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Old 12-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Homemade alcohol lamp

Does anyone think this could replace an alcohol lamp? I'm thinking of making this and filling with alcohol instead of lamp oil.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Lamp/#step1

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Does anyone think this could replace an alcohol lamp? I'm thinking of making this and filling with alcohol instead of lamp oil.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Lamp/#step1
wouldn't that be kinda like a molotov? :-o lol
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Should work. Alcohol lamps are pretty basic. A hole in the top of a ball jar lid, with a wick of anything that will burn works.

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Yep! Sounds like a Molotov.

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Yep! Looks like a pretty Molotov!

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #6
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I found in the garden section of a big box store a small oil lamp meant to burn citronella lamp oil like for a dinner party outside. It's small square and very solid. Works perfectly as a spirit lamp for yeast culturing and stuff like that.

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A 4 oz mason jar would work well too I'd think. Anything but a fragile, clumsy light bulb.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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Nice to have it the power goes out. You can use beer bottles too.

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I've bought some of the cheap hurricane lanterns at Wally's and burn citronella oil in them when we camp. Since they're only about 6 bucks and work as well as they do, I see no reason to make something or look for other fuels.

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