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Does my alcohol burner have a problem?

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Feb17-14, 03:00 AM
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I have an alcohol burner running on methylated spirits(C2H6O) and Wikipedia says that ethanol burns with a blue flame. Why does my burner burn with a orange-yellow flame? and it burns the wick a little as well.
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Feb21-14, 08:14 AM
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and it burns the wick a little as well.
That's why you get the orange flame. Take pure spirit in a spoon and light it. You will get a blue flame.
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Feb23-14, 11:43 PM
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and it burns the wick a little as well.
Is this normal?

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Feb24-14, 05:44 AM
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Does my alcohol burner have a problem?

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Is this normal?
Yes.


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