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kerosene heater fuel question. - teacher - 01-20-2016

Furnace quit last Saturday on me,so been using space heaters & kerosene heater until a part can be shipped in. My question is can Coleman camp fuel be used in these? I'm on my last tank full of kerosene, which I had bought many years ago when we had an ice storm. No problem getting more kerosene, just thought I would use up what I had on hand.


Re: kerosene heater fuel question. - Howard Acheson - 01-20-2016

As far as I recall, Coleman lamp fuel is white gas. I don't think you want to run it in your heater.


Re: kerosene heater fuel question. - CLETUS - 01-20-2016

Won't work. Its like gasoline vs diesel.


Re: kerosene heater fuel question. - teacher - 01-20-2016

Thanks for the info..


Re: kerosene heater fuel question. - tomsteve - 01-20-2016

PLEASE have some ventilation with it


Re: kerosene heater fuel question. - Herb G - 01-20-2016

Coleman camp fuel is indeed white gasoline.
Never use gasoline in a kerosene heater.

You'll fall down, go BOOM!!!

A gallon of gas is equal to 14 sticks of dynamite.
I make sure to use a portable CO detector when I use my kerosene heater.


Re: kerosene heater fuel question. - Robert Adams - 01-20-2016

That's pricey heating with kerosene. It's still $8 a gallon and up here. (There are no kerosene pumps here)

Yeah the coleman fuel is a bad idea. I haven't used that stuff in years. Hated pumping up the stove and lanterns and went to propane bottles.