Hello I am looking for the most accessible, cheapest, hottest burning, most efficient fuel and maybe even environmentally friendly. And what would be already in my house(and NO I AM NOT MODIFYING MY NATURAL GAS PIPES).So post what you think. I usually burn fuels in those little pop can stoves, and in my pyrotechnics. Thats Not My Stove. But Its VERY similar.

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Goodhart8 years ago
The most environmentally friendly would of course be H2 but that is hardly cheap, and not really that hot burning, but the exhaust is water vapor :-)
littlechef37 (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
Yeah if the exhaust landed on the fire id be screwed !
But that is almost always true you know. The output of gasoline (particulates, CO2 & CO), would tend to put "the fire out" if redirected full force over the "flame" as it were.
Makes sense though, being that if those things burned, they wouldn't be left to exhaust.
Yep, unless the engine is not running efficiently (the reason for so many devices to return unburned gas to the engine).
Kiteman8 years ago
Those little stoves burn best on light-molecule fuels like ethanol and methanol ("denatured alcohol"). Gasoline might do it, but the fumes are a major safety concern. Otherwise, try paraffin, vegetable oil or even a light wax if you have a decent wick material. In pyrotechnics, go for black powders and similar stuff.
you cannot buy ethanol. the closest you can get is E85 (85% ethanol) stick with alcohol or propane.
> you cannot buy ethanol. . Huh? Ethanol is readily available in my area (Southern US).
littlechef37 (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
Yeah you can buy it I buy it in small bottles at shoppers drug mart ! The lady at the till looks at me funny when I'm buying like 20 of these bottles. I think its called Rubbing Alcohol Compound. And on the back it says 95% Ethanol and that is good enough for me.
yeah. not automotive grade. anyhow, you still cannot get pure ethanol ANYWHERE. 2 reasons why: 1) is pure alcohol (moonshine) 2) pure alcohol burns in daylight with a TRANSPARENT flame. unless you hear it or feel the heat, you would not know that puddle you spilled is on fire.
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