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Old 11-20-2018, 05:14 AM
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Yup, algeacide in every 5 gallon Kero container. I’ve been doing it for years
Old 11-20-2018, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by RCFlyerDan View Post

We have a lot of European visitors and those that live here in Southwest Florida. Iíve been told by a couple of them that our jet A is toxic. I guess not as refined, more sulfur? Have to ask Dave. Maybe Dblex would be kind enough to inform us?
Toxic? Not sure about that. So lets stick to the facts...

Sweet Crude oil has higher sulfur content than Sour Crude oil. Prior to 2010 we relied heavy on foreign crude oil (aka Sweet crude) to refine products in the United States. Basically it was a cocktail of 80% (sweet foreign) crude oil and 20% (sour) domestic. Things have significantly turned around since then. But at the end of the day, sulfur will continue to be a by product and will continue to be necessary to make gasoline, jet and diesel.

Honestly, I have never heard of this premium Kero. Jet fuel is Kerosene with additional additives. So ya learn something new every day!
Old 11-20-2018, 10:25 AM
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Is there any place other than Dreamworks that carry the Intairco filters? Dreamworks is sold out of the one I want.
Old 11-20-2018, 11:15 AM
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Is there any place other than Dreamworks that carry the Intairco filters? Dreamworks is sold out of the one I want.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:56 AM
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So I guess "greenhouse" kero is the same as k1 that can be used in indoor heaters. K1 can be purchased in stores by the gallon for a hefty price but I buy it at the pump.
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Yeah, store bought kero is roughly $8 a gallon where airport JetA is $4 a gallon.
Old 11-21-2018, 05:20 PM
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I use an Intairco UAT and their smaller fuel filter which also has a similar porous filter/diffuser.

I don't really feel the need to filter debris out but I do think it helps to turn big bubbles into smaller, non consequential bubbles. If nothing else I add only the Intairco fuel filter for that reason.

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