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bpete

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does anybody have any experience with klean heat synthetic kerosene. thanks. Barry
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Barry,
I have extensive experience with it. It bridges the gap between Kerosene and Low Odor Mineral Spirits. Therefore, you can use it in flat wick lamps as well as center drafts. Not for use in Sad Heaters, Kero only. Too expensive to be used in a Perfection heater. It burns very clean, no char on wicks. But it burns with its own particular smell. Not really objectionable, just not the milder Kero smell.
Right now I have 6 gallons in storage for when I want to light up my lamps be it for power failure or because I like the soft glow. Lowes is my go to store. HD only allows you to purchase between Jan and March.


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I bet the stuff burns beautifully. Too bad it's so expensive.
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It's not available here in Canada but I bought some from the US to try it out.  It was pretty expensive and a bit of a challenge to find a place willing to ship it here.  I use it in my lanterns.  I've got one that has an out of control flame using local kerosene or kerosene lamp oil with a low flash point.  The Klean Heat has a higher flash point and doesn't go out of control in that lantern.  It also burns with a higher flame before smoking and has much less odour than kerosene lamp oil.  I'm really impressed with it.  Too bad it's so expensive and hard to get here.
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Ratkindler, you are lucky beyond belief to be able to have anyone ship flammable liquids from our side of the fence to yours. 
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After looking for quite a long time for a place that would ship to Canada, I did think it was impossible.  Lehmans said they would but I thought they meant they "could try".  Turns out they can, and except for the duty paid on it, customs didn't have a problem with it.
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