I'm a former dentistry student from Venezuela and I still use my Waterpik/Hanau Alcohol Torch for other pursuits (modelling in wax and sculpture), however as those of you who might have used it/use it, no methylated spirits can be used with it as required by the maker, only denatured alcohols made from ethanol/ethyl alcohol can be used with the torch; Whilst that wasn't a problem in Venezuela it is proving a nightmare to find stuff in this country that was much easier to find there (basically it seems like the government doesn't trust its own people when it comes to what can be sold on the high street). I'm aware of the regulations by Customs and Excise when it comes to buying ethyl alcohol (not available for retail basically), but I wanted to ask you if you if any of you who might have had experience with the torch and where to find the right kind of fuel, could direct me in the right direction as to where to find denatured alcohol made from ethyl alcohol/ethanol?
This is the alcohol torch I use, for illustration purposes http://www.denplus.com/catalog/produ...roducts_id=267
Some might suggest I switch to the cheap alcohol torch/spirit lamps but if you have used one of these waterpik/hanau torches then you know there's no going back.
Walking up and down the King's Road no one knows what to suggest, not even pharmacists/chemists and only someone who works at a garden centre told me they used to stock the precious light blue fuel but not anymore because they were required to have a license from a certain point onwards.
So fingers crossed one of you might have the right piece of advice/tip.
Best regards and thanks for your advice and assistance in advance folks.
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- Thread Starter
- 22-07-2009 17:09