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Old 01-23-2012
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Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
Thanks for the tip Faster! I still have the old alcohol stove which works well and a kero cabin heater. Both have alcohol priming. I'll most definitely try the torch idea. The heater is a big PITA to get primed. Know what you mean about fumes from the alcohol. Fire aboard is just plain scary. Glad you didn't go up in flames Leocat. Sounds like you were on it quickly.
Alchohol always frightened me as a fuel, as it wets most surfaces, disolves most plastics, and can wick up from a leak, has a low flashpoint, and LEL, and evaporates at room temperature.
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