dilute everclear for disinfectant.

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  1. JV3

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    everyone good with their rubbing alcohol supply for disinfecting stuff? if you're running low and have a liquor store that sells 190 proof alcohol (95% alcohol by volume) you can use it as is or dilute with water down to 70% to conserve it.

    here a liter of everclear is $20 per liter and it's widely available still unlike rubbing alcohol. i just did the calculations so people don't have to with 95% alcohol by volume. 8 oz alcohol + 2.485 oz water = 75% alcohol by volume.

    that mix will still burn blue (meaning it's a perfect burn so no detectable carbon monoxide) in my fancee feast camping stove so it's just like store bought 70% rubbing alcohol (in this case better).

    i only add 2 oz water per 8 oz alcohol so it's for sure above 75% but below 80% so plenty of margin for error without wasting alcohol...best part is if you accidentally drink it you just might feel happy and relaxed :D

    my source (they have different formula for different % alcohol and desired % outcome): https://www.meatsandsausages.com/alcohol/calculations

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    Already ahead of you on that @JV3
    But I'm glad you posted this for others that might have not know.
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    right on! i taste test frequently to make sure i produce a reliable disinfectant so my production is rather low :D
     
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    Oh I just figured if I get infected I'd down the bottle, either I'd die of alcohol poisoning or the virus would :confused::p
     
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    Did you say a liter of cola.......
     
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    that's rather too constricting..definitely a typo...i should've said adjust according to one's level of alcoholic-ness :D
     
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    • Farva: I want a God-dam litre of cola! (I don't know what that is?)
      Farva: I want a God-dam litre of cola!
      Farva: That's french for GIVE ME SOME ******* COLA!!!
      Farva: That's french for GIVE ME SOME ******* COLA!
     
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