Can I mix Fuel Oil and Kero in a Fuel Oil Furnance

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Old 10-25-17, 06:59 PM
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Can I mix Fuel Oil and Kero in a Fuel Oil Furnance

Hello DIY'ers!

I want to first thank anyone that replies and is helpful. I have tried to research this myself and still feel unsatisfied from what I read. I am a crafter brewer, and have no real exp or knowledge of furnaces.

I am moving into a new place that has about a 1/2 a tanks worth of Fuel Oil....( it may or may not be removed, thats still in the air)....To my understanding Fuel oil is Diesel ( low sulfur ?)

.The current place I am living in now has a little of 1/4 tank of undyed kero. I would like to take this kero with me to the new place in order to avoid a loss on my investment. In the event that the Fuel oil in the new place is not removed, can I mix the two and be okay without negative consequences?

In the event that it is removed, is it okay to burn kero? Is there anything I would need to do? I really don't want to plunker money down for a pro to come in and tell me its ok and then demand $200

Thanks again for your time and any help!

Cheers,
Terry
 
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Old 10-25-17, 07:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Yes.... you can mix or use kerosene for your home oil burner. They are almost identical with kerosene being a little cleaner burning as it has minimal additives.
 
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Thank you for your help,quick reply, and welcome! I actually just found a sheet on the inside service door of the furnace that supports exactly what you said. It looks like it was recently serviced. Good deal.<br />
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Cheers,<br />
Terry
 
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Common here in the north country to blend Kero with fuel oil for outside tanks, fuel oil can get too thick to pump. Search "heating oil / kerosene blend for your outdoor tank ".

In some situations the fuel level in the tank is calculated and credited so transferring may be a waste of time and effort.

Bud
 
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