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Old 14-08-2020, 07:24   #1
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Alcohol fuel follow up

Not alcohol anymore, FUEL.

Remember the fracas about California new regulations and denatured (Ethanol) alcohol sold at hardwares for various needs? California department of silly rules views it as an environmental hazard, warming agent, etc. Somehow the thousands of people who rely on it as cooking fuel (And for other uses) managed to get an exemption for fuel. Now it relabeled everywhere.

Never mind that California is one of the most intractable proponents of alcohol fuel blending. It is in every gas tank in the land but you couldn’t buy a can. It’s also marketed conveniently anywhere booze is sold.

Photo taken in Michigan. I am guessing this is how one find alcohol everywhere now including California.

Note also that this Home Depot display is flanked all around by acetone, MEK, lacquer thinner, turpentine, mineral spirits and several others. It is right next to the special cleaning compounds including THP. Denatured alcohol is probably the least bad of them all. At one point California also proposed banning isopropyl.
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Old 14-08-2020, 07:34   #2
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Re: Alcohol fuel follow up

West Marine and my local chandlery have continued to sell alcohol fuel in Oxnard and Ventura California, and I suspect elsewhere.
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