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where do you buy your oil and wicks? our local walmart has oil, but only in 32oz containers, iirc. my one oil lamp alone uses up an entire 32oz container of oil to get it filled up.

I'm not sure if they have wicks as I haven't looked for them there yet.

I'd like to buy oil in larger quantities if possible....
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I'd like to find something that I can use to burn the fat of my dead neighbors, post SHTF.

Justin
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For you guys that aren't in the hearta amish country, here ya go: http://non-electric.lehmans.com/search#w=oil%20lamp

Otherwise, I drive to my local plain oriented store and buy them.
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Try a hardware store, Ace, True Value, etc.
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JustinHEMI;41121 Wrote:I'd like to find something that I can use to burn the fat of my dead neighbors, post SHTF.

Justin

streaker69;41152 Wrote:For you guys that aren't in the hearta amish country, here ya go: http://non-electric.lehmans.com/search#w=oil%20lamp

Otherwise, I drive to my local plain oriented store and buy them.

Streaker found it for ya ...


https://www.lehmans.com/p-4708-chamber-o...-lamp.aspx
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Quote:Chamber Olive Oil Lamp

Overview
This eco-friendly little lamp really shines. It burns olive oil, a renewable, inexpensive fuel! Safe since it can’t catch on fire if tipped over--the oil will douse the wick.

Burns 12 hours per fill with olive oil
Also burns vegetable oil, other liquid fats and grease
1⁄8"OD round wick.
16 oz jar, 5"H, 10 oz.

Might have to render the blubber a bit first, though.
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-JD-;41216 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;41121 Wrote:I'd like to find something that I can use to burn the fat of my dead neighbors, post SHTF.

Justin

streaker69;41152 Wrote:For you guys that aren't in the hearta amish country, here ya go: http://non-electric.lehmans.com/search#w=oil%20lamp

Otherwise, I drive to my local plain oriented store and buy them.

Streaker found it for ya ...


https://www.lehmans.com/p-4708-chamber-o...-lamp.aspx
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Quote:Chamber Olive Oil Lamp

Overview
This eco-friendly little lamp really shines. It burns olive oil, a renewable, inexpensive fuel! Safe since it can’t catch on fire if tipped over--the oil will douse the wick.

Burns 12 hours per fill with olive oil
Also burns vegetable oil, other liquid fats and grease
1⁄8"OD round wick.
16 oz jar, 5"H, 10 oz.

Might have to render the blubber a bit first, though.

Whats so special about it that allows it to burn olive oil?
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Wicks and heads and oil I bought from Walmart the Friday enforce sandy. I expect sandy is why they are out right now, give them tie to stock up.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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ByblosHex;41223 Wrote:
-JD-;41216 Wrote:Streaker found it for ya ...


https://www.lehmans.com/p-4708-chamber-o...-lamp.aspx
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Might have to render the blubber a bit first, though.

Whats so special about it that allows it to burn olive oil?

I think it has a lot to do with the size and construction of the wick.


Here is some interesting info on fuel compatibility with different types of lamps. http://www.lanternnet.com/faqs.htm
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Camper;41335 Wrote:Wicks and heads and oil I bought from Walmart the Friday enforce sandy. I expect sandy is why they are out right now, give them tie to stock up.

I bought my oil from walmart probably 6 months ago. I just think the larger bottles are harder to find in some of their stores because it likely doesn't sell all that fast.

something I need to do is stop in a few of the local antique shops here to see if they have vintage oil lamps. I tend to find them to be of better quality than the more modern ones.

edit, I was in your area a few months ago visiting some friends and stopped in an antique shop that was going out of business that had a TON of oil lamps...I should of bought more of them from that store while I was there.
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andrewjs18;41349 Wrote:
Camper;41335 Wrote:Wicks and heads and oil I bought from Walmart the Friday enforce sandy. I expect sandy is why they are out right now, give them tie to stock up.

I bought my oil from walmart probably 6 months ago. I just think the larger bottles are harder to find in some of their stores because it likely doesn't sell all that fast.

something I need to do is stop in a few of the local antique shops here to see if they have vintage oil lamps. I tend to find them to be of better quality than the more modern ones.

edit, I was in your area a few months ago visiting some friends and stopped in an antique shop that was going out of business that had a TON of oil lamps...I should of bought more of them from that store while I was there.

My local Walmart also kept the wicks and lamp heads in a different place. They have oil lamps over in camping, but those lamps burn oil OR clear kerosene. I asked about lamp oil specifically, and they took me to another part of the store near where candles were.

The heads and wicks...LOTS of each...were there, as well as lamps that only burned lamp oil.

I'll have to look for that shop...remember where it's near? My wife likes the real oil lamps, and I do too. The ones Walmart has are the cheap tin ones, they'll do in a pinch or for camping, real lamps make nice decorations.
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