sources for bigger containers for storing kero : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I am asking this on behalf of a friend who has needed to choose kero for her alternate heat source. She was able to find a place that sells kero, but of course you have to take your own containers. Well the 5 or 6 gallon containers add up cost-wise pretty fast.

I know that somewhere out there must be drums or tanks that are approved for storing kero. They may still be pretty expensive, but if anyone has any leads on sources for these, especially cost-effective sources, please post the info here.

Oh, because of regional differences in sources (we keep running into this!), she lives in the central midwest area. Thanks,

-- winter wondering (, September 29, 1999


Look in the phone book of the nearest city for DRUMS. There are companys that recycle drums and they are all cleaned out for you. They are usually quite reasonable. Then purchase a hand pump that screws right in where the cap is now. Take what 5 gal containers you have to your supplier and get them filled and then pour into the drum. When drum is filled, put your hand pump on.


-- Taz (, September 29, 1999.

Call a fuel/oil company. I am getting a 55 gal drum of K1 CLEAR (not red dyed) delivered for $78 by BP OIL. Works out to $1.42/gal and includes a $10 delivery fee PLUS the drum.

-- Mitch (, September 29, 1999.

Do various states have differing laws on whether or not such a company can deliver same to you if you are an apartment dweller? This has been an important concern to me.

-- Elaine Seavey (, September 29, 1999.

Another related question: if one pours from a smaller into a larger container, is there the possibility of causing ignition through a spark or whatever...or is this a safe procedure? No one has been able to answer these questions among my acquaintances who are GI. Thanks again!

-- Elaine Seavey (, September 29, 1999.

The company that sells me propane also sold me a 175-gallon tank for kerosene. They delivered it and set it up. Then, by separate trip they delivered the kerosene. I think the complete price for the tank was about $175... kerosene extra.

If you do this, make sure you ask for kerosene without the red dye in it. You will pay about 25 cents per gallon more in tax for clear kerosene. Supposedly, there is a method to getting this tax refunded to me by state authorities in Virgi

-- Walt (, October 05, 1999.

We bought 2 new metal drums (about $25 @); recycled ones were about $15. We added some kerosene treatment that we bought at WalMart and brought home two 5 gallon tanks of kerosene every time we went out (paid $1.39/gal in MS); it didn't take too long to fill them up.

-- Sylvia (, October 05, 1999.

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