Vodka For Cleaning?

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  1. Neville Telen

    Neville Telen Well-Known Member
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    You read correct, 100% pure alcohol is not possible outside of super fancy laboratories. I used to take Everclear (190 proof) and distill it multiple times to 98-99% pure, but could never get it any better.
     
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    Neville Telen Well-Known Member
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    I have always used Rex Creolina (https://www.ebay.com/itm/112644954113) for 95% of my household cleaning, just like my Granny did. Works great, and the smell is 'back to childhood'.
     
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    @Don Alaska
    The product commonly sold trade-named Everclear is 190 proof ethanol, 95% alky, hopefully 5% water. If it contained benzine, I can't imagine it being sold for human consumption.
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    Really pure alcohol is not sold for human consumption, that is why 190 proof stuff is as high as you can buy in a liquor store. Pure alcohol is for reagent purposes only, and I believe it is quite expensive.
     
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    Back in the day (like twenty or thirty years ago) I seem to recall it also required some sort of license to purchase.
     
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    @Neville Telen
    Not to my knowledge. Everclear has been around forever. Why there seem to be no competing brands, I suspect to be political. Anyone can make alcohol; anyone ought to be allowed to sell it, properly ;licensed, IMo. Don't work like that.

    Think now, today, of the gazzillions of gallons being distilled for fuel use! How do they police that??
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    Not 'Everclear'....the pure reagent grade alcohol I think required some sort of license or ATF permit or something like that, long ago. The government is tax-hungry, and will never give up the alcohol tax, in fact, there is tax on pot here (not sure if it's state or federal). As the Nannyites force through more and more stupid laws, more and more new taxes will be required to finance them.
     
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