I decided to buy a bottle of lamp oil, since my stock of kerosene is at the old place. I couldn’t find any at the store I was at, so... I bought a jug of charcoal lighter and a jug of paint thinner. Now I am going to test these in an old lamp and see what happens. Both of those products are ‘petroleum distilates’ and neither are as aggressive as gasoline for example. I should put up a poll... - he will kill himself in an explosion - it will work fine - DON’T DO IT! Opinions? Experience? Of all the things I have never tried, this is one.