How hard is it to find denatured alcohol?
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Darwin Roos
(darwin) - F

Locale: Bloomington, IN
How hard is it to find denatured alcohol? on 11/15/2008 08:59:21 MST Print View

How hard it is to find denatured alcohol for resupplies in the U.S. and overseas (especially Taiwan)?

Darwin
daroos@indiana.edu

xavier dor
(waluyo)

Locale: A bit more East, a bit more North..
Re: How hard is it to find denatured alcohol? on 11/15/2008 09:20:07 MST Print View

Hi Darwin


I was actually asking the same question in our french hiking light forum... 'cause I had hard time to find the alcool needed here in Ireland.

One of the members found those 2 links:
http://www.mark-ju.net/juliette/meths.htm
http://fuel.papo-art.com/#tableoffuelnames

there is nothing mentionned about Taiwan
Hope it helps anyway

Edited by waluyo on 11/15/2008 09:21:25 MST.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: How hard is it to find denatured alcohol? on 11/15/2008 10:39:27 MST Print View

Hi Darwin,

In the States it's pretty easy, as you can find it at most hardware and paint stores. My understanding is it's pretty common in the UK and former colonies, where it's sometimes called "meths" (methylated spirit). Another hint is boating supply stores, as alcohol stoves are popular for boats.

Darwin Roos
(darwin) - F

Locale: Bloomington, IN
Thank you for the input on 11/20/2008 16:58:20 MST Print View

Dear all,

Thank you for your input so far. I appreciate it.
Take care.

Darwin

Nick C.
(nixie) - F
Re: How hard is it to find denatured alcohol? on 11/20/2008 18:13:56 MST Print View

Hi Darwin,

With regards to the US: Don't forget that HEET (a gas line antifreeze comprised mainly of methanol) sold in the yellow bottle is another serviceable source of fuel for alcohol stoves. It can often be found at gas stations, auto part stores (such as NAPA), and some supermarkets.Heet - yellow bottle

In a pinch, 99% Isopropyl alcohol can be found in the first aid section of supermarkets or pharmacies and will also burn in an alcohol stove, though with a great deal of soot.

Edited by nixie on 11/20/2008 22:33:59 MST.

JASON CUZZETTO
(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
RE: How hard is it to find denatured alcohol? on 11/20/2008 18:54:00 MST Print View

Not hard at all. I buy it by the gallon at Ace Hardware here in California. You can also buy it by the pint. It is usually in the painting aisle at the hardware or paint supply store.