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Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you?

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buickanddeere

09-05-2008 19:31:32
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Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? I noticed when in the northern US gas stations. There's often a kerosene pump for "non highway usage". Is there a large segment of the US population using kerosene lamps or heaters? In Ontario I've only ever seen three kerosene pumps ever. One was in a Mennonite/Amish infested area. Another was in a cottage/vacation town. And the 3rd was in Sault Ste Marie at the last gas station before venturing into the Northern wilderness. If anybody purchases kerosene here it seems to be in 1.2-1/2 or 5 gallon jugs or pails.Or at the local airport as Jet A.

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Balaton17

09-08-2008 06:52:35
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
They have a 500 gallon tank at the local corner station here in town. dont know if there is anything in it thoe, never seen it used.



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sammy the RED

09-07-2008 06:05:39
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to in-too-deep, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Yup, almost every station around here has one. 8)



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glennster

09-06-2008 15:49:27
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
the thorntons gas stations and speedways here in illinois have kerosene pumps. price has been 3.95 a gallon. taht way all year, didnt go up when gas or diesel did. hmmmm.



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jose bagge

09-06-2008 13:55:03
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
just at my exit on 95, 3 of the five stations have kero pumps...I would imagine that sales in the summer are pretty weak, but they sell the he11 out of it in winter



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bill mart

09-06-2008 13:35:32
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Many gas stations in the buffalo/western new york area still have kerosene pumps.I have noticed most of them are kept a good distance from the gas pumps to avoid confusion. bill m,



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JMS/.MN

09-06-2008 11:43:14
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Sure- most of us have a Knipco or two.



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farmer boy

09-06-2008 10:46:16
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
I think you can get kerosene in lucknow. I seem to remember a gas pump that says KEROSENE at hamilton fuels



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buickanddeere

09-06-2008 13:30:02
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  Downtown Lucknow in reply to farmer boy, 09-06-2008 10:46:16  
That was one of the three kerosene pumps I was thinking of. The 2nd is in Goderich near the Zehrs store. Where are you located? I assume you know the most recent news about Lois H ?



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farmer boy

09-06-2008 22:40:50
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 Re: Downtown Lucknow in reply to buickanddeere, 09-06-2008 13:30:02  
I actually haven't read the Sentinel in about 2-3 weeks although I do get it. Was it in th Sentinel? I heard that they had a thing set up at the Lucknow reunion for Lois Hannah but other than that I haven't heard much about her. I live in the lucknow-wingham area. Do you happen to live in the ripley area? Between ripley and kincardine?



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greenbeanman in Kansas

09-06-2008 10:22:26
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
The city where I live has an ordinance prohibiting the sale of kerosene. You can but the stoves, heaters, etc. but you cannot buy the fuel for them.

Across the bridge in the next town you can.

I suppose some accident decades ago got the ban in place and today it stays in place.

I have never seen kerosene dispensed through station pumps. Only through delivery trucks and gravity flow nurse tanks at hardware and other stores.

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RN

09-06-2008 09:26:25
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Station I get unleaded gas at has a Kerosene pump. (Wisconsin). Know of a station in Chicago near a friend's place that has a Kero pump. CO-OP stations in Iowa have seen a few. RN



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Mike (WA)

09-06-2008 08:43:11
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Have lived in western Washington for 60 years, and have never seen a kerosene pump at a gas station. I suppose some might have a 55 gallon drum or something, but have never had occassion to ask.



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doug in illinois

09-06-2008 07:19:00
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
They are few and far between here in Illinois, the meter has to be state certified and inspected just like the gas pumps are. I'm using jet A in my Knipco heater now. There are 3 gas stations that still do have kerosene in their tanks within 30 miles, but all are red tagged out of service by the state. DOUG



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ericlb

09-06-2008 05:19:50
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
hard to find here we used to have one until the early 90's in the neighboring town the town has pretty much been taken over by rich yuppies mooving in from california and they can afford to heat with total electric, hated that they removed the pump as i used a old brooding house heater in my work shed in the winter, i had bi fold wood doors on the shed and i placed the heater outside the building with the doors kind of folded around behind it, the heater stack was in the open and it sure made the shed nice and warm, some varmit stole the heater 4 years ago, [ it would work on diesel too]

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MarkB_MI

09-06-2008 03:49:59
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Within 15 miles of me, I know of three stations that carry kerosene, and one of those only has it in the winter. Two of the stations are BP/Amoco, while the other is CITGO. (To put this in perspective, I estimate that there are at least two hundred gas stations in that same 15 mile radius of my home.)

