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Ok...I've been to Menards and Lowes. Menards doesn't seem to carry any, and Lowes only carries a big container that is way too expensive if you ask me. Is kerosene really that expensive? Where else can I find this stuff (except the internet)? Do Walmart and similar stores carry it? Thanks.
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Look around for it at your local gas station. It's not that hard to find usually.
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No idea, but WalMart sounds like a place that would carry it. I would find the phone number for a couple of local Wal-Marts and call. Did you try Home Depot or REI?
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Look in the yellow papes under oil-fuel.
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just try any gas station. You should be able to either fill your tank for a few buck a gallon.
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Sheetz or most BP's, need a blue container to store it though of course.
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It's tough finding it around here. I knew of one place in Longview that sold it, and they pulled out their pump. So I know of nowhere. Good thing I don't need the stuff anymore.
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You can buy it in gallon containers in the paint section of ace hardware. USED to be $1.99, but with gas prices it's more like 5.50.

But a lot of gas stations have kerosene pumps, just buy a blue kerosene container at the hardware store and fill 'er up!
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Nice...thanks for the responses people. I'll try the gas stations...didn't even occur to me! I guess that's why you guys are here, thanks for the help.
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I've seen it at Walmart but it might be a sessonal item , maybe try Southern States . It is not cheap , $2.99 /gal. last winter .
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Are you just looking for enough to clean your chain?
Head over to the airport and ask you friendly aircraft mechanic for some sumped Jet A turbine fuel. Basically the same as kerosene. We have to sump the tanks to make sure theres no water in them, and the good fuel thats pulled out is thrown away. I take some home every now and then just for my chain.
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LOl.. i can see him now.. excuse me.. security.. mind if i ask to go get some jet turbine fuel? I need to clean my chain.

Umm ya.. not such a good idea
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Haha...ya! Actually I do know an aircraft mechanic, and he's a good friend of mine. I do just need some to clean my chain...so not much. Maybe I'll give him a call. It would probably be simpler to get it from the gas station though.
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You might an easier time looking for it under it's other name; paraffin. Go to Wal-Mart and ask where the lamp oil is. They sell a large bottle of highly refined "odor-free" kerosene for five bucks or so.

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You might an easier time looking for it under it's other name; parafin. Go to Wal-Mart and ask where the lamp oil is. They sell a large bottle of highly refined "odor-free" kerosene for five bucks or so.

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I want to point out that paraffin OIL is kerosene, paraffin wax is as it sounds: WAX.

But yeah- any place that sells lamp oil is selling kerosene. Last i checked it was more expensive that just buying kerosene, though.

Good catch, though- i forgot to mention that!! that's what i've been using to clean my chain for a while, as the bottle fits in the little case i have for all my cleaning stuff... i just refill it with kerosene out of the blue container every once in a while....
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