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Birchhatchery 09-24-2011 05:16 AM

how long can kerosene be stored in a plastic sealed containor im talking clear kerosene not the pink crap

dunerunner 09-24-2011 05:59 AM

Kerocene is good, I would think for at least 5 years in a sealed air tight container that doesn't breath. Kerosene Butterfly Brand Lanterns, Stoves and Oven - Kerosene Products

Birchhatchery 09-24-2011 04:25 PM

and what if it wasn't completly air tight? would it last for at least a year?

dunerunner 09-24-2011 06:10 PM

I've read that you can strain it through some wadded up paper towels as cellulose has a high affinity for water. I would think that to be the biggest issue as water in the oil will assist the bacterial growth.

If it has only been a year and in a somewhat dry space, like a garage or shed, it should be OK. I wouldn't want to burn it in my jet aircraft, but for a lantern it should be alright.

Birchhatchery 09-24-2011 06:20 PM

i was just going to load up on a kerosene before it got expensive i got 5 gallon plastic contaors for it i store it in a insulated barn doesnlt have high temp fluctuations also im buring it in heaters one wick radiant heater in the house and one forced air heater in the garage

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