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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2011, 06:17:56 pm »

I called my local and longtime Vet supply store.  They have it in one gallon jugs for $14.95 a gallon.  I told them to have me 5 gallons on the next stock truck.. no extra for shipping.   hatsoff
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2011, 11:22:43 pm »

I called my local and longtime Vet supply store.  They have it in one gallon jugs for $14.95 a gallon.  I told them to have me 5 gallons on the next stock truck.. no extra for shipping. 

Thats a really good price Mia, let us know how it works and smells and feels and cuts.

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2011, 09:06:32 am »

All great information everyone, thanks! Over the weekend I visited a rock club tailgate sale about 1 1/2 hours away. They used mineral oil in their 16". When I first saw it I thought it was water it was so light. I'm going to email and find out what type they use. The person running the shop that day wasn't sure.

I stopped by the farm supply and was told that they only carry mineral oil during the fair (in August) so I guess not much call for it here. Too bad it isn't used to grow grapes or it would be everywhere! The person working that day couldn't tell me what the price was.

I've got a few leads thanks to you folks, I'll let you know what I end up getting and how it works. I'll be glad to get rid of the smell, but more importantly what I'm using now (Pella) irritates my throat something fierce. It isn't the rock dust or mist, just the stuff right out of the bucket irritates my throat in about a minute of breathing it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 09:55:29 am »

Too bad it isn't used to grow grapes or it would be everywhere! 

When I was researching it I noticed that it was used in wineries?  You have any wineries to go with those grapes?  Probably more expensive though...
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2011, 10:17:37 am »

Yeah, they use it for their equipment. That is the Schaeffer food grade I mentioned that Daniel said would be too thick.

Too bad it isn't used to grow grapes or it would be everywhere! 

When I was researching it I noticed that it was used in wineries?  You have any wineries to go with those grapes?  Probably more expensive though...
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2011, 06:03:29 pm »

That Maracol 52 would be the lightest mineral oil I have heard of.

I can't find anywhere to buy it though. Anybody know?
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2011, 01:03:27 pm »

That Maracol 52 would be the lightest mineral oil I have heard of.

I can't find anywhere to buy it though. Anybody know?

seeing - "FDA Approved,Medicinal grade white oil.Manufactured to exceed the purity requirements of the Pharmacopoeias"  I'll bet this is expensive.  Only found one site that has 'buy me' options (it's in the UK)...
http://www.lubricantsupplies.co.uk/esso-marcol-52-x-175-kgs.html

Esso Marcol 52 x 175 kgs  (my metric isn't great but i bet that is a 50 gal barrel)
ú554.40  (554.40  GBP = 918.03  USD)

so about 1000 $ for 50 gal barrel = sounds expensive, wonder what the shipping is?
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2011, 01:13:43 pm »


so about 1000 $ for 50 gal barrel = sounds expensive, wonder what the shipping is?

Ouch. I hate to think hairy1
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2011, 03:07:05 pm »

I called my local and longtime Vet supply store.  They have it in one gallon jugs for $14.95 a gallon.  I told them to have me 5 gallons on the next stock truck.. no extra for shipping. 

Thats a really good price Mia, let us know how it works and smells and feels and cuts.

TOG

I have been using the mineral oil from Tractor Supply ($15.00gal) and it really works well with absolutely no smell. Today I went to Wallyworld and purchased 12pts @ $1.68/pt = 1.5 gals for $20.16. Not tooooooooooo shabby considering the looks I got at check out.......

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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2011, 04:56:59 pm »

Interesting that they charge you .20/pint more than ours does.
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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2011, 05:00:44 pm »

Interesting that they charge you .20/pint more than ours does.

Mary Ann, maybe they move more in your neck of the woods than they do in ours........ shemademe

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I have been using the mineral oil from Tractor Supply ($15.00gal) and it really works well with absolutely no smell. Today I went to Wallyworld and purchased 12pts @ $1.68/pt = 1.5 gals for $20.16. Not tooooooooooo shabby considering the looks I got at check out.......

Don

Don, what does the Tractor Supply place use this mineral oil for?  Curious in Moses Lake.

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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2011, 05:07:00 pm »

People use it for their livestock.........horses, cows and rocksaws.   saved4

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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011, 07:35:23 pm »

United Oil sells mineral oil: 10 gallons $78.00 with two buckets. If I supply the buckets its $10.00 less. I'm not sure if its a national company. This is comercial minerial oil. Its my understanding that food grade is the same but is proccess in a clean room enviroment.
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2011, 07:44:13 pm »

Do they give info on the viscosity and flash point?
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