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How onld do you have to be to buy HEET? (brake line antifreeze)? Answered

Hello everybody, I am wondering if there is an age that you have to be to buy HEET. (brake line antifreeze)  I plan to use HEET as a fuel for my alcohol stove, but I dont have any. 

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DELETED_GuardianFox

Best Answer 8 years ago

As far as I am aware, nowhere in the USA or Canada has any specific age requirement on this or similar products.

However a retailer does usually have a right to use their better judgement and always has some responsibility towards the minors that buy their merchandise.  In other words, if you look like a kid and they suspect that the HEET is not going to be used for it's intended purpose, they'll probably refuse.  It's not anything against you, it's for your safety and covering their behinds.

It's sort of like matches and lighters.  Where I live it's perfectly legal for a person of any age to purchase matches, lighters, or fuel.  However there are very few retailers that will sell these things to kids and there are even some who won't sell them to anyone under 19 (our legal age for smoking).   They don't want the responsibility if a kid gets burned, and they certainly don't want a bunch of angry parents on their case.

Anyway, I'll add that if you want this stuff, get your parent or guardian to pick it up for you or at least go with you to the store.  That way your family can take all the responsibility for your safety.  

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NachoMahma

8 years ago

.  Go to your local paint store or Wal-Mart paint department and get denatured alcohol (ethanol + enough methanol to make it undrinkable). You can buy it by the gallon.
.  Straight methanol burns very well.

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junits15NachoMahma

Answer 8 years ago

in truth I was thinking about that because walmart has self checkouts.

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Re-design

8 years ago

Where do you live?

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Re-designjunits15

Answer 8 years ago

Why don't you just try to buy some and see what they say.