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Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:31 pm
by JollyRogers
Yeah, right.... like 40 bottles would even last me a month! ;)

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:13 pm
by zelph
I kept track of how much fuel I've used in my testing but stopped counting after my 11th gallon. Most of it was denatured.

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:07 pm
by JollyRogers
Actually, I just got my wood burner prototype done last week and have barely even used an alcohol stove recently. I think my Heet bill will be going down.

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:27 pm
by ConnieD
Speaking of the Yellow container (methanol) Heet:
zenstoves reports, You may also be able to purchase this for around US$3 per gallon at race shops that sell it as race fuel.
ref: http://zenstoves.net/Stoves.htm

I like my MK1-UL and Woodgaz woodstoves, so much, I am re-thinking the small and lightweight alcohol stoves. I am thinking, I will reserve those for backup, for emergency kits, and, for UL backpacking.

I really like how compact the Woodgas folding woodstove is packed in the Tyvek cover.

I trimmed down the Tyvek cover to shirtpocket size. It is authentically a pocket stove, now. :D

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:08 am
by zelph
Zen stoves must have a really good source for the racing fuel. Look at the price for this on line stuff:

http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?qu ... g_id=17:27:
I trimmed down the Tyvek cover to shirtpocket size. It is authentically a pocket stove, now.
Now you've got a "Modified" Woodgaz :mrgreen:

JRoger, we look forward to seeing your wood burner when ready :D

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:56 pm
by Ridgerunner
I went to Harbor Freight on the other side of town so I stopped at a WallyWorld over there and found 10 4packs. That should get me through the summer for sure with what I already have in reserve. :lol:

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:59 pm
by zelph
RR, always good to have a reserve. Makes good campfire starter in cold damp weather.

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:30 pm
by Ridgerunner
zelph wrote:RR, always good to have a reserve. Makes good campfire starter in cold damp weather.
so does old boat motor gasolene. :o :DBfire:

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:59 pm
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:
zelph wrote:RR, always good to have a reserve. Makes good campfire starter in cold damp weather.
so does old boat motor gasolene. :o :DBfire:
it smells gross :mrgreen:

Re: Price of Heet

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:50 pm
by sudden
Was watching a video and they mentioned shopping for fuel in the paint department instead of the automotive department.

Methyl Hydrate.
http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stor ... PartNumber