View Full Version : The DI addative thread

06-14-2004, 11:30 AM
This is where we all can discuss what we use to better cool the DI.

99% Isopropyl Alcohol - best cheap addative, can be bought in a drug store.

Ethanol - Requires a license to buy in high contents. Usually above 90, but is THE best addative.

Everclear - 95% grain alcohol that might as well be ethanol. Not legal in some states, but is an excellent addative if obtainable.

Bacardi 151 - 80% grain alcohol which is alot easier to find then everclear. This is my personal favorite addative as it's good for a little Nip and to keep the DI cool :)

Moonshine - 100% grain alcohol. Not legal in any state in the US, but I have heard you can make it. Would probably be the best addative, but shame it's almost impossible to find.

Anyone else has anything to add feel free. Later :)

06-14-2004, 06:05 PM
lol........ 3/5 will get you drunk, too...

06-14-2004, 06:28 PM
You don't need a licence for denatured ethanol do you? I use to buy drums of that stuff for manufacturing epoxies. 'Think it was less than $2.00 a gallon in volume.

06-14-2004, 10:44 PM
mmm bacardi 151, my favorite party drink.

06-15-2004, 03:23 AM
Don't forget acetone, I think some peeps use it :)

06-15-2004, 03:34 PM
acetone eats insulation though.

06-15-2004, 06:51 PM
Well I think it's usually in a copper container anyway ;) Should be ok i think? :confused: so long as you don't spill it on the insulation.

06-15-2004, 07:38 PM
I'd just stick with the other stuff. Besides, where would you get acetone? I'm sorry, but I'm guessing it's in something common? But if you really need something easy to get and cheap Isopropyl alcohol is the best addative.

06-15-2004, 09:21 PM
another bad thing about iso alk, after benching for a couple hours in a ventilated room, I still get a scratchy throat.... I think it's pretty rough on humans :D


06-15-2004, 09:43 PM
u can find acetone in nail polish remover.

but... if that stuff gets in the air, ur gonna get some hurting eyes, and a bad headache

06-16-2004, 02:26 AM
They have acetone at my local hardware store (which suprises me, since I live in a small town), so I'd imagine any Homedepot/Lowes/whatever would carry it.

06-16-2004, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by charlie
another bad thing about iso alk, after benching for a couple hours in a ventilated room, I still get a scratchy throat.... I think it's pretty rough on humans :D


I don't think I've ever experianced that charlie, but I dont know my monitor and stuff is rather far away from the board.

06-20-2004, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by blinky
mmm bacardi 151, my favorite party drink.

mmm ethanol, my favourite party drink :D

06-24-2004, 02:14 PM
So Everclear will work? There is some at "Party Source" a store right across the Ohio river from me in Kentucky... It's only $15 a bottle (large bottle... forget the size but its bigger than a 40)... I was thinkin about getting it to use with dry ice as a joke but I may look into it more now :D :toast:

06-24-2004, 04:57 PM
Yes, Ec is very very good for DI

06-25-2004, 05:30 AM
looks like it's time to make a trip over to Kentucky then :D

Not only does Kentucky allow any and every type of alcohol, compared to Ohio prices, it's dirt cheap :banana: :banana: :toast:

07-01-2004, 01:54 AM
Here's some stuff that I found at the paint section of a hardware shop near my place:

denature alcohol - pure
acetone - extra strength
xylol - xylene
methylated spirit

Which one should I use with DI?

07-01-2004, 02:50 AM
arj I would pick Acetone its the best for me imo.

Btw, what Cats did you use to publish your X800 Pro @ XT score in futuremark?

07-01-2004, 03:14 AM
bh2k above said that acetone "eats insulation"? Whats that?

I used Cat 4.6 for the benchies. Didn't try 4.7 because I sold the card before it was released. Eyeing the real XT-PE right now:D

07-01-2004, 04:00 AM
how did you disable the rage theater thing, I keep getting bluescreens when using 4.6

Insulation --- to stop condensation ( water droplets forming )

07-01-2004, 04:08 AM
Denatured alcohol is fine as long as it's a high grade of alcohol 90+

07-01-2004, 04:10 AM
X800 Pro doesn't have the Rage chip. I know what's insulation dude, had fun with a pelt not long ago:D How does acetone "eats" the insulation?

07-01-2004, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by bh2k
Denatured alcohol is fine as long as it's a high grade of alcohol 90+

If you spill some of the acetone on the insulation it will "eat" pieces out of it.
I use also acetone..never had a problem with the insulation as long you carefull with it throwing it in.