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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-19-2018, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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lamp oil question

the oil used in the old glass lamps , how long is the oil good for. is there a limit on how long you can keep it around and it still be good to use
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We always used kerosene, Lasts long time.

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Had some lamp oil sitting on the back proch for quite a few years(the color+scent were both gone)...2-3 Oct's ago I lost electric for a week after a heavy snow..... worked fine all week till I got electric back.

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There is clear kero and kero with red dye in it.Both the same except tax amount.The clear will turn yellow with age but still fine to use.The fancy lamp oils are OK also just scented.

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we used to deliver to a PA Dutch lamp seller. the perfumed lamp oil is...odorless mineral spirits. I don't know if that will lase as long as real kero

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I agree, the kero will last a pretty long time. Sometimes older might seem to burn a little dirtier.
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