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Old 12-20-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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Default Kerosene/suffolk county

does anyone know where theres a gas station that sells kerosene in the Centereach Selden area?
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Last winter I needed to purchase some for a job site heater. We wound up at Lewisy in East Northport. I couldn't locate anything more convenient to Stony Brook.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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Kerosene is the same as no.2 fuel oil and if you siphon off some from your oil tank (if you have one), it will do the job.
Most gas stations have a pump for "diesel-oil", it is the same as kerosene as far as your heater is concerned. Be sure to
provide a supply of oxygen in the space that you are heating, to support burning, these heaters will consume much of the
oxygen in a room and if you are occupying that room, you will become drowsy and between the carbon monoxide and the
depletion of the oxygen, it could be a dangerous situation. Also, remember not to place the heater too close to other
combustable materials, radient, kinetic heat, could bring about spontaneous combustion and unless you are monitoring
the heater, it is unwise to fire it up and just walk away.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:33 AM
 
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Kerosene is the same as no.2 fuel oil and if you siphon off some from your oil tank (if you have one), it will do the job.
Most gas stations have a pump for "diesel-oil", it is the same as kerosene as far as your heater is concerned. Be sure to
provide a supply of oxygen in the space that you are heating, to support burning, these heaters will consume much of the
oxygen in a room and if you are occupying that room, you will become drowsy and between the carbon monoxide and the
depletion of the oxygen, it could be a dangerous situation. Also, remember not to place the heater too close to other
combustable materials, radient, kinetic heat, could bring about spontaneous combustion and unless you are monitoring
the heater, it is unwise to fire it up and just walk away.
Thanks for the info, the heater is basically used in my 2 car garage. I've owned one for about 12 years & never had problem. I decided to purchase a new one this week but the gas station that I usually purchase the kerosene no longer sells it. I wasn't aware that i could use diesel, reading the instructions they are very glued on using #1K clear Kerosene.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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There is a shell station in Mastic on Montauk highway west of William Floyd Parkway that sells kerosene.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Kerosene is the same as no.2 fuel oil and if you siphon off some from your oil tank (if you have one), it will do the job.
Most gas stations have a pump for "diesel-oil", it is the same as kerosene as far as your heater is concerned. Be sure to
provide a supply of oxygen in the space that you are heating, to support burning, these heaters will consume much of the
oxygen in a room and if you are occupying that room, you will become drowsy and between the carbon monoxide and the
depletion of the oxygen, it could be a dangerous situation. Also, remember not to place the heater too close to other
combustable materials, radient, kinetic heat, could bring about spontaneous combustion and unless you are monitoring
the heater, it is unwise to fire it up and just walk away.

Kerosene is not quite the same as #2 heating oil. Kerosene is #1 heating oil. It has something to do with the refining process, if I remember correctly. I use Kerosene in my outdoor fuel tank in VT because #2 heating oil congeals at a higher temperature, gumming up the lines.

I know of people who've used on road diesel fuel in their oil tanks in a pinch. Off road is available in some areas, and is cheaper than on road. It is dyed red to prevent people from using it on road and circumventing taxes.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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Thanks
found a gas station a few miles from me. unbelievable $5:00 a gallon
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