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Alcohol In Dry gas #5374803 03/12/20 06:25 PM
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What type of alcohol and what percentage by volume is it? I'm talking about Heet or similar gas line anti freeze.

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You should be able to find that in the SDS. For the Heet product in particular, the yellow bottle is methanol and the red bottle is isopropyl alcohol. Both are mostly alcohol with some minor other additives.

Red bottle Heet:

https://www.imperialsupplies.com/sds-pdf/_s/ds/0055120_SDS.pdf

The yellow Heet is 100% methanol per the SDS.


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Re: Alcohol In Dry gas [Re: kschachn] #5374882 03/12/20 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
You should be able to find that in the SDS. For the Heet product in particular, the yellow bottle is methanol and the red bottle is isopropyl alcohol. Both are mostly alcohol with some minor other additives.

Red bottle Heet:

https://www.imperialsupplies.com/sds-pdf/_s/ds/0055120_SDS.pdf

The yellow Heet is 100% methanol per the SDS.

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With E10 gas why does anyone need gas line antifreeze?

But the local Stewarts (quick mart) sells it. If you buy 10 gallons of E10 you are getting a gallon of alcohol, maybe less, but probably at least 1/2 gallon. What will another 12oz or 16oz do that the first gallon did not? If you have that much water in your gas you have major problems.


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Re: Alcohol In Dry gas [Re: Donald] #5375127 03/13/20 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Donald
With E10 gas why does anyone need gas line antifreeze?

But the local Stewarts (quick mart) sells it. If you buy 10 gallons of E10 you are getting a gallon of alcohol, maybe less, but probably at least 1/2 gallon. What will another 12oz or 16oz do that the first gallon did not? If you have that much water in your gas you have major problems.



Beat me to it! I was going to ask the exact same question.

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Poor man’s meth injection???


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Originally Posted by Olas
Originally Posted by Donald
With E10 gas why does anyone need gas line antifreeze?
But the local Stewarts (quick mart) sells it. If you buy 10 gallons of E10 you are getting a gallon of alcohol, maybe less, but probably at least 1/2 gallon. What will another 12oz or 16oz do that the first gallon did not? If you have that much water in your gas you have major problems.

Beat me to it! I was going to ask the exact same question.

I used to get water buildup in my old snowblower even with E10 gas, one time I had to have a shop pick it up midseason when I couldn't get it to start and they told me the carburetor was just sodden with water. I would imagine that filling it up out in the driveway during snowstorms could have been the culprit, so I started being proactive by taking it back into the garage to top off the gas before it ran out as well as putting a bit of water remover in there.
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Originally Posted by Toros
What type of alcohol and what percentage by volume is it? I'm talking about Heet or similar gas line anti freeze.


making some hand sanitiser?


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Don't forget to add some Locust bean gum ( or similar) as a thickener

They say 60% Ethyl but I'm sure 50% or a 2-propanol is fine.

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