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It is far away, but:
http://www.oillamps.com.au/Kero.html...0STOVE%20PARTS
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I've started calling up marine surplus shops and all they have are pulled origos, propane everything, and the occasional diesel giant. One went as far as trying to persuade me to go with the alcohol saying "why would you want to use kerosene anyway? No one does". Kerosene= cheaper fuel, less burned per unit of heat, I can see the flame (hate that about alcohol), and a much hotter flame. Being that I'm an avid cook, I can't see using that alcohol stove, there just isn't enough heat for some types of cooking. Those primus parts look promising, maybe I could just machine new brackets and replace the alcohol guts with the primus ones. Any thoughts?
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tigerregis has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Have a Force 10 Kero that had to be warmed up to run. That meant having two fuels on hand. The spirit/alcohol/kero thing was messy and a PIA. I found a butane single on sale and have used it for 5 years. The fuel has become very expensive due to hazmat regs, but it is reliable and very hot.
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Now why would I want to use perfectly good moonshine to cook with instead of drinking it?
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