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Can you use kerosene instead of home heating oil in an oil furnace?

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Can you mix kerosene and home heating oil in an oil furnace?

Kerosene and home heating oil can be mixed in a oil furnace. Kerosene is thinner than heating oil. Mixed together will make the furnace burn cleaner.

Can you mix kerosene with home heating oil without harm to furnace or contaminating home heating oil?

Yes, in cold climates, kerosene is mixed at 10-20% with #2 FO to prevent gelling.

Can I buy furnace oil at Home Depot?

Home Depot carries a lot of things and may very well carry the oil you need for your furnace. They also carry kerosene and other fuels for heating.

Can you put kerosene in a home heating oil system?

The only time you should place kerosene in a heating system is if it is designed for kerosene.

Can you mix kerosene with home heating oil without damage to furnace or contaminating home heating oil?

Yes you can; According to "FlashOffRoad" "Kerosene is routinely added to home heating oil, in large quantities. The furnace doesn't know, or care. The furnace oil pump does not have the same clearances (they are more crude, greater clearances, lower pressure...) and the kerosene won't hurt them. Most will (and often do) run on straight kerosene--here in NH, if the oil tank is outside, the mix will be either 50/50 or straight kerosene. Kerosene doesn't have the same heat values either, you won't get the same amount of power from a gallon of kerosene as from heating oil, or diesel fuel." See full article for more detail <> Personally though, I wouldn't add more than 10 gallons per 275 tank full just to be safe.

Can home heating oil be substituted for kerosene in a kerosene heater if your furnace isn't working?

No way hosea! Is it possible if you have the right setup. It all depends on what type of furnace you are using Not without causing further problems - in mobile home furnaces especially. Using heating oil in a smaller system can result in clogged nozzles and filters causing the system to malfuntion or even worse OVERHEAT causing fire danger. Also straight kerosene won't gel in colder temperatures like heating oil will

Can kerosene be used as home heating fuel?

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Can you use kerosene in a fuel oil furnace?

Yes and no. An unmodified oil burner will burn far more kerosene than fuel oil for which it is designed. If you replace the nozzle with a smaller nozzle and adjust the air, using an orsatz [orsat gas analyzer], a device for determining the combustion efficiency of the flame, you will be able to use kerosene. * interesting fact: Kerosene is also known as #1 fuel oil, or JP5 jet fuel. Mixing kerosene with #2 fuel oil, (home heating oil) in small amounts, should have no appreciable effect on the furnace efficiency.

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Does home heating oil freeze?

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