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barn latern fuel?

Postby davebks » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:16 am

Morning all, I know this isn't directly mountain related but it seems like something people on here would know.
I was recently given one of those old barn laterns and want to fill it but I am not sure what kind of fuel to put in there?
Do you use Kerosene? tiki torch stuff?

I looked it over and while it shows some age the tank and bottom are not rusted so im assuming i can use this thing.
any ideas? The one below is not mine but one like it.
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Re: barn latern fuel?

Postby mtn_hikin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:23 am

When I was a kid we used kerosene but the smell get pretty strong. I think you could also use the "Lamp Oil" they sell in store like Home Depot or even Wal-Mart
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Re: barn latern fuel?

Postby Presto » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:26 am

You can indeed use lamp oil with those lanterns (we have). Another nice alternative (and less odorous) to kerosene is a product called Klean Heat. That is available at most Home Depot stores in their outdoor gardening area.
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Re: barn latern fuel?

Postby hotrod » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:29 am

I used to have a similar lantern, which was very very old. In fact I had to buy a new wick for it when it was discovered. I just used the lamp oil that has been suggested and it worked just fine.
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Re: barn latern fuel?

Postby davebks » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks. I will check out those options.

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