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[at-l] Mixing Alcohol Stove Fuels
if you want yellow flame mixing rubbing alcohol with denatured is no
problem, just give you a cooler yellow flame. Rubbing alcohol is Isopropal
and water. Or you can get your yellow flame the way the folks that make the
nifty brass alcohol stove, add a little water to your denatured alcohol.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David" <email@example.com>
To: "Hal Wright" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "AT-L list"
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 1:14 AM
Subject: Re: [at-l] Mixing Alcohol Stove Fuels
> I'm no chemist, but I recall from High School chemistry that table salt
> turns a flame yellow and copper a greenish blue . . .
> But I'm interested in this thread having just bought some EVERCLEAR in an
> effort to prepare for the camp out on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs when
> 14 yo turns 15 on the 3rd of September . . . . she's the author of the
> essay: "The Worst Backpacking Trip Ever" and her dad took her on it!
> out the archives if you don't believe me! . . . of COURSE she'll wait
> PATIENTLY until the 10th AFTER my quit smoking hike . . . .
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hal Wright" <email@example.com>
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> Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 11:11 PM
> Subject: [at-l] Mixing Alcohol Stove Fuels
> > I've been reading about the trouble some folks have been having with not
> > being able to see the methanol flame of a tin can stove. That got me to
> > thinking...could you mix a little rubbing alcohol in (which has a yellow
> > flame) to make the flame more visible? Are there any hazards associated
> > doing this? Any of you organic chemists out there wish to respond?
> > Pokey The Incendiary
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