I don't think there's much demand for K-1 kerosene these days. Most of the kerosene heater manufacturers (including Kerosun/Toyostove) have quit the US market due to product liability concerns. But back in the '80s kerosene heaters were real big, particularly down south where so many homes have electric heat.

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Ohio

09-06-2008 03:33:01
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Yes, and I don't know why either.



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2x4

09-06-2008 00:16:04
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
I've noticed thro out KY, TN & WV kerosene pumps are getting fewer & fewer at conv. stores. Probably don't sell enough to make it worth it.



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DScott

09-05-2008 23:14:18
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  

buickanddeere said: (quoted from post at 19:31:32 09/05/08) Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? I noticed when in the northern US gas stations. There's often a kerosene pump for "non highway usage". Is there a large segment of the US population using kerosene lamps or heaters?
In Ontario I've only ever seen three kerosene pumps ever. One was in a Mennonite/Amish infested area. Another was in a cottage/vacation town. And the 3rd was in Sault Ste Marie at the last gas station before venturing into the Northern wilderness. If anybody purchases kerosene here it seems to be in 1.2-1/2 or 5 gallon jugs or pails.Or at the local airport as Jet A.

Here in middle Tennessee most gas stations sell kerosene. Seems a lot of people use the torpedo heaters in barns, shops, construction sites and etc.

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kyplowboy

09-05-2008 21:58:56
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Here in KY most of the small country gas stations keep a 3-500 gallon tank round back with a pump on it. Alot of people use the little torpedo look'n ready heaters in shops, barns, and such. Also alot of folks have kerosene heaters in the house for when the power goes off in an ice storm. Alot of folks keep 5 to 10 gallons around for that.

Dave



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Matt from CT

09-05-2008 21:27:11
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
In my still fairly rural corner of northeast Connecticut, 3 of the 5 gas stations in my town have one; countywide it's probably closer to a 50/50 ratio. This includes stations built within the last few years. Well, considering they charge as much or more then they do for taxed road diesel...it's not surprising their are a lot of these high profit pumps around.

The Kerosene pump has a short hose that makes filling anything other then 5 gallon cans pretty much impossible.

I heated with a Kerosene space heater for a few years.

Now go north to Massachusetts, they're almost as rare as hen's teeth. However, Massachusetts bans residential space heaters...so there's just a few pumps here and there to serve the construction market.

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Davis SC

09-05-2008 20:07:15
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Kero pumps are found in SC, mainly near rural areas. There are many people that heat with Keosun heaters. Kind of a sad situation, I know of people that use several gallons of kero a day, during cold weather. They spend a lot more on kero, than my entire utility bill is.



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John M

09-06-2008 06:36:23
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to Davis SC, 09-05-2008 20:07:15  
You got that right! Most people I know that heat wit hkerosene have those bigger Perfection type heaters, but I know one older lady who goes to town every other day with 4 5 gallon containers.



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bradk

09-05-2008 20:04:12
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Yep,Southern Mn. has pumps at Mill's Fleet-Farm.

Knipco and space heaters use to be popular 'til the price went thru the roof.The pumps remain.Not sure why.

The only time I buy Kerosene is for my parts washer.Best dang washing solvent I've found for greasy parts.



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Eric SEI

09-05-2008 20:01:44
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
I'd say a lot of stations around here sell kerosene. I think that most of the heaters are for places like enclosed porches and garages that were never included on central heat, but some people do heat with them.

And of course when the power goes off those without a wood stove can get kind of cold in the winter.



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Russ from MN

09-05-2008 19:46:11
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
In northern Minnesota where we travel you can buy off road diesel at numerous places, this is for loggers and small time farmers like myself that do not have a large tank at home. In the summer time this is #2 diesel and at most places # 1 (which is similar to kerosene) is only available after November 1. This fuel is dyed red so if anyone is caught with it in an on road vehicle fuel tank it is a large fine. Kerosene is only available at a pump at Mills Fleet farm that I know of.

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Steven f/AZ

09-05-2008 19:43:14
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to buickanddeere, 09-05-2008 19:31:32  
Gas station in SW ND has it in 55 gallon drums in the storage area that they will fill your container with. Haven't seen a kero pump next to the gas pumps, though.



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John B NE Ind.

09-06-2008 13:37:34
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 Re: Is there a kerosene pump at the gas station near you? in reply to Steven f/AZ, 09-05-2008 19:43:14  
Lots of stations here have kerosene pumps. Not cheap like it used to be though. Costs more than diesel fuel.



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