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#235505 - 06/20/07 01:24 PM What is White Gas
Mystic Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Loc: Connecticut
What is White Gas (recommended for Speed Dip)?
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#235507 - 06/20/07 01:26 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
snowman Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Michigan
coleman lantern fuel

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#235508 - 06/20/07 01:26 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
Rat_Pack Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/17/07
Loc: Central New York
Coleman lantern/gas fuel.

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#235521 - 06/20/07 02:00 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Rat_Pack]
Mystic Wildlife Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
Loc: Connecticut
Yeah, someone told me they were the same, but that you could buy the "white gas" cheaper than the "Coleman Fuel." Are these just kerosine??
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#235531 - 06/20/07 02:07 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
Billy Y Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: South Central Kansas
They always called kerosine "white gas" where I come from.
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#235533 - 06/20/07 02:09 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
Mister ED Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: West Michigan
NO! Not the same.

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#235537 - 06/20/07 02:15 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mister ED]
Mystic Wildlife Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/07
Loc: Connecticut
I just looked it up. White gas is "naptha," a mixture of low boiling-point hydrocarbons. Mister Ed is right, it's not the same as kerosine. So the question is, where does one get naptha? It should be cheaper than Colemans although it's the same thing.
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#235541 - 06/20/07 02:21 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
snowman Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Michigan
hardware store, but it wasnt cheaper last time i checked

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#235614 - 06/20/07 03:14 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: snowman]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
For decades we burned Blazo in our coleman stoves and lamps. That was before Coleman started selling their own fuel. the Coleman fuel has a bit of an oily feel compared to Blazo. I don't know if you can buy Blazo anymore but Chevron use to sell it in 1 gallon and five gallon cans. It is the real thing if you want white gas. Call a local Chevron/Standard distributor (not a gas station) and see if they still sell Blazo.
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#235669 - 06/20/07 03:53 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Mystic Wildlife]
bob maier Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Loc: walla walla ,washington
Use mineral spirits or paint thinner with speed dip,coleman has a universal fuel out now that has additives that cause problems with speed dip.I know I had to toss a batch out.


Edited by bob maier (06/20/07 09:25 PM)

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#235750 - 06/20/07 05:34 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: bob maier]
Trophyhunter Offline
"Reformed Scab Picker"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Michigan
yeah we always called kerosene white gas....hmmmmm
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#235767 - 06/20/07 05:52 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Trophyhunter]
coop Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: De
I "think" white gas has just been refined to a higher degree with more impurities removed. I always equated kerosene to #2 crude fuel oil, commomly used for heating homes.

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#235775 - 06/20/07 05:59 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Trophyhunter]
duckndawg Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: central Kansas
back in my younger days leaded gas had a pinkish tint to it and unleaded was clearer or "white" in color
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#235777 - 06/20/07 06:03 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: duckndawg]
coop Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: De
I remember Garold Weiland talking of using "unleaded" gas in his coleman type camp stove in his Fox Trapping Vol.1 & 2 for boiling traps. This was back when most gas was still leaded.

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#235793 - 06/20/07 06:31 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: coop]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Unleaded gas is about the same as white gas. Coleman fuel is no where near white gas. We used to buy white gas at red bird gas stations yrs. ago. We used it in our lanterns for yrs.

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#235802 - 06/20/07 06:46 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: don Wolf]
snowman Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Michigan
From Coleman's Website:

Coleman® Fuel
Also called white gas or camping fuel, you can't beat it for camping in the winter or at high altitude. Burns hot even at subzero temperatures. And unlike butane and propane, output doesn't falter as temperatures drop. Coleman® Fuel is very refined, and burns hotter and cleaner than other liquid fuels. It's relatively inexpensive and not difficult to come by. By carrying the fuel in small refillable fuel bottles, you don't have the disposal considerations you do with empty propane or butane cylinders. But unlike appliances that use those fuels, you do need to fill liquid-fuel appliances. And for steady output, they need to be pumped occasionally to maintain pressure within the fuel tank.
Main advantages: heat output and economy.

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#235805 - 06/20/07 06:47 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: snowman]
Luke the Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Utah
its what happens after an albino eats some beans
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#235808 - 06/20/07 06:51 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: Luke the Trapper]
snowman Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Michigan
Don...

White gas is unleaded gasoline that has been purified a little more. Coleman fuel is purified a little further to just the naptha.

So, coleman fuel IS very close to white gas, it's just got less impurities....and A LOT less impurities than gasoline.

Mostly because white gas is obsolete...nobody uses it in their stoves anymore, heck, the colemans I've bought in the last five years were all dual fuel...I just take along a gallon of straight gas.

Naptha is still used as a solvent in paint/stain preparation and cleaning.

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#235862 - 06/20/07 07:46 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: snowman]
Jonathan Offline
"Wilson"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Northwestern New York(Elder)
Now that everyone knows what "white gas" is, I remember as a kid 55 years ago (about age 10)there was a small Sunoco gas station in our rural area that had a "white gas" pump next to their other two pump offerings. Any of you other elders remember that?

If I am not mistaken, that is what my father used for gas in his 20 ft.,wooden, 'river' fishing boat that had an inboard motor in it that was started with about an 18" heavy steel flywheel. We also used it in our Coleman lanterns and stoves. That was long before Coleman fuel was ever marketed in one gallon cans at a retail outlet. Our "white gas" came from the gas station pump, not from a can.

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#235876 - 06/20/07 08:13 PM Re: What is White Gas [Re: coop]
Mister ED Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: West Michigan
 Originally Posted By: coop
I always equated kerosene to #2 crude fuel oil, commomly used for heating homes.


Fuel oil is not the same as Kerosene. IF I recall correctly, kerosene was also known as coal oil and #2 fuel oil is lesser refined Diesel fuel.

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