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Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol
    #4611922 - 09/02/05 12:31 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

There are no shops in the UK that sell pure ethyl alcohol here in the UK as I suspect it's controlled. So if I were to use vodka (usually about 40% here) instead for my alcohol lamp would this work? Secondly would 70% isopropyl wipes be just as effective, as this would seem the easiest and cheapest option.


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: cubeladd]
    #4611939 - 09/02/05 12:36 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Use methylated spirit from any hardware shop for both your lamp and wiping down.


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: cubeladd]
    #4611943 - 09/02/05 12:38 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

If you were to use grain alcohol, go with 190 proof. Here in the states, there is a brand called golden grain. Or everclear.


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: blackout]
    #4611981 - 09/02/05 12:58 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

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Use methylated spirit from any hardware shop for both your lamp and wiping down.




Doesn't methylated spirit contain contaminants though for example petroleum distillates?


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: FungusMan]
    #4611994 - 09/02/05 01:03 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

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If you were to use grain alcohol, go with 190 proof. Here in the states, there is a brand called golden grain. Or everclear.




You can't get pure denatured or un-denatured ethyl-alcohol over here without a license. Isn't grain alcohol the same as ethyl-alcohol?


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: cubeladd]
    #4611996 - 09/02/05 01:04 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Most is 90% ethanol 5% methanol and the rest is dye which also gives it a bad unpalatable taste for the winos, usually methyl red.
It is perfectly fine for a lamp, or wiping needles.


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: blackout]
    #4612000 - 09/02/05 01:05 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

You can get isopropanol in the UK, or surgical spirit in chemists, grain alcohol is ethanol/ethyl alcohol.

methylated spirit is the cheapest.


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Re: Obtaining Ethyl Alcohol [Re: blackout]
    #4612039 - 09/02/05 01:21 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

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You can get isopropanol in the UK, or surgical spirit in chemists, grain alcohol is ethanol/ethyl alcohol.

methylated spirit is the cheapest.




ok, thanks i'll just use meth-spirit instead  :smile:


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