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.fireproof.
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Posted:I have an event to go to and my ISO is all out and getting a shipment of iso won't make it on time...
So my question is
if I just use isopropyl will I get just as long of a burn?

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NYC
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Posted:Longer that what?

Isopropyl is pretty quick.

Longest burn is Lamp oil.
Whitegas is really short.

The rest I've never timed.


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FireSpirit
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Posted:Although If you put a little bit of white gass in your lamp oil mix, and you can get it started quickly.

As for a burnning time, Lamp oil and Karosieen are the longest burnning, but hard to start. Karo is a bit smelly though, if you want to mingle after the show use lamp oil.

You can get lamp oil just about anywhere. that is your best bet.


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Rick aka Loki
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Posted:I concur. Lamp oil can sometimes last almost twice as long as kero and is much cleaner burning.

Is your event outdoors? Meths and other alcohol-based fuels, in my experience, don't have the bright flames that petrol-based fuels do, so they're not as spectacular outdoors.

Man, it's cold in here.

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.fireproof.
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Posted:My event is outdoors and I use Isopropanol because it produces clean air while it burns.
But then again I spin FireCountach and the directions say not to use LAMP on it........
hmmm, I guess isopropanol and isopropyl arn't that different so, you know what? I'm just going to go test it right now....actually, I'm a
puss, I'm calling Tedward

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Astar
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Posted:I think biodiesal actually has the longest burn time.

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.fireproof.
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Posted:UPDATE!!!!
hehe. Like NYC posted there is no difference
iso is iso so the percentage is just how concentrated it is.


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FireSpirit
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Posted:I bet Biodiesal has a great smell to it.
If it is Oderless where do i get it?
Why can't you use Lamp on them?

[ 07. December 2002, 19:44: Message edited by: FireSpirit ]


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NYC
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Posted:Isopropyl Alcohol = Isopropanol

The "-ol" ending tells that it is an alcohol.

CH3OH = Methanol = Methyl Alcohol
C2H5OH = Ethanol = Ethyl Alcohol
C3H7OH = Propanol = Propyl Alcohol (arranged in a certain way is "Iso")
C4H9OH = Butanol = Butyl Alcohol

(Sorry, got teaching in my blood)


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