Alcohol Stoves

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by ShadyRascal, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    I need to check at the post office today for that. The online shipping calculator shows the $12.95 flat rate box as the lowest price option, but I think we can do better.

    Hey Trini, yours are heading out of here today, thanks!
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  2. Trinirider

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    Thanks ShadyRascal I received today I am about to try.
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  3. Trinirider

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    I can't find heet locally rubbing alcohol and isopropyl alcohol
    easily available will these work thanks.
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  4. Blak Rawb

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    aw, no fair. i made one of these 4 yrs ago in my tig welding class as my own little side project. i didnt use the neck i welded together an aluminum ring and a top for it and welded them together. its shorter than yours. not as clean but still runs very well on SLX denatured alchy. ive run it on acetone, white gas. for some reason tho, mine wont simmer as well as yours will. I need to have a pot or can on it to create a little more vapor pressure inside the burner to keep the flames consistant. I pour a little fuel around the stove and light that, it preheats the stove and makes for a less knuckle torching experience.:clap
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  5. AngryScot

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    denatured alcohol works well also, not sure on the other stuff. Large can for $5 at any paint store.
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  6. norvegicus

    norvegicus waiting for spring...

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    The Heet is ingenious. :thumb

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  7. OzRoundin'

    OzRoundin' Been here awhile

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    hope that's not a dumb question. But for safety reasons and to lessen carrying flammable items (like heet or excess alcohol) on the bike, will normal petrol work as well?
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  8. ShadyRascal

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    Don't do that, it'll be a fireball.

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  9. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Regular isopropyl will work, however it burns dirty. The Methanol (Yellow Heet) burns perfectly clean. Coleman White gas, I tried that in my experiments as well, it burns big, fast, and dirty. All I can recommend is the Methanol alcohol, which is available from other sources, I just say Yellow bottle Heet because it's the most common way to find it.

    thanks,
    SR

    PS Just send out a few stoves, I was on the road for a few days, drove home through more damn fresh snow last night on Lost Trail :huh
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  10. norvegicus

    norvegicus waiting for spring...

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    Dangerous, burns too fast and hot, will be a fireball when you light it, especially if you wait more than a few seconds after pouring, and it will burn very dirty and make a lot of smoke.
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  11. MOLAHS

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    :hide Can you use petrol, metho spirits etc ? Would those fuels work in the same way ?
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  12. Mr. B

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    I'll take one. PM sent
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  13. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    You can also use "Air Brake Antifreeze for Semis". You can buy it in a larger quantities and might be available in areas where Heet can not be found in the summer or truck stops. Put some food coloring in so you know it's not Water.
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  14. tiny s toy

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    Looks like a decent little stove. How much to ship two to Toronto, Canada?
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  15. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Ah, just add a buck that ought to cover it.

    SR
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  16. tiny s toy

    tiny s toy The World Is Yours

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    paypal sent, pm waiting in your inbox :eyes .
    Thank you
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  17. nigelcorn

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    I just sent $ via paypal as well, these look great!
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  18. Skvarki

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    Great idea and simplicity, just wondering if it would work on gasoline?
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  19. MikeyT

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    You didn't read the thread. You didn't even read this page. The answer is NO
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  20. Wreckluse

    Wreckluse Will work for beer

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    Hi SR,
    Just wondering if I could get a job drinking the beer for you:freaky I am a perfectionist in everything I do!! Other than that, how much for 2, shipped to Calgary, AB?

    Wreck
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