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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Denatured Alcohol/Methylated Spirits

In doing research for sourcing Denatured Alcohol in Canada, it appears that it is difficult to find, making shopping for it in the US as the only option. To share, I found out that Steveston Marine (Vancouver, Richmond, Langley) carries Capt Phab DA in a 90:10 mix, that is 90%Ethanol:10%Methanol. 2 sizes to choose from, I got the 4L bottle for $26.09 plus HST. That works out to approx $6.50/litre.

Enjoy your pop can stoves everyone.

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Also mixes well with Cola and a wedge of lime some would know this drink as a Cuba Libre

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Also mixes well with Cola and a wedge of lime some would know this drink as a Cuba Libre

Well, for that I would recommend Flor de Caña Rum. Would taste a lot better and wouldn't cause blindness like Methynol would... Well depending on how many Cuba Libres one drinks. :-P
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Flor de Caña Rum or Denatured alcohol, same thing
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Also mixes well with Cola and a wedge of lime some would know this drink as a Cuba Libre

Well, for that I would recommend Flor de Caña Rum. Would taste a lot better and wouldn't cause blindness like Methynol would... Well depending on how many Cuba Libres one drinks. :-P
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I don't think you looked hard enough...

Recochem Methyl Hydrate 3.78 L for about $4 at Home Depot. I've been on the same bottle for two years with my pop can stove. It even says "for use with marine stoves" on the container. I even used it to clean up a paint spill once

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/meth...e-378-l/912218
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I don't think you looked hard enough...

Recochem Methyl Hydrate 3.78 L for about $4 at Home Depot. I've been on the same bottle for two years with my pop can stove. It even says "for use with marine stoves" on the container. I even used it to clean up a paint spill once

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/meth...e-378-l/912218
They sell the same stuff (but in a smaller bottle) at MEC as well. That's where I picked mine up....
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The last 4 ltr. jug of methyl hydrate I bought was $12 and change at Cloverdale Paint . Most building supplies / paint stores and automotive jobbers have the stuff .

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I don't think you looked hard enough...

Recochem Methyl Hydrate 3.78 L for about $4 at Home Depot. I've been on the same bottle for two years with my pop can stove. It even says "for use with marine stoves" on the container. I even used it to clean up a paint spill once

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/meth...e-378-l/912218
Haha, nice try. I know you can use Methyl Hydrate in a pop can stove, but it is not the same thing. Do your research.

I posted this to help others who wish to use Denatured Alcohol in their stove to find an easier source, not to compare the price of two different fuels.
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I guess the BIG question is whether youi can use ethyl alcohol in your stove.

Then if you can't get the stove to work, you can drink it and you won't care.
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I guess the BIG question is whether youi can use ethyl alcohol in your stove.

Then if you can't get the stove to work, you can drink it and you won't care.
Many alcohol stoves are designed to burn ethanol or denatured ethanol (90% ethanol, 10% methanol). If you use 100% methanol (methyl hydrate) in a stove it won't burn as hot. Ethanol has a substantially higher specific heat of combustion.

Methanol = 22.7MJ/kg
Ethanol = 29.7MJ/kg
Gasoline = 47.3MJ/kg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_of_combustion
http://www.trangiastove.co.uk/trangi...nformation.php
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