Gas or Kerosene??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNS AND MOWER, Jan 21, 2002.


    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,129

    This lady wants me to burn her brush pile this spring. I did some burning for her a couple years ago but can't remember if I used Kerosene or gas. I do remember I almost burned down her 100 foot willow tree from the initial flare-up!!!! What's better-- Kerosene or gas or does it really matter????

  2. Kerosene

    Wont have the initial big flame up.

    It is illegal here to burn debris.
  3. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    Desil works the best. That is what I use.

    Down here in Florida all you do is call and get a burn permit that is free and burn away.
  4. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    cover the hole pile with K~1 or #1 Diesel then where you want to actually start the pile on fire pour about a pint of gas on there then throw a match~NaTe
  5. G.Williams

    G.Williams LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Kerosene and deisel are very similar in properties.
  6. cleancutdude

    cleancutdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Waste engine oil works well good, burns real slow to get it light and so do an old car tyres.
  7. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Use Kerosene!
  8. greensman

    greensman LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron,Ohio
    Messages: 46

    Kerosene, deisel, and fuel oil are pretty much the same.
    use kerosene it will be the clean burner.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    man using gas can get u hurt ,im sure u know that.
    tires really make a long burn ,but can attract the wrong kind of attention. smoke is thick and black and holds togather like its glued. id get a firegoing small and push your fuel onto it.
    seenum burn for weeks.later now,by the way tires wk great if u are far enough out, to get away with it.
  10. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    If you want singed eye browse, use gas. Other wise I'd use the Kerosene.

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