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Started by 19and41, July 31, 2019, 02:08:56 PM

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I had bought some lamp oil at a general store and put it up for when I needed it.  I got it out and it had opaque flakes in it which would not liquefy no matter how hard I shook it.  I had to do something so put it in my cheepie weepie glass flat wick lamp.  It took 20 minutes for the wick to take the stuff up.  I lit it and it emitted major black smoke, then the wick went cherry red and smoldered til i managed to pinch it off.  That was the day I learned about the difference between "lamp oil"  and "kerosene"   ;D
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That'll be American kerosene, not British kerosene. UK kero is basically diesel, so works in an oil lamp.
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