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Re: [TowerTalk] Don't use Kerosene on roofs, was WD40

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Don't use Kerosene on roofs, was WD40
From: "David Gow" <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 21:45:20 -0800
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Counterpoint:  Kerosene does not interfere with oil based paint adhesion.
My dad used it for years on barns and outbuildings.  Best thing is to mix it
1/2 with raw linseed oil.  It carries the linseed into the grain and it can
stand the weather for years,.  Coal oil worked better but is no longer
available.  Many old ways work just great without many more modern

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[] On Behalf Of Roger (K8RI)
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 9:23 PM
To: Tower and HF antenna construction topics.
Subject: [TowerTalk] Don't use Kerosene on roofs, was WD40

Just a note about using Kerosene to for killer wasp prevention.
The stuff will dissolve the binder in shingles.
It stains wood with an oily stain
AND...It will smell for weeks and weeks...and ....
If it gets though onto the plaster it will stain the plaster as well as 
making the plaster "paint proof" in many cases.
Oh! Kerosene and Diesel fuel?  There is only a slight difference between 
the two in addition to some additives and lubricants in diesel fuel that 
are not in kerosene.


Roger (K8RI)
Dan Zimmerman N3OX wrote:
> I'm going to assume that a "kills wasps" thread is reasonable fodder for
> TowerTalk because it's a legit safety issue ;-)
> Ordinary soapy water kills any insect  pretty fast.  Cuts off their
>  Very safe to spray in one's own face, unlike some other options. :-)
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