Tilley and Citronella oil

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  1. Handi-man

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    A newcomer friend has got me out of my shell, wanted to see a lantern running . Only fuel I had on hand was citronella oil .........


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    Bye, bye mosquitos !!! :mrgreen:
     
  3. Tony Press

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    Don’t run it too long on citronella oil; and give your vapouriser a shot of carburettor cleaner when you’ve finished.

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    So called citronella oil is just a concoction of the smelly residues of production of "better fuels".
    Ad some cheap scent and call it "anti-moskito" (a claim which, btw, was outlawed in the EU for being demonstrably false).
    It is a smart way to sell otherwise unmarketable bad stuff.

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    Hi Tony

    Yes I guess it's not the ideal lantern fuel but I can get bottles of it it for free ! The kero here is 6 bucks a litre and it's that horrible Diggers stuff.
     
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    My guess is the additives in citronella oil will form carbon in your vapouriser much quicker than Diggers kero. So give your vapouriser a good clean with carburettor cleaner pretty regularly.

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