Fuel - what is going on

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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby zelph » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:18 pm

Here are is a list of U.S. bases in the UK. Ask someone to check if the PX(post exchange/store for gi's) on base sells HEET in the yellow bottle.

JMF St. Mawgan, UK
Luke AFB, AZ
RAF Lakenheath, UK
RAF Menwith Hill, UK
RAF Mildenhall, UK
RAF Molesworth, UK
US Naval Activities, London UK
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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby seudo_411 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:04 pm

@: mememememeitsme

Go off to your local pharmacy, and ask them to order 90% ethanol. They will first try selling you 70% rubbing alcohol, or surgical spirits. do not buy this, if they ask what you are going use it for say you have a really big lcd/plasma tv, and it works great for cleaning it, also say that you can't use 70% as it will leave an oily residue. expect to pay about €6 or 4 pounds for one litre. its about as good as you get.
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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby zelph » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:21 pm

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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby Frum » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:39 am

Itsme, virtually all UK meths stove users find metholated spirits, "meths", perfectly satisfactory. The only explanation of your problems that makes sense to me is that your one ounce measure contains much less than an ounce. A U.S. fluid ounce is near-as-dammit 30 ml. Find a measure designed for medicines and check. A standard 'medicine' spoon holds 5ml.

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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby zelph » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:41 pm

I did a little googling and found a discussion/banter group in the uk talking about meths. Might give some insight on where to find the fuel grade meths. I sent itsme a message to see if we can get a response.


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edited to add: Synonyms: methanol, carbinol, colonial spirit, columbian spirit, methylol, methyl hydrate, wood alcohol, wood naphtha, wood spirit, methyl hydroxide, pyroxylic spirit, RCRA waste number U154, meths
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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby zelph » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:55 pm

I came across these links for mor info on Frequently Asked Questions about Fuel Names

http://www.ultralight-hiking.com/fuelnames.html

http://members.iinet.net.au/~mbuckler/fuel/index.shtml
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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby rik_uk3 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:25 pm

Hi there, South Wales UK here. You can buy meths in half litre bottles or in bulk. This UK seller charges a standard postal charge so buy two lots to save money

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0152604660

You can use methanol but don't drink the stuff, its very toxic but much cheaper than meths, do a search on ebay, I paid about £25 delivered for 25 litres so use it at your own risk.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0318676433

Surgical spirit is lower powered compared to meths.

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Re: Fuel - what is going on

Postby zelph » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:25 am

This topic has been moved from another thread.
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