which is it, # 2 fuel oil or kerosense

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  1. agmantoo

    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    I have access to a nearly full tank of what I think is # 2 home heating fuel. It has the red dye. The problem is that it does not smell as I think it should. Do any suppliers add the red dye to kerosene?
     
  2. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    red dye is home heating oil
     

  3. opus

    opus Well-Known Member

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    Red dye would be off road diesel. What are you wanting to do with it?
     
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    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    The 275 gallon drum is connected to a home with a discontinued use furnace. I plan on using the fuel as off road diesel since it is home heating oil, not kerosene.
     
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    Heck...why not!
     
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    most home heating oil is just no2 diesel we add a quart per fifty of engine oil to add lubricity as fuel oil has had the sulpher taken out .
     
  7. jgbndaudio

    jgbndaudio Well-Known Member

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    You could also use biodiesel to provide you with better lubrication.
    This would have the added benefit of not being a petroleum product.
    Scotty