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Old 02-23-15, 01:42 PM   #1
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I have access to a surplus of alcohol solutions. Either 70% Isopropanol or 70% Ethyl Alcohol.

Can someone think of a way to actually use this stuff? Is there a heater that it can be used in to heat a garage or something? Maybe mix it with something else then burn it?

It flashes around 70 degrees F.

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Sorry for the off-topic, but this is the first time I see someone complaining that they have too much alcohol and don't know what to do with it

Seriously: Maybe mix it with gasoline to clean emissions?
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I have access to a surplus of alcohol solutions. Either 70% Isopropanol or 70% Ethyl Alcohol...
I think that 70% has too much water to be useful as a fuel.

You could re-distill to a higher concentration of alcohol, and then use it for fuel.


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Donate them to your local health clinic or Salvation Army or ...you get the idea. Both are excellent disinfectants.
Chemistry labs sometimes use them for burners. You could do the same.
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I actually have received 100% Isopropanol before. With that I would put a few gallons in my gas tank at every fill up. Worked fine.

I don't think this stuff would work as well. Don't really want to risk it. I have put some in my wiper fluid though.

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