank/inspection/refill, and it would be almost 600 dollars!


Instead, I have a woodstove (free, given to me) sitting in my garage that I can use/hookup (without inspection COUGH fees) if SHTF with plenty of wood from my land, and getting the Kerosene heater for Christmas (free), I figure I can get quite a bit of kerosene for that 600 dollars!

The one I'm looking at throws off quite a bit of heat. 23,000 BTU (Duraheat model)

You should be good!


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