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#1 March 12

NuclearVision
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Mineral oil

Hello everyone!

Any idea where i can get some mineral oil, plain mineral oil? The laxative stuff, it's super widely available anywhere on earth. I tried 12 pharmacies today and literally they never heard of it, and no it's not castor oil.

thanks

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#2 March 12

rolf
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Re: Mineral oil

What do you mean plain mineral oil? What is it extracted from?

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#3 March 12

NuclearVision
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Re: Mineral oil

i think it's byproduct of petroleum peocessing, but it's harmless and it's used as a laxative. By plain I mean Not Baby oil which is the same thing with perfume

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#4 March 12

eWizzard
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Re: Mineral oil

You're talking about paraffin oil, aka huile de paraffine. A 240 ml bottle costs about 4,000 LL and should be available at most pharmacies. If you're struggling to find it, you can give the local manufacturer a call.

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#5 March 13

nuclearcat
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Re: Mineral oil

Maybe castor oil will do better?

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#6 March 13

NuclearVision
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Re: Mineral oil

nuclearcat wrote:

Maybe castor oil will do better?

Prefer mineral: tasteless oderless and inert

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#7 March 13

NuclearVision
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Re: Mineral oil

eWizzard wrote:

You're talking about paraffin oil, aka huile de paraffine. A 240 ml bottle costs about 4,000 LL and should be available at most pharmacies. If you're struggling to find it, you can give the local manufacturer a call.

thanks  i kind of imagined it had different name.
Do you know the brand name? I mean the exact bottle name, apparently that's what most pharmacists wanted to hear.

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#8 March 13

NuclearVision
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Re: Mineral oil

followup: I went to the first pharmacy on my way, and asked for 'huile de paraffine', the pharmacist said yes sure we have it.
I was aware that mineral oil is also called liquid paraffine, but it never crossed my mind to ask for paraffine, thanks ewiz!

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#9 March 13

rolf
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Re: Mineral oil

Good! I'm glad you found mineral oil in a pharmacy.

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#10 March 13

NuclearVision
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Re: Mineral oil

rolf wrote:

Good! I'm glad you found mineral oil in a pharmacy.

Ok to make you feel better i'm not using this for my constipation, i'm working on a project and this thing which is food grade works wonders on some parts(hinges, etc.) that need lubrication. Without all that Wd40 sticky mess.

Thanks!

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#11 March 13

eWizzard
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Re: Mineral oil

Liquid paraffin is flammable though, so keep that in mind if you think your project has a fire risk. In that case, I would use silicone oil instead, which you'll most likely find in hardware stores.

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#12 March 13

NuclearVision
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Re: Mineral oil

i will keep that in mind thanks. Actually i went to a couple of hardware stores asking for a light oil that doesn't catch dust and gummify, they just carry wd40 knockoffs, so i can imagine the look on the man face when i tell him i need silicone oil.

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#13 March 13

rolf
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Re: Mineral oil

NuclearVision wrote:
rolf wrote:

Good! I'm glad you found mineral oil in a pharmacy.

Ok to make you feel better i'm not using this for my constipation, i'm working on a project and this thing which is food grade works wonders on some parts(hinges, etc.) that need lubrication

It makes sense, I think that mineral oil also lubricates car engines. I was going to suggest you try a little engine oil if you are desperate.

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