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Old 04-09-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Where To Buy Kerosene?

Anyone know where I can buy kerosene in northern VA? I guess people are too hoity-toity around here to have any use for kerosene. There's a Sheetz gas station about 10 miles west of where I am that has pump kerosene but both pumps are out of service. I've looked at Wal-Mart and local outdoors stores but the closest thing I can find is 'camp fuel'.

Just need a little bit so I can clean my chain for the rest of the season.

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Not sure what type of stores you have in the area, but I picked some up at our local Fleet Farm. They carry it for use in the portable Kerosene heaters they sell. I think it is a 2.5 gal container.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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Home Depot carries it locally. Maybe the other home improvement stores do as well. WD40 works well, and you should be able to find that in 1 gallon cans at most automotive stores if your chain is so dirty that you don't want to use multiple spray cans.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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I buy it at local hardware stores, in one gallon jugs.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:56 PM   #5
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I have bought it at a gas station (they have a kerosene pump) a few miles from me. But...that's would be a bit of a drive for ya.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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Different country, so it would also be a little bit of a drive, but here every hardware shop stocks it in 1ltr and 4ltr bottles.

Surely your area isn't too hoity toity for a harwdware store?
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:21 PM   #7
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Home Depot and Lowes both stock it here.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #8
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Most places around here carry kerosene, but why bother? WD-40 works just as well, comes in a spray can, and smells better.
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Thanks guys! Lol, we thankfully aren't too hoity-toity for hardware stores I actually never thought of checking Home Depot, but thats why this board is so great I'll head there today after work and pick up some.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:20 AM   #10
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jeez areound here nearly every gas station has a K-1 pump.

on a side note, weirdest thing ever witnessed at a gas station: some guy pumping a gallon of K-1 into the CRANKCASE of an old Gremlin.....while the engine was running.....dunno what that was all about but I assume he had an engine sludge problem....
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:42 AM   #12
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They didn't have it at Home Depot and I finally found it at Lowe's with the paint thinners. $9 for a gallon of K-1...I dunno if thats normal but it seems kinda steep to me.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:50 AM   #13
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They didn't have it at Home Depot and I finally found it at Lowe's with the paint thinners. $9 for a gallon of K-1...I dunno if thats normal but it seems kinda steep to me.
Yeah but WD40 is anywhere from 4 to 8 times that much per gallon.
Kerosene has enough lubricating properties that it won't bind the chain up or damage the o-rings.

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Yeah but WD40 is anywhere from 4 to 8 times that much per gallon.
A gallon of wd40 at Lowe's is 11.99.
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Sheetz. $3.79/gallon. Surely you must have more than the one Sheetz in your area that has the out of service pumps.
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Yeah but WD40 is anywhere from 4 to 8 times that much per gallon.
Kerosene has enough lubricating properties that it won't bind the chain up or damage the o-rings.

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I think the last time I bought Kerosene at the pump, it was just over $5 a gallon. That was last fall, you are paying for the convenience of the store can, and I'm sure it cost more to ship it in that form.

WD40 does not cost 4 to 8 times as much, unless perhaps you meant buying it in the aerosol cans.

Lowe's has it on their website at $11.99 a gallon. I have seen it locally for $8.99 just yesterday. I noticed it was the same price as Rotella T in the same ad.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:40 AM   #17
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Hahah I know its crazy but that one Sheetz with the busted pumps is the only one within a reasonable distance. Everything around here is mostly Exxon, Amoco, BP, and Shell.

Got my toothbrush and my kero...looking forward to a nice clean chain this afternoon!
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:42 PM   #19
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Why not just use diesel. same result, cheaper and available everywhere.
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Why not just use diesel. same result, cheaper and available everywhere.
'cause ya just can't get that Diesel taste out of your tooth brush!



Diesel is a little heavier and oilier, and I'm not sure it will clean quite as well, but other than the smell it will work.

Honestly, I didn't know you could buy WD40 in gallon cans. I was saying, based on the price of the spray cans, that it's a lot more expensive than Kero, and I've had issues with the chain o-rings swelling and links binding after using WD40. Never with straight Kerosene as it is also recommended by most of the motorcycle manufacturers for cleaning the chain. I also use a soft bristle paint brush and pan under the rear so I can really soak the chain and gear.

One word of caution! Any cleaner you use can get on the rear tire during the chain service, so be sure to wash that rear tire and wheel very well with warm soapy water to remove all the cleaner. Rinse the tire well and rub it down by hand to make sure it's tacky again and not slippery before you ride again. Pulling out on a freshly oiled rear tire can mess up your whole day. Funny how we remember those little things from our first street bike years ago.

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