About the Fuel
What fuel does it use?
The fires use Denatured Ethanol, which is sold in Australia and New Zealand under the trade name of Methylated Spirits.
What is Denatured Ethanol?
Ethanol is an absolute alcohol, produced by the fermentation of renewable raw materials from agriculture and forestry products such as sugarcane, potatoes, bananas and more recently from wheat, barley and corn. Ethanol producers de-nature ethanol with various substances for resale purposes and call it Denatured Ethanol.
Is the fuel environmentally friendly?
Denatured Ethanol is classified as biodegradable. When it burns the residual emission is largely carbon dioxide and water vapour.
Where can I buy the fuel from?
The fuel can be purchased from any major chain stores and hardware stores.
How much does it cost to run?
The cost of 1 litre of Denatured Ethanol varies depending on the place of purchase. On average it costs approximately $3.50 per litre.
How long will the Denatured Ethanol burn for?
In general the 1.7 litre firebox of fuel on average will burn between 4 – 7 hours, depending on the opening width of the stainless steel covers.
Can I use any other fuel in the firebox?
No, you must only use Denatured Ethanol. The combustion chamber designed by RADIUS DESIGN means it is not necessary to use thickening agents as is necessary for gels and pastes, as such it allows for clean residue-free burning.
Is there any smoke or smell?
No, there is no smoke when the Denatured Ethanol is burning. There is a slight smell when the fire is extinguished, similar to that when you blow out a candle; however it doesn’t last for very long.
How should I store the fuel?
Denatured Ethanol is classified as a Flammable Liquid Class 3, PGII. The user must familiarise themselves and comply with the storage and handlings regulations according to existing national regulations specific to this fuel.