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Old 01-04-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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Bulk Kerosene Retailers?

I'm in need of some k-1 kerosene for my shop heater. I would rather not pay $11/gallon at the hardware store nor choke on diesel fumes. Anybody know of a place between Ellensburg and Seattle that sells the clear stuff by the gallon out of the pump? Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:13 PM   #2
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I gave up on trying to find bulk and get mine at Walmart. They usually stock the 2.5 gallon jugs for $20.97 - still spendy at over $8/gallon, but it's clean burning.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
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Maybe a Pacific Pride main office/distribution center? The one here in Bend (Bend Oil) sells it from the pump and you can pay them cash.
A home heating oil distributor may have it as well.
It's still spendy even at the pump.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:21 PM   #4
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I get mine at the Clearview True Value...$6/gallon. Byob and they fill it for you.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:03 PM   #5
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I'd call these guys first if I lived up there. http://www.a1pp.com/
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:06 PM   #6
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dang!

I remember ,,we talked about it as kids,,folks being shocked at the price of diesel and kerosene taking a 2 cent jump all at once! (late 50's)
nine cents to eleven for diesel,,and lamp oil was within a cent or two higher per gallon.
I seem to remember 13 cents for kerosene being an outrage when I was around 10 or so yrs. old.(how dare they?)
But then,,gasoline was around 25 to 30 cents at the Gull Station,,
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I still keep kerosene lanterns and hurricane lamps among my trusted items, and so, a supply of the juice to fill them.
But mostly, I keep kerosene in the shop for use as a cutting aid/ lubricant for machining aluminum. If you ever need to drill and tap or mill aluminum,,squirt a bit of lamp oil on there,,you'll be surprised at the difference it makes.
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:19 PM   #7
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I'd call these guys first if I lived up there. http://www.a1pp.com/
100 gallon minimum order.

Got 5 gallons at Home Depot for $44. Not as painful but still throbs.
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:19 PM   #8
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Next time you might try your local Cenex. Or go down to a feed store and ask there. Someone there would know where to get kerosene.

In Moses Lake, you can buy it in bulk at the Cenex near the intersection of Highway 17 and Broadway Extended. They sell Mineral Spirits too for your parts cleaner. And Stove Oil for your train. There must be somewhere similar in Ellensburg you can get that stuff.

When did they get a Home Depot there? And where is it??
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:27 PM   #9
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100 gallon minimum order.

Got 5 gallons at Home Depot for $44. Not as painful but still throbs.
That's only 2 drums of it man...just really big drums. Keep you going for 5 years, & you'd also be the go to guy for everyone else wanting better priced Kero.
He'll you could even hold a winter ride camp...a fire pit with a really steady flame!
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:55 PM   #10
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100 gallon minimum order.

Got 5 gallons at Home Depot for $44. Not as painful but still throbs.
Damn that suxs. Bend Oil is a distributor just like them and they'll fill a 5 gallon can for me. Guess they're all different. If was worth a try! MasterMarine is on the right track.
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Old 01-06-2015, 04:15 PM   #11
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Well bummer. I talked to my dad about it and he said he could've gotten Jet-A from A-1 if needed (he knows the owner). That would have been a little cheaper and it basically burns the same.

Unfortunately the Cenex here went independent a few years ago and is now just Midstate Co-Op. That was the first place I called and struck out. I know all of the feed/hardware guys here and they all were thinking the store bought scam cans as well. I'm really surprised how hard this stuff is to find now. Maybe the 100 gallon idea has some legs.
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I hear you. I went camping a couple of years ago at Foggy Dew and I forgot to bring along some white gas for my coleman stove. I remembered before I got too far and stopped at a few stores along the way. Every time I would ask about it, the clerk would direct me to small propane bottles. They did not know what Coleman Fuel was...
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I hear you. I went camping a couple of years ago at Foggy Dew and I forgot to bring along some white gas for my coleman stove. I remembered before I got too far and stopped at a few stores along the way. Every time I would ask about it, the clerk would direct me to small propane bottles. They did not know what Coleman Fuel was...
Ha ha and then some guy with a propane Coleman stove shows up and cooks your hot dog - I think.

To Pro_Marinero, if you haven't opened up the Home Depot can just return it and get the Jet A that you want.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:34 AM   #14
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I have burned #1 diesel in torpedo heaters without trouble, the supplier told me it's basically kero. Olsen fuel in ballard has it in bulk. Bring a bunch of cans, they fill them, no minimum.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:35 AM   #15
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I thought this might be appropriate. I used to use no 1 fuel oil in my space heater. And have used diesel in an oil furnace.
It appears kerosene and jet fuel have less sulfur.

Jet Fuel type A basically Kerosene, or filtered #1 oil cleaned up to higher specifications including very fine filtering (through diatomaceous earth) and a water removal step.
  • Kerosene is #1 oil which has been filtered to clean it up. Sold at ridiculously higher prices in stores as "lamp oil" this material may have deodorants or fragrances added. A traditional name for kerosene is "coal oil", though it is in fact a petroleum product and is not made from coal.
  • #1 fuel oil is more refined than #2 oil, has a lower pour point (or gel point or waxing point), is less viscous, has a higher septane rating and contains fewer BTU's per gallon than #2 heating oil.
  • Diesel fuel used in diesel powered vehicles and some other engines, is basically #2 home heating oil. But in the U.S. and other countries, home heating oil has dye added in order to distinguish it from un-taxed or lower-taxed fuels from un-dyed and higher-taxed diesel fuels used for over-the-road vehicles.
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