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Re: Frozen lamp oil (Paraffin)
You can burn kerosene in an ordinary oil lamp, safely??
If you burn kerosene (K1 grade) in your boat's oil lamps, your eyes will water and your throat will sting. I know Lynn Pardey says that if you add an ounce of isopropyl alcohol to a quart of kerosene, this doesn't happen, but I have never tried it. I burn clear paraffin in my lamps and kerosene in my stove and heater. Very little odor.
Maybe adding some alcohol to you paraffin will lower the gel point?
Last edited by jimjazzdad; 11-09-2012 at 08:57 AM.