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Plum
03-08-2002, 08:19 AM
I have seen the product called "Naptha" used in this forum to describe a liquid to thin stain or varnish. Here in the UK I have never heard of Naptha, but we use "white spirit" or "turpentine" to add to varnish or stain. Is white spirit really Naptha?

Plum
03-08-2002, 08:19 AM
I have seen the product called "Naptha" used in this forum to describe a liquid to thin stain or varnish. Here in the UK I have never heard of Naptha, but we use "white spirit" or "turpentine" to add to varnish or stain. Is white spirit really Naptha?

Plum
03-08-2002, 08:19 AM
I have seen the product called "Naptha" used in this forum to describe a liquid to thin stain or varnish. Here in the UK I have never heard of Naptha, but we use "white spirit" or "turpentine" to add to varnish or stain. Is white spirit really Naptha?

Ian McColgin
03-08-2002, 08:32 AM
The Chemist can remember where in the refinery fraction naptha comes off - pretty high. It's a very volitile oil product - much more exciting than mere gasoline, and is used in lighter fluids and Brian Cunningham drinks it neat before treading on the exhillarator of his 'Vet.

Fuel drag jetskis anyone . . .

Ian McColgin
03-08-2002, 08:32 AM
The Chemist can remember where in the refinery fraction naptha comes off - pretty high. It's a very volitile oil product - much more exciting than mere gasoline, and is used in lighter fluids and Brian Cunningham drinks it neat before treading on the exhillarator of his 'Vet.

Fuel drag jetskis anyone . . .

Ian McColgin
03-08-2002, 08:32 AM
The Chemist can remember where in the refinery fraction naptha comes off - pretty high. It's a very volitile oil product - much more exciting than mere gasoline, and is used in lighter fluids and Brian Cunningham drinks it neat before treading on the exhillarator of his 'Vet.

Fuel drag jetskis anyone . . .

PugetSound
03-08-2002, 09:49 PM
Naptha is the stuff they sell for refueling Zippo cigarette lighters.

PugetSound
03-08-2002, 09:49 PM
Naptha is the stuff they sell for refueling Zippo cigarette lighters.

PugetSound
03-08-2002, 09:49 PM
Naptha is the stuff they sell for refueling Zippo cigarette lighters.

NormMessinger
03-08-2002, 10:12 PM
You've earned a C+ donn for half the question. Now for an A compare white spirits with naptha.

--Norm

NormMessinger
03-08-2002, 10:12 PM
You've earned a C+ donn for half the question. Now for an A compare white spirits with naptha.

--Norm

NormMessinger
03-08-2002, 10:12 PM
You've earned a C+ donn for half the question. Now for an A compare white spirits with naptha.

--Norm

Ian G Wright
03-09-2002, 04:38 AM
Originally posted by NormMessinger:
You've earned a C+ donn for half the question. Now for an A compare white spirits with naptha.

--NormAnd is white spirit the same as turps substitute? Will steam distilled turpentine thin my varnish better? Who is Meths? Why are Paraffin? Does Owetrol always work?
Oh Grasshopper,you have much to learn and time is short...

IanW.

Ian G Wright
03-09-2002, 04:38 AM
Originally posted by NormMessinger:
You've earned a C+ donn for half the question. Now for an A compare white spirits with naptha.

--NormAnd is white spirit the same as turps substitute? Will steam distilled turpentine thin my varnish better? Who is Meths? Why are Paraffin? Does Owetrol always work?
Oh Grasshopper,you have much to learn and time is short...

IanW.

Ian G Wright
03-09-2002, 04:38 AM
Originally posted by NormMessinger:
You've earned a C+ donn for half the question. Now for an A compare white spirits with naptha.

--NormAnd is white spirit the same as turps substitute? Will steam distilled turpentine thin my varnish better? Who is Meths? Why are Paraffin? Does Owetrol always work?
Oh Grasshopper,you have much to learn and time is short...

IanW.

Memphis Mike
03-09-2002, 08:21 AM
The Naptha I am familiar with is derived from
coal. We used to burn it in "Bug Lights."
A liquid burning fuel light designed to detect
methane gas. Coleman Fuel is a Naptha based product also.

In the Bug Lights, the flame is enclosed in
metal gauze type cylinders that prevent surrounding gases from igniting but don't inhibit
the flame from detecting them, ie burning brighter.

I'd love to find one of these old lights somewhere. Does anyone know where I could get one?

[ 03-09-2002, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Memphis Mike ]

Memphis Mike
03-09-2002, 08:21 AM
The Naptha I am familiar with is derived from
coal. We used to burn it in "Bug Lights."
A liquid burning fuel light designed to detect
methane gas. Coleman Fuel is a Naptha based product also.

