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Cougarmik
Where I am, in Canada, I can't find any denatured alcohol, to burn on the heater i'm restoring to clean it. Would methyl hydrate, or fondue fuel burn well enough to do the same job, and if not, what are some alternatives?
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Newfie
Give Industrial Plastics and Paints a call to see if they have denatured alcohol in stock.

https://www.goindustrial.ca/index.php/en/calgary

I live on Vancouver Island in Victoria. We have a location here in Victoria and that's where I get it.

You have one in Calgary. 
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JimL
Isn't fondue fuel a gel?  If so, and it's anything like the Sterno gel in a squeeze bottle, it'll likely leave a thick white coating on the catalytic head and probably never work again.  I used the stuff exactly once for a lantern preheat.  

Although hard to now, if you can't find denatured, maybe 91% isopropyl would work.

-Jim

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Pancholoco1911

I’m using Heet in the yellow bottle, actually runs hotter than DA.  There is a video on UTub comparing them. 

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Cougarmik
JimL wrote:
Isn't fondue fuel a gel? 

The stuff I have is a liquid, i think it's methanol, but stuff I've seen calls liquid fondue fuel both methanol and denatured alcohol
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JimL
Before using that fondue fuel on a catalytic, ensure it leaves NO residue what-so-ever.   Remember, you're primarily trying to burn off any dust accumulation.

-Jim

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freighter
Just a thought but did you try to run the heater first just with Coleman fuel?  Perhaps it will run fine.
Worth a try anyway.  I find most of these run just fine.
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Cougarmik
It does run on just Coleman fuel, but It hardly is hot holding my hand nearly on the head
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JimL
How long are you waiting?  These take a while to get going, like over 20 minutes.  Plus, the entire head won't be glowing.  I suggest doing this at night where you can see the glow.   If having trouble seeing the glow or hot areas and you have a smart phone, use the camera function to look at it.  The camera in your phone sees infrared and should give you a good idea what's going on.

Also, did you unscrew the burner head to look at the wick?  If it's gummed up/dirty/stiff, it won't flow fuel very well.

-Jim

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holliswood

JimL wrote:
How long are you waiting?  These take a while to get going, like over 20 minutes.  Plus, the entire head won't be glowing.  I suggest doing this at night where you can see the glow.   If having trouble seeing the glow or hot areas and you have a smart phone, use the camera function to look at it.  The camera in your phone sees infrared and should give you a good idea what's going on.

Also, did you unscrew the burner head to look at the wick?  If it's gummed up/dirty/stiff, it won't flow fuel very well.


+1 on checking the wick and trying it at dark. 

I’ve done a couple of them and the wicks on both were gummed up. 

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