Kerosene Generator..How To?

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  1. Yobarnacle
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    That BRYTELYTE is multi-fuel burner.
    The BriteLyt lanterns designed/developed by BriteLyt, Inc., are being used by individuals, Military, Police/Fire/Rescue units all over the world. The military significance of a lantern is, that it is designed & safety-tested to operate using all types of liquid fuels. BriteLyt lanterns run on a variety of fuels...kerosene, diesel, gasoline, White Gas,Biodiesel, mineral spirits,paint thinner,charcoal lighter fluid, lamp oils,Coleman fuel,Jp fuels,etc.)

    Check and see if your city has a Fuel disposal area this is where you can get FREE fuel for the BriteLyt lantern, if its old just mix 50 50 with new fuel at half the cost.

    Heat Out put of some fuels below:
    Gas fuels white gas out put of heat approx: 350 to 450 Degs
    Jp fuels out put of heat approx 850 to 1250 degs
    Diesel fuel out put of heat approx: 850 to 1200 degs.
    Biodiesel out put of heat approx: 1195 degs.


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    My only purpose to having a small generator aboard is for contingency.
    I'm accustomed to imagining worst possible scenarios and preparing for them. Hope for the best and expect the worst.
    This philosophy has stood me well in 43 years of commercial voyaging. Never lost a man, a tow, or a vessel. Believe me, some were a real, long term fight to save. Fortunately I always brought with me, the correct talented people, tools, parts, supplies, for us to self rescue and survive.
     
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    That makes the confusion even worse, but happily it applies only to the US.

    Diesel is the stuff that ignites when mixed with air in any ratio and compressed. The inventor was one Rudolf Diesel (that is not the jeans guy!).

    With some red dye added it is heating oil. The old name in Europe was Gas Oel, but the Americans translated that to gasoline and use that name for Benzin, which is a totally different and more hazardous fluid.
    Others call gasoline petrol, which is the name for petroleum, a distillate very similar to kerosine but intended to be used with a wick.

    There are petrol heads and gas guzzlers, but no petrol guzzlers or gas heads (I think).

    I tried diesel fuel in a kerosene burner: it works, but with a lot of soot and the flame extinguishes after a few hours because the wick clogs solid.

    So no, they are not the same, at least not in Europe.
     
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    In the states, marine diesel also is dyed red.
    I used to drive a little Isuzu blue red diesel pickup.
    The body color was blue.
    The fuel my tug pumped to me was red. :D
     
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    That just adds to the confusion....

    In Europe diesel is dyed red if no fuel tax was paid, for vehicle use it has its natural yellowish color. And in my country there is also blue diesel, completely tax free but restricted to people with a special license, mainly fishermen.
    It would be the perfect fuel for your Isuzu!
     
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    Then it would be an Isuzu blue blue diesel pick-em-up.
    Don't have it any more. It was an 82 and body rusted out. Sold the engine. Great lil 4 cyl engine. Used to get 50 miles to gallon. And gutsy too.
     
  8. CatBuilder

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    It's exactly the same here in the states. Red dye is added to tax free diesel. Marine and off road diesel are red. Road (taxed) diesel is clear/yellow. Yo was running illegally, but more power to him!
     
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    And Diesel learned it from stone-age islanders after observing them starting a wood fire by jamming a log into a hollow log to heat their tinder to point of combustion.

    http://jsme.or.jp/tsd/ICBTT/conference02/MasanoriOGATA.html

    " the fire piston was invented at ancient times and it has been used for many years. A piston is quickly driven into a cylinder of small bore and air is compressed. The high temperature generated by it lights tinder at the tip of a piston. Professor Linde of Munchen Technische Hochschule is famous for invention of the refrigerating machine in 1873. He gave a lecture on the Pinang island in Southeast Asia, and got the fire piston as a souvenir. He performed the returning-home-from-abroad report lecture in school. At this time, Professor Linde lit a cigarette with the fire piston. Diesel who was looking at it has sensed that the principle of a fire piston can apply to ignition of an internal combustion engine."
     
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    Good morning, Hoyt
     
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    Good morning, Yobarnacle.
     
  12. Frosty

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    So all that was required was compression , a crank shaft, some valves and some timing of some sort, a way of injection to repeat the process and yes its very similar.

    Like the stone age man who threw a rock in the sky and invented the jumbo jet.
     
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    Exactly. All that was required was to add wings, some propelling force and a way to guide it. Comfortable seating, not so much.
     
  14. Frosty

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    Throwing a rock into the sky would be closer to inventing the space shuttle or a rocket. Yet when it hit the dirt perhaps he invented the steam press.

    Perhaps the guy that tied a goat to a tree invented the seat belt.
     

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    Perhaps.





    Perhaps.
     
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