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alcohol stove

anybody knows how easy it is to get alcohol for stoves in the Caribbeans?
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Re: alcohol stove

Yes, it's very easy- buy the strongest, whitest booze you can find.

Drink, cook, rinse.. repeat.
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Re: alcohol stove

Hi
not sure i got it right:
we talk about cooking alcohol right?
the drinking one I know i can get there
thanx
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Re: alcohol stove

When you can't find denatured alcohol, regular drinking grain alcohol will work just fine.

Denatured/stove alcohol is simply grain alcohol that has been rendered non drinkable. Even high proof rum will work in a pinch.
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Re: alcohol stove

thank you very much
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Re: alcohol stove

You could also get one of these for about $25;


They run on 8 oz. butane cans that you can buy for <$5 each
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Re: alcohol stove

Do hardware stores and painting supply stores in the Caribbean not have denatured alcohol?
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You could also get one of these for about $25;


They run on 8 oz. butane cans that you can buy for <$5 each
Butane can + pinhole leak + spark = KABOOOM!!!!
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Re: alcohol stove

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Butane can + pinhole leak + spark = KABOOOM!!!!
There's an app for that...

Get about 2' of 3" ID PVC Pipe, and two end caps, and 2 long zip-ties.
Glue one end cap on the PVC.
Drill 2 holes through the PVC end cap that you just glued to the pipe.
Put 1 zip tie through the two holes.
Connect the PVC pipe with cap to the bottom of the pushpit with 1 zip-tie. (leave the uncapped end facing up).
Use the other zip-tie to loosely hold the open end of the pipe to the top of the pushpit.
Drop the cans into the PVC pipe.
Cover with the remaining cap.
Tighten both zip-ties.

I did this with 4" PVC to hold the 1lb propane tanks that I use with my Magma grill. Works like a champ!
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Re: alcohol stove

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There's an app for that...

Get about 2' of 3" ID PVC Pipe, and two end caps, and 2 long zip-ties.
Glue one end cap on the PVC.
Drill 2 holes through the PVC end cap that you just glued to the pipe.
Put 1 zip tie through the two holes.
Connect the PVC pipe with cap to the bottom of the pushpit with 1 zip-tie. (leave the uncapped end facing up).
Use the other zip-tie to loosely hold the open end of the pipe to the top of the pushpit.
Drop the cans into the PVC pipe.
Cover with the remaining cap.
Tighten both zip-ties.

I did this with 4" PVC to hold the 1lb propane tanks that I use with my Magma grill. Works like a champ!
Or, just use an alcohol stove.
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