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Jims 220K
Does anyone in Ohio know where I can buy Coleman fuel in bulk, at the pump? 

Thanks, Jim.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I didn’t know anybody did that. It’d be cool if somebody stored cf in one of those pumps from the 20s with the glass cylinder and globe.  AB5BC171-1DA4-44B6-8961-7A2E61F8D067.jpeg 
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Jeepstircrazy
Weird, as I was mowing the lawn this evening I was thinking..."why doesn't someone start making and selling white gas (as they call it) today?" Surely they would have a market if they could keep prices closer to pump prices that have a bunch of additives thrown in....I think I'd drive to Ohio if such a place existed!!
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I haven't seen white gas at the pump for 40 years, back in New Mexico. Even then I woundered if they sold enough to justify it.
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Jims 220K
Rumor has it somewhere in a small town in Amish country here in Ohio some filling stations still sell it at the pump. Just a rumor mind you. 
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rob_pontius
I live in Amish country in northern Indiana. We have gas stations here that have a white gas pump right next to a k-1 kerosene pump. White gas is $4.99gal. Its been that price for years.
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JimL
If you get naphtha from a pump, it won't be exactly the same as Coleman fuel.  As I recall, from prior members posting on it, it doesn't have the rust inhibitors and whatever other additives they put in it to keep it 'fresh'.   You might be better served with the term 'white gas' in the subject line.   If the search  function was still practical with this forum software, I'd suggest a search or search it myself for you. 

Even at the pump, it wasn't as cheap as gasoline.   It's not a high volume product, which is why so few places would even carry it now.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
@rob_pontius Dang, maybe I need to pay a visit to my Amish friends.
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Sandman
My Dad worked at a small refinery in Central MI, every fall before deer season guys in one of units would draw off distillate/naptha as they called it & filled brand new 5 gal sample cans for whoever needed it.......i remember asking dad if its the same as coleman fuel?.....he said this is better because its free.....guys in the refinery said coleman fuel is just 50-60 octane gas

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outlawmws
> 30 years ago I had a neighbor that worked in one of the refineries around here.  He brought me 5 gallon cans of White gas, kerosene and solvent often!  I miss that guy!
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Dego
I'm up between Akron and Youngstown off 76 and there are 2 places within bout 30 min of me that I get it from. Dont know any places to the south tho.
I can stop when I want to....... But why?
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rob_pontius
I haven't bought "camp fuel" for many years. I have a drum that I keep fuel in. I've never had an issue with rust in the drum or GPA founts. Levi, if you find yourself up this way, make sure to bring a few 5 gallon gas cans with you. 
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@rob_pontius up where? I have a few 55 gallon oil drums, will that do?😁
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Bob1774
rob_pontius wrote:
I live in Amish country in northern Indiana. We have gas stations here that have a white gas pump right next to a k-1 kerosene pump. White gas is $4.99gal. Its been that price for years.


I've filled a few 5 gal. containers in NW Indiana, and the places I stopped called it "nitro."
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Rubing
rob_pontius wrote:
I live in Amish country in northern Indiana. We have gas stations here that have a white gas pump right next to a k-1 kerosene pump. White gas is $4.99gal. Its been that price for years.
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Jeepstircrazy
My Amish neighbors won't use GPA 's they only use kerosene wick lamps....bummer....How about Canada? Any Canadians weigh in on this? I am 5 minutes from Canada and if/when they ever open the border I could shoot right over!
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Flyboyfwa
When we are up north we make sure to bring a few gallons home from the same place Rob is talking about. If there any in NW Ohio I be interested in knowing. 
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Sandman wrote:
My Dad worked at a small refinery in Central MI, every fall before deer season guys in one of units would draw off distillate/naptha as they called it & filled brand new 5 gal sample cans for whoever needed it.......i remember asking dad if its the same as coleman fuel?.....he said this is better because its free.....guys in the refinery said coleman fuel is just 50-60 octane gas



@Sandman, Mark have you tried that Amish store up at the Clare/Jays Sporiting Goods exit on Colonville Rd? I've wondered every time I pass that exit. I've been there once and they did have some huge white tank out front but I figured it was LP to light their store. 
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Sandman
Chucker wrote:



@Sandman, Mark have you tried that Amish store up at the Clare/Jays Sporiting Goods exit on Colonville Rd? I've wondered every time I pass that exit. I've been there once and they did have some huge white tank out front but I figured it was LP to light their store. 
 Yeah Chuck i go up there quite often, they have bulk white gas, they prefer one gal cans they fill for you but will fill a 5 gal can.....however, price is $8/gal, so there isnt much of a savings, they take the cans into another building to fill so im assuming probly 55 gal barrel or something like that......also they have moved down the rd to the east a mile or so......really nice store big & bright compared to old store.....propane, kero, & CF is still at old store

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Chucker
Hey thanks for the update Mark. Yeah, at 8 dollars/gal that's not quite worth the 2 1/2 hour round trip, LOL since Wally World still has it for $8 and change. We'll probably stop in before Christmas since my wife always needs canning supplies, ha. 

