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Old 03-05-2010, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Water + ethanol/isopropyl

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Originally Posted by Pat32 View Post
Hello,

At the moment, I want to stay clear from Methanol and I am investigating alternatives.

Could someone please let me know which of the options below would be the best for my HSF3?

100% Water
95% Water & 5% Ethanol
75% Water & 25% isopropanyl

Any risks of damaging the hsf3 running ethanol/isopropanyl at the levels indicated above? Should I stick to 100% water if there is any potential for damage?

If there are any other non-toxic chemicals, please let me know.

Thanks
Pat,

I wouldn't recommend using iso-p due to the following write-up (long)
http://www.aquamist.co.uk/vbulletin/...ead.php?t=1707

I think ethanol is a good althernative to methanol but more expensive. If you go a de-natured alcohol (95% ethanol +ethanol), it will not much cheaper. HFS-3 will tolerate ethanol and methanol. But depend on the denaturant use on the de-natured alcohol, I cannot guarantee the effect.

Richard
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