Oil for Alladin Lamps

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I've ordered two Alladin lamps ... BUT ... when I called Lehman's, they said Alladin lamp oil is "out-of-stock", and they don't know when any will come in.

Can I use regular lamp oil you see on shelves at WalMart? Or is there some kind of special lamp oil that I need.

Also, does anyone have a source on the internet where I can try to order lamp oil?

I'm sending one of the lamps to Ohio for my parents. The accessories arrived up there before the lamp, and mom thinks I'm over-reacting. So, I don't think she's going to get an adequate supply of lamp oil.

I'd like to be able to have some shipped to them.


-- Cheryl (Ckufta@Internetcds.com), October 30, 1999


Cheryl, from our last post I see you're in southern Oregon. Next time you head up to Puddletown stop off I-5 at Aurora and drop in on the Aurora Lamp Works/Antique Depot: just across the railroad track in an old RR depot. The owner of this place -- if I gits my poop right -- has a stake in Aladdin, and has all the spare parts an doils you'd ever want.

As for myself, I can;t afford even chepo lamp oil: I'm going with kerosene K-1 Pearl grade, which you can find anywhere for $15-20 per 5/gal or by in drums of your local heatin oil company. This burns perfectly fine in the Aladdins, and to eliminate the sooty kerosene after-burn taste, add methyl alcohol (methanol) which you can get from Kerosun online, from your local pharmacy maybe, or from a hardware store. Add this stuff at the rate of about 1 oz per 5 gallons of kerosene.

-- Roch Steinbach (rochsteinbach@excite.com), October 30, 1999.

Regular lamp oil- a la Wal-Mart will work fine too. Also- Ultra Pure is great if you can find it locally- Ace Hardware stores carry it/can order it- also Alladin parts as well. Regular kero works too- just a bit stinky......

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), October 30, 1999.

K-1, water-white kerosene works well in Aladdin lamps. Refrain from using the variety dyed red, as it may clog the wick and/or be unhealthy to use in a burning appliance, acoording to some sources. A small amount of methyl alcohol added to the kerosene (1/2 ounce for every five gallons) should aid in reducing odors, and is the main component in such additives as "Kero-Klean" and similar products.

Personally, I've found that if good quality, clear kerosene is used, there is never an objectionable odor.

-- PKM (.@...), October 30, 1999.

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