Originally Posted By Ops:
I am gonna try LOMS in my Dietz lanterns first.
Both sites said do NOT use MS in flat wick lanterns. The mechanism is built too loosely and when the tank warms up vapors can escape around the wick. Then you have a run away fire.
I have been reading more about it today and it seems round wick, metal fount lamps and burners can use MS because the fount dissipates heat better than glass. The tighter tolerances of the round wick burner also contribute to effective vapor control.
The main reason for using MS is there is no tar build up on the wick. Also the wicks don't char like with kero. That said Aladdin lamps only recommend kero in their lamps.
Now to pick out a heater for central Texas. We had our second light freeze last night. The hose we rent is all electric. No telling how high the bill will be with central heat. I was looking at Kosmos and aladdin lamps for light and supplemental heat. Only the Aladdins would need kerosene.
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