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Old 05-25-08, 10:55 PM
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coleman stove

Can denatured alcohol be used in the stove instead of coleman fuel.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 04:11 AM
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No.

There are alcohol stoves and dual fuel models but if your stove is designed for naphtha only it would not be safe.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 01:29 PM
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what would make it unsafe?

alcohol burns at a lower rate than white fuel and puts off no bad fumes unless you used rubbing alcohol and that wouldn't be as good.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 04:17 PM
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The generator needs to be designed to the characteristics of the fuel.
They have dual fuel stoves but the ones I have seen have a small well where you burn a small amount of alcohol to pre-heat the generator.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 04:57 PM
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the btu is lower for the alcohol and will not make the generator work properly. the heat output will be alot lower.

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Old 05-26-08, 07:20 PM
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well that sounds interesting, explain to me what a generator looks like and how it works in a stove.
 
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Old 05-26-08, 08:03 PM
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Do you own one?

It is the tube that goes from the fuel tank to the burner and passes over the right hand burner.
When you light the burner you get a poor flame until it heats the naphtha and fully vaporizes it.

There is a lever on the valve that you set to light the preheating flame and then once the fuel begins vaporizing you move it to the pointing down position to burn.
 
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Old 05-27-08, 05:27 PM
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yes i own one.

I didn't know the tube was called that.
I have had the tank and tube attached to it out for filling and it just looked like to me that it went in a hole for the burner and then the gas flame got lit.
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Old 05-27-08, 09:31 PM
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the hole in the end is sized for the btu of the fuel, that is expected to be used. when the lever is up it is supposed to draw vapors off of the tank, when down liquid fuel is drawn in. as only fuel vapors will ignit. you can run them with the lever up but will have to pump a lot and heat will be way down.

if we aren't supposed to eat animals why are they made out of meat?
 
 


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