Diesel fuel instead of oil

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Old 11-01-05, 11:14 PM
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Diesel fuel instead of oil

Read another thread that it is OK to burn Diesel fuel temporarely in an oil furnace
Can diesel fuel be used for long periods of time and how would it affect the furnace?
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Old 11-02-05, 07:43 AM
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I honestly wouldn't know.. Maybe one of the oil guys will be able to help you out.
 
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Old 11-02-05, 03:13 PM
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I just heard a news interview on the radio talking about something called "BioOil" (or something like that). It's supposed to be fine to run in an oil furnace. It is also supposed to be a little cheaper this year - I believe it is made of soybean oil.

Not sure why you are considering deisel, but if it is cost related this might be an option to check out.
 
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Old 11-02-05, 07:55 PM
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Diesel will work just fine in place of fuel oil, in fact it burns cleaner. The company for which I work sells only low sulfur diesel fuel. We have about 3000 fuel oil customers who have been burning low sulfur diesel as heating oil for about 10 years. Heaters, especially boilers, stay much cleaner.
 
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Old 11-03-05, 11:43 AM
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Well thanks a lot for info Iwas also going to ask about Jet fuel wich at 85 cents Gal sounds like a bargain
 
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Old 11-03-05, 07:47 PM
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Jet fuel

It depends on which jet fuel you are talking about. I think Jet "A" is nothing but very dry kerosene which your furnace would love. Talk about staying clean. I suggest kero for all mobile homes. I seriously doubt you can buy jet fuel for $0.85/gallon. Crude costs more than that. At $55/barrel crude is $1.31/gallon.
 
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Old 11-04-05, 11:24 AM
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You are absoluyely right about buying Jet A at .85 G only S. West Airlines can doi it
[THEY HEDGE FUEL PRICE FOR FEW YRS NO SUPRISE THEY ARE MAKING$$$$]
Jet A is about $ 1.80 G and a B-737 can burn 1000 G/hr
 
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