rifraf wrote:stubbie wrote:rifraf wrote:Anyone needing parts for their kero stoves might well benefit from a peruse at:
and their stove parts specific page:
http://www.oillamps.com.au/Kero.html#KE ... VE%20PARTS
Hope this helps
I could almost kiss you rifraf.
I've got two 100-year-old brass lamps with the tall glasses that I inherited from my grandmother. I've been told at several outlets that no one still makes those mantles.
I'm gonna take a rain check on that kiss stubbie lol.
Glad I could help.
Be aware much of Aussie kero stinks and isnt the best indoors.
Try to find de-odoured kero if you can.
I'm not sure if its available over here but it is in some countries.
Very hard to get in NZ unless you buy a 200lt drum and then they tell you you need special storage conditions.
Dont use aviation kero (jet fuel) as I'm told it has some very nasty additives.
I lived off the grid for 5 years and relied on kero mostly for lighting, cooking and warmth.
I've been off the grid for years myself (stand-alone solar) but there are times I'd just like to have one of these going for the soft light they throw.
My grandmother taught me how to clean, light and maintain them when I was a kid so I'm pretty OK with the kero business.
Mind you, she also taught me how to light the wood stove with a sheet of newspaper, a couple of sticks and 300ml of diesel.