Unanswered Petromax Question?

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I know Dietz lanterns can be used inside, but can Petromax lanterns be used inside or, since they burn so hot, only outside?

-- Happy Camper (INeed@To.Know), February 06, 1999



In answer to your question......YES....the Petromax lanterns can be used inside. As with any fuel-burning product;however, have some type of ventilation. NEVER TRUST ANY FUEL on the market.....that's my own personal opinion, but I am a firm believer in safety first.

During the summer, as well as throughout the year, we have to use our lanterns, due to the fact that we live within the lightning capitol of the world.....you sneeze, and it thinks it's lightning. (Smile)

The lanterns can be used as a heat source (20' x 20' area);however, during the hotter days, and since you're unable to run the a/c, we have to raise the windows anyway. It really gets hot and humid, here in Florida, so you really don't notice any extra heat being put out. Of course, you probably won't run the lantern all night anyway, and if you did, you would want to set it at it's lowest setting like a nite-lite.

Hope this info helps, and please contact us, if we can be of further assistance. Thank you for your inquiry. Your questions help us to better serve those still unfamiliar with this product. As I try to impress on everyone......NEVER think any question would be considered as "stupid", concerning these products. They are great, habit- forming (guess I need to print labels for that now.....Smiling), versatile, and durable.

Thanks again for your inquiry, and KEEP SMILING!!

Diana...BriteLyt diana@petromax.com www.petromax.com

-- Diana Clifton (diana@petromax.com), February 06, 1999.

Diana or anyone, does petromax use any radioactive material or isotope in their mantles (like Coleman) or are they completely inert?

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 07, 1999.


How is the backorder situation at Petromax? I saw a post on another forum where someone said they had been told by Petromax that their order would be shipped in two days, but 4 weeks later they have still not received their order. Saw another message where someone said they had sent an email to Petromax asking about the shipping date for an order they had placed, and haven't gotten an answer?

-- ono (inthedark@2000.com), February 07, 1999.

Puddintame ---- according to our Petromax manual (which, BTW, is written in hilariously bizarre German-English), there are no radioactive parts ....

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), February 07, 1999.

In the dark,

Just in case Diana doesn't get back here, I was told by the other part-owner there (Eddie) that they just got a shipment in, also that they can handle orders between 2000 and 3000 per month. These people are worth having a conversation with (www.petromax.com). They are sold on the lantern, veritable founts of info on it, selling it for $30 less than the rest of the world, and just real nice people. I wound up talking to Eddie because I was searching for Petromax dealers and liked his website. That said, it's too soon to know whether my order *will* come quickly, 'cause I only talked to him a few days ago. But I'm going with my gut on this one.

-- D. Good (wagoods@aol.com), February 08, 1999.

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