denatured alcohol

Submitted by Tom H on 9/14/04 at 9:11 AM. ( ) 66.183.239.174

Went all over town , and no one has heard of denatured olcohol, i live in canada, is it under a different name, or could someone tell me the brand name, what is it used for.I need it for a marlin bill. Thanks ....Tom

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Ethanol

This response submitted by Ken Edwards on 9/14/04 at 9:27 AM. ( ken@taxidermy.net ) 67.140.197.122

Ethanol.
It is highly poisonous.


not so

This response submitted by Jordan on 9/14/04 at 10:01 AM. ( ) 68.100.184.51

Im not sure if that is the same as rubbing alcohol or not. Ethanol and denatured alcohol are very different.Ethanol isnt poisonous, it is the alcohol type found in alcoholic beverages.


Contact a Hobby Shop or speak to a Pharmacist...

This response submitted by Junipera on 9/14/04 at 10:17 AM. ( ) 66.66.1.216

..at a local drug store. Many things that go by common names in the US are only sold under a pharmaceutical name or of different strength in Canada.


Also called...

This response submitted by marty on 9/14/04 at 11:10 AM. ( ) 24.15.104.42

"SLX"...


Denatured Alcohol 101

This response submitted by Ken Edwards on 9/14/04 at 12:19 PM. ( ken@taxidermy.net ) 67.140.204.250

Denatured Alcohol is ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, containing traces of benzene or other additives which make it toxic and unpalatable. While ethenol, in its natural form, is the alcohol consumed in alcoholic beverages, it contains trace amounts of water making it less efficient for industrial purposes than in its denatured form. Introducing benzene or other solvents during the distillation process drives out the water contained in ethanol creating a very pure and potent solvent -- Denatured Alcohol. Although natural ethanol is the alcohol consumed in alcoholic beverages, once denatured, ethanol becomes toxic and can cause blindness or death if consumed.

Rubbing Alcohol is isopropanol. It has a completely different molecular structure than ethanol and often contains up to 50% water.


Aren't ALL forms of alcohol...

This response submitted by marty on 9/14/04 at 12:47 PM. ( ) 24.15.104.42

..."poison" to some extent?


Thats why the last batch of moonshine blinded the sheriff

This response submitted by John C on 9/14/04 at 1:26 PM. ( ) 66.233.156.237

Guess I should have been a bit more carefull and not use that old car radiator as a condensur.


Denatured Alcohol

This response submitted by Old Fart on 9/14/04 at 3:18 PM. ( ) 64.122.137.46

The most common form of alcohol sold as denatured alcohol is methanol or methyl alcohol, it is NOT a consumable alcohol like ethyl alcohol. The industrial form of ethyl alcohol has poison added(denatured) so that it cannot be consumed. This is because the government gets a high tax off the drinkable alcohol, leaving any ethyl alcohol out there that could be consumed without being taxed would be a bureaucratic no-no.

Methyl alcohol is sold in hardware stores and is usually labeled synesol, it's shellac thinner. It can also be purchased through petroleum distributers in 55 gal drums. And lastly, another good source for you to try is an LP gas dealer(bulk), they use it to clean out the LP tanks.


now Im in jail

This response submitted by none of your business on 9/14/04 at 5:38 PM. ( ) 68.100.184.51

I just ran a 800 gallon batch of shine and got caught by the feds!I tried to say it was a batch for fuel,but they knew better.LOL


Look At Your Local Hardware Store

This response submitted by Jimbob on 9/14/04 at 8:56 PM. ( Archery1@twlakes.net ) 204.116.99.202

i found denatured alcohol at my local hardware store and it was called by that name but it is somewhat toxic though. hope this helps!


Look At Your Local Hardware Store

This response submitted by Jimbob on 9/14/04 at 8:58 PM. ( Archery1@twlakes.net ) 204.116.99.202

i found denatured alcohol at my local hardware store and it was called by that name but it is somewhat toxic though. hope this helps!


Alcohols...

This response submitted by cyclone on 9/15/04 at 3:41 PM. ( ) 129.43.43.200

Methanol - 1 carbon CH3-OH
Ethanol - 2 carbons CH3-CH2-OH
propanol - 3 carbons CH3-CH2-CH2-OH
isopropyl - 3 carbons CH3-CH(OH)-CH3
1-butanol -4 carbons
etc...etc...


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