lsayre wrote:The light mineral oil that I tried stinks when its burned, with most of the highly ucky odor noticeable outside (particularly when its still outside), but sometimes noticeable inside as well. I still have one pail of oiled, then I'm done with it.
I'm really surprised that anyone has any stink inside or outside from oiled coal - especially using the light mineral oil. The oil produces no smell on the coal and no discernible odor during combustion. I find these reports very strange as I know no one locally that's been oiling their coal with TSC mineral oil who's had any problems either- everyone is very happy with it.
I would be VERY hesitant to use vegetable oil - this has the potential to cause problems - it's not stable when exposed to high temps and it's not in long term atmospheric exposure.