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    Default Where to buy red kerosene in Juneau

    I am looking for some kerosene in bulk and am just not able to find it. I dont want to pay 10$ a gallon for the clear stuff, just need some on hand for emergencies. does anyone have any suggestions?

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    I don't believe red dye 164 is added to any kerosene for use in Alaska. I believe if you found any, it would have to have come from Outside, and/or be very very old. Depending on what you intend to use it for (! due caution and common sense is applicable here !), you could potentially substitute #1 diesel, or even jet-A from your local fuel vendor...
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    I was just looking to use kerosene for emergency lighting and to store a bit extra. I had heard Kerosene was about 4$ a gallon...down south maybe haha. Everywhere ive been its been just as much as coleman fuel.

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    If you don't want to buy it from Fred Meyer then call Delta Western and see what they have. Them, Taku or Petro Marine are about all the choices you have.

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    Don't use jet fuel!! A relative of mine used some in his kerosene refrigerator and it blew up in his face. He had to fly himself to the hospital where he spent several days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellclifton View Post
    Don't use jet fuel!! A relative of mine used some in his kerosene refrigerator and it blew up in his face. He had to fly himself to the hospital where he spent several days.
    Are you sure it blew up because he used Jet fuel? and which Jet fuel did he use?

    If you can find Jet-B (helicopter fuel aka wide cut kerosene) it would probably work but make a heck of a lot of smoke. (I assume you're using this in an oil lamp with whick or a coleman lamp with a kerosene generator.) I've used Jet-A in diesel vehicles as well as fuel heaters. It doesn't have any lubrication, like diesel, so if you have any moving parts, they will wear faster.

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