Thanks again!
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Pyzon
Many NE Ohio Amish markets and bulk food stores have 'lantern fuel' for sale, typically out of a 55 gal drum.  Most bulk fuel distributors in that area also stock 55 gal drums of lantern fuel and will sell you one. Last time I checked it was around $3.50-4.00 a gallon.
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Pyzon
I forgot to add that obviously the Amish stores do not have a phone that you can call to ask about the availability of fuel, but the bulk fuel distributors do and they will tell you what Amish stores they deliver it to.
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Jim

How about checking in with Lehman’s or The Town & Country store in Kidron. Call and ask if they know. It’s just a SWAG good as any. Millersburg, Charm, Berlin, Mt Hope also possibles. 


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LongueCarabine

Sandman wrote:
My Dad worked at a small refinery in Central MI, every fall before deer season guys in one of units would draw off distillate/naptha as they called it & filled brand new 5 gal sample cans for whoever needed it.......i remember asking dad if its the same as coleman fuel?.....he said this is better because its free.....guys in the refinery said coleman fuel is just 50-60 octane gas



Here in Louisiana we used to be able to get drip gas from the condensing units that are all over the place here. It was given away. It used to be considered a waste product.

Of course that’s all changed now.

 


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12057dave
Years ago we had Amoco stations and I think they sold White gas. Not sure if it was the same thing as Coleman fuel. I’ll keep my eyes open for ya Jim. 

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outlawmws
Out here "back in the day" we had Texaco Star and Bar stations that has a rack of 55 gallon drums with bulk kero, White gas, engine and gear oil, etc...  

Bring your own container, open the spigot, and you were good to go.
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Mister Wilson
I just filled my 5 gallon can this morning.  I get it from an Amish friend that sells white gas and odorless mineral spirits from 55 gallon drums. He’s paralyzed from the waist down and it’s one of the ways he makes money.  He also puts out the Sparty News, local Amish newsletter that I run an ad in.  If I go over the hill into Clymer, NY to Lictus Oil and Propane, they carry bulk everything, but I like to give Billy the business.
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JimL
>>Years ago we had Amoco stations and I think they sold White gas.

Yes, I remember it being called white gas when I was young, but it's not truly white gas as far as GPA's are concerned.   Instead of using lead (tetraethyl lead?), Amoco used aromatic hydrocarbons to boost octane.  If you looked at the two types back in the day, leaded gas had a tint like a weak iced tea, whereas Amoco was crystal clear and that's why it was called white gas.

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12057dave
Ahhhh yes Jim. Now that you brought that up I do remember it being an Octane thing. Thank you for jogging the memory. 

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Whitegas Extraordinaire
12057dave wrote:
Ahhhh yes Jim. Now that you brought that up I do remember it being an Octane thing. Thank you for jogging the memory. 


Dave, I thought there was bulk white gas by you based on your proximity to EE?
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12057dave
Kevin. I’m going to do some investigating here soon as to what’s available. This has been a good thread. I’m curious now myself. 

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Gunhippie
Up to at least the late '70s I could buy Pearl kerosene and true white gas at the Burns Bros gas station in SE Portland, OR.
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If you are feeling froggy, you can roll your own - Looks too dangerous to me, but what the heck.


Yah now there's an idea. Her garden and my home refinery in the back yard. Might as well have a smoke while you wait.  As we say at work.....you try it first and we'll see how it works for you. I think the homeowners association might frown on that.

More power to those with the knowledge and cahones to try it.
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Bill
Jims 220K wrote:
Does anyone in Ohio know where I can buy Coleman fuel in bulk, at the pump? 

Thanks, Jim.

To answer your question, you can buy white gas from a pump in Middlefield, Ohio (in Geauga County).  There’s a Marathon station on SR 608 about a quarter mile south of SR 87 that sells it for $5.099 per gallon.  Along with automobile gas and regular diesel, they also sell K-1 kerosene and off-highway diesel.
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Hopefully this isn’t hijacking the OP, but how about the Lancaster PA area?  A lot of Amish in that area; 
my brother lives near by and could bring me a few gallons next time he visits.....
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Jims 220K
Bill wrote:

To answer your question, you can buy white gas from a pump in Middlefield, Ohio (in Geauga County).  There’s a Marathon station on SR 608 about a quarter mile south of SR 87 that sells it for $5.099 per gallon.  Along with automobile gas and regular diesel, they also sell K-1 kerosene and off-highway diesel.



Thank you sir!
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Bill
Jims 220K wrote:



Thank you sir!


So, where are you located in Ohio?
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Jims 220K
Columbus....need to take a road trip anyway!
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Dego
I usually go to Mesopotamia. Bout 25 min north of lake Milton on 534.  It's just a few cents more agallon but it's closer to me then middlefield. Plus the store its connected to is awesome. Lots of good snacks and stuff.
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michiganphil
rob_pontius wrote:
I live in Amish country in northern Indiana. We have gas stations here that have a white gas pump right next to a k-1 kerosene pump. White gas is $4.99gal. Its been that price for years.


I was down that way last week so I brought my cans. The pump at the Marathon was broke, so I ran over to the BP. They charged me $6.12/gal.
I never liked that BP...
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12057dave
Hi Jim. EE was a Coleman dealer and the info I got from him was that Hamilton Fuels in Newark carries it in the 55 gallon drum. He said you may check to see if they would happen to have an open drum. Sorry. I thought I would be able to have better news than that. 

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