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CC888

fuel for my whisperlite

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can i use "vm and p naphtha" in my MSR Whisperlite Int'l? Bottle primer whole thing?

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MSR, recomends White Gas, Unleaded Fuel, Kerosene. I have heard diesel will burn also but have never tried it, diesel seems to me too dirty and might plug up the stove.

 

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When you do the experiment, can Josh and I film it? Preferably at night.

 

Seriously, though, I'd stick with manufacturer recommended fuels. Naptha attacks a few kinds of plastic. That could produce some surprising results.

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data series computes incomes that poverty calculations are based on sans non-cash transfer payments

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data series computes incomes that poverty calculations are based on sans non-cash transfer payments

What does this mean ???

 

it is a long and dirty cc.com story best to just forget. hint though....it is spray..

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I can attest that you can burn unleaded gas and avgas in a whisperlite international. I travel alot for work, sometimes to very primitive places and I still use my tried and true stove because I've never found a fuel I couldn't burn in it..

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The manufacturer's recommended fuels in order of cleanliness (completeness of vaporization):

 

White gas > Kerosene > Unleaded gasoline > Diesel

 

Now, white gas is a type of naphtha fuel, so I doubt that VM and P naphtha would harm your stove since the components are designed to handle exposure to white gas.

 

All naphtha is is a mixture of the more volitile petroleum hydrocarbons. All of the substances on the above list contain the hydrocarbons found in naphtha. As you work from left to right, they become increasingly "contaminated" with the less volitile (oilier) hydrocarbons. This is what causes residue build-up when using the "dirtier" fuels.

 

There are other possible (industrial, corrosive, etc.) contaminants that could be present in VM and P naphtha.

 

There is a crude and simple test that can be done to get a pretty good idea of whether or not these contaminants are present: Take a low, wide glass dish and IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA (Read: Outside) pour about an ounce of the VM and P naphtha into it. Allow it to evaporate completely. If there is a oily residue it should still be fine to use in your stove. If the residue is gritty (crystalline) at all I would avoid its use in a whisperlite as this implies a potentially corrosive contaminant. If there's no residue at all (I suspect this will be the outcome) then it's equivalent in purity to white gas.

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