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Post  Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:52 pm

Godsey wrote:Those are some tiny diesels. I am getting my first one this week. Sucks though I have to wait another week before I order the fuel.

You can mix your own fuel.
One that I experimented with was 1/3 gasoline 1/3automotive diesel and 1/3 castor oil.
There is no ether involved in that mix but it easier to start if you have some diesel starter spray on hand.
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Post  Godsey on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:43 pm

I was thinking about mixing my own. I know I have kerosene at the house. Will medicinal castor work? And where can I get ether?

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Post  Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:48 pm

Godsey wrote:I was thinking about mixing my own. I know I have kerosene at the house. Will medicinal castor work? And where can I get ether?


If it says USP then yes it will.
It should work anyway also you can use mole a gopher repellant a that is good castor oil.
Ether is a hard one as some use it to make Meth.
Buy John Deere starter spray or fluid and use that it is 80% ether and the other 20% can be treated like kerosene.
Mix these three substances in thirds to make a decent fuel.
Then you have a base and you can experiment from there
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Post  hlsat on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:49 pm

Godsey wrote:I was thinking about mixing my own. I know I have kerosene at the house. Will medicinal castor work? And where can I get ether?

Ether you can get from pharmacy.
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Post  Admin on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:58 pm

hlsat wrote:
Godsey wrote:I was thinking about mixing my own. I know I have kerosene at the house. Will medicinal castor work? And where can I get ether?

Ether you can get from pharmacy.

Not really in the US because they have a problem with Meth and ether is a key ingridient in making it.
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Post  microflitedude on Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:50 am

Godsey wrote:I was thinking about mixing my own. I know I have kerosene at the house. Will medicinal castor work? And where can I get ether?

Like nitro said, make sure it says 100% USP with NO added sugar.
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Post  Admin on Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:32 am

microflitedude wrote:
Godsey wrote:I was thinking about mixing my own. I know I have kerosene at the house. Will medicinal castor work? And where can I get ether?

Like nitro said, make sure it says 100% USP with NO added sugar.

And if not USP make sure it is also as high quality as possible and de-gummed.
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Post  Godsey on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:05 am

Ok. I will get John Deere starting fluid. Now what should I look for on the label. Someone said it needed to be de gummed and when ever I mix it up since it is 20% additive do I just add 20% to my kerosene count? Thanks

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Post  Admin on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:40 am

Godsey wrote:Ok. I will get John Deere starting fluid. Now what should I look for on the label. Someone said it needed to be de gummed and when ever I mix it up since it is 20% additive do I just add 20% to my kerosene count? Thanks

Yep add the 20% to the Kero count.
Your castor oil must be de-gummed.
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Post  microflitedude on Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:39 pm

An excellent source for fuel-grade castor is Brodak.com. They sell it by the quart for $11. Can't post linkies yet.
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Post  Admin on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:10 pm

microflitedude wrote:An excellent source for fuel-grade castor is Brodak.com. They sell it by the quart for $11. Can't post linkies yet.

And so is sig.
http://www.sigmfg.com/IndexText/SIGCO001.html
YE Matt we can post links please try again.
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Post  hlsat on Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:55 am

For homemade diesel fuel needs:

1)White Light diesel or kerosene¨40%
2)Ether pharmaceutical 40%
3)Castor oil 20%

Attention:
1)Do not use diesel oil for car traffic.
2)Do not use diesel oil for heating boilers.
Both are unsuitable reason paraffin.
3)Do not breathe the ether in a long time because goodnight - good sleep - dream of many.
Here a little humor but a reality.

Elijah Greece.

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Post  Admin on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:10 am

hlsat wrote:For homemade diesel fuel needs:

1)White Light diesel or kerosene¨40%
2)Ether pharmaceutical 40%
3)Castor oil 20%

Attention:
1)Do not use diesel oil for car traffic.
2)Do not use diesel oil for heating boilers.
Both are unsuitable reason paraffin.
3)Do not breathe the ether in a long time because goodnight - good sleep - dream of many.
Here a little humor but a reality.

Elijah Greece.

Very good a dvice there Elijah
However you can use high quality autonomy or aeromotive diesel or a hood purified biodiesel as a kerosene substitute.
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