In the Bug Lights, the flame is enclosed in
metal gauze type cylinders that prevent surrounding gases from igniting but don't inhibit
the flame from detecting them, ie burning brighter.

I'd love to find one of these old lights somewhere. Does anyone know where I could get one?

[ 03-09-2002, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Memphis Mike ]

Memphis Mike
03-09-2002, 08:21 AM
The Naptha I am familiar with is derived from
coal. We used to burn it in "Bug Lights."
A liquid burning fuel light designed to detect
methane gas. Coleman Fuel is a Naptha based product also.

In the Bug Lights, the flame is enclosed in
metal gauze type cylinders that prevent surrounding gases from igniting but don't inhibit
the flame from detecting them, ie burning brighter.

I'd love to find one of these old lights somewhere. Does anyone know where I could get one?

[ 03-09-2002, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Memphis Mike ]

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03-09-2002, 08:48 AM
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03-09-2002, 08:48 AM
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JimD
03-09-2002, 06:58 PM
I heard it like MemphisMike. The naptha we're all familiar with is the Coleman stuff for camping lanterns and stoves. Don't know where to get an old bugburner tho, Mike, but if I find one, I'll ship it to ya. We only have fly paper up here...

JimD
03-09-2002, 06:58 PM
I heard it like MemphisMike. The naptha we're all familiar with is the Coleman stuff for camping lanterns and stoves. Don't know where to get an old bugburner tho, Mike, but if I find one, I'll ship it to ya. We only have fly paper up here...

JimD
03-09-2002, 06:58 PM
I heard it like MemphisMike. The naptha we're all familiar with is the Coleman stuff for camping lanterns and stoves. Don't know where to get an old bugburner tho, Mike, but if I find one, I'll ship it to ya. We only have fly paper up here...

Memphis Mike
03-09-2002, 07:35 PM
Ya don't understand Jimbo. This is a device designed to protect a miner from a methane gas
explosion.

Memphis Mike
03-09-2002, 07:35 PM
Ya don't understand Jimbo. This is a device designed to protect a miner from a methane gas
explosion.

Memphis Mike
03-09-2002, 07:35 PM
Ya don't understand Jimbo. This is a device designed to protect a miner from a methane gas
explosion.

rodcross
03-10-2002, 02:15 AM
I've never understood how those mining lamps worked. The only thing I came to, all by myself, is that it is a better idea to light them BEFORE you're in the mine.

Or else... :eek: :eek:

[ 03-10-2002, 03:16 AM: Message edited by: rodcross ]

rodcross
03-10-2002, 02:15 AM
I've never understood how those mining lamps worked. The only thing I came to, all by myself, is that it is a better idea to light them BEFORE you're in the mine.

Or else... :eek: :eek:

[ 03-10-2002, 03:16 AM: Message edited by: rodcross ]

rodcross
03-10-2002, 02:15 AM
I've never understood how those mining lamps worked. The only thing I came to, all by myself, is that it is a better idea to light them BEFORE you're in the mine.

Or else... :eek: :eek:

[ 03-10-2002, 03:16 AM: Message edited by: rodcross ]

PilotArt
03-10-2002, 10:03 AM
The label on the fuel for a Zippo type lighter says that it's Naptha.

Recall that there were "Naptha Launches" popular around turn of 19-20th Century.

Thought that they used Naptha instead of water :eek: and condensed it back to liquid with a 'keel cooler'. Would think that they would have burned it for fuel :rolleyes:

PilotArt
03-10-2002, 10:03 AM
The label on the fuel for a Zippo type lighter says that it's Naptha.

Recall that there were "Naptha Launches" popular around turn of 19-20th Century.

Thought that they used Naptha instead of water :eek: and condensed it back to liquid with a 'keel cooler'. Would think that they would have burned it for fuel :rolleyes:

PilotArt
03-10-2002, 10:03 AM
The label on the fuel for a Zippo type lighter says that it's Naptha.

Recall that there were "Naptha Launches" popular around turn of 19-20th Century.

Thought that they used Naptha instead of water :eek: and condensed it back to liquid with a 'keel cooler'. Would think that they would have burned it for fuel :rolleyes:

Ian G Wright
03-10-2002, 11:58 AM
It all depends on specific gravity and at what temperature the stuff evaporates.
I rode a 1904 Norton once with a surface carb', a little warmth or the application of a C natural tuning fork made starting much better...

IanW.

Ian G Wright
03-10-2002, 11:58 AM
It all depends on specific gravity and at what temperature the stuff evaporates.
I rode a 1904 Norton once with a surface carb', a little warmth or the application of a C natural tuning fork made starting much better...

IanW.

Ian G Wright
03-10-2002, 11:58 AM
It all depends on specific gravity and at what temperature the stuff evaporates.
I rode a 1904 Norton once with a surface carb', a little warmth or the application of a C natural tuning fork made starting much better...

IanW.