Talk:Acid-base DMT extraction, based on Marsofold's tek
Moving the page
Can we move this page from this title : "Acid-base DMT extraction, based on Marsofold's tek" to this :"Acid-base DMT extraction, based on Marsofold's tek" ??
Materials: Use of lighter fluid
Sorry for making changes before putting this on the discussion page. Back in the day, Wiki editors used to be advised to "be bold";) I have issues with the advice of "do not use lighter fluid". Firstly, I think determined users (especially in California) will simply ignore this advice. There's lots of discussions in forums and elsewhere online, on what lighter fluids are appropriate and how to test them (letting it evaporate with no residue, or at least minimal transparent traces) For harm reduction purposes, I think it most important to warn about the chances of contamination, rather than give a flat-out command, which may sound condescending or sanctimonious. And there are other issues with other products, like Colemans' "White Gas", which is naptha with rust inhibitors (for long-term storage), which would be just as important to discuss if the article should eventually include such details. People misunderstand that Naptha is a collection of petroleum distillates. There are many different types of naphtha that vary in the amounts and types of hydrocarbons contained in their unique blend. Sometimes they are divided into Light Naptha and Heavy Naptha. Coal-tar naphtha is a volatile commercial product obtained by the distillation of coal tar. Shale naphtha is obtained by the distillation of oil produced from bituminous shale. Petroleum naphtha is a name used primarily in the United States for petroleum distillate. I'm afraid many get the impression that there exists such a thing as "pure naptha" and that somehow lighter fluid (such as Zippo's, or the old rival they have recently acquired, Rosonol) is fundamentally different in composition or manufacture. It is not, rather the concern is over contaminants, such as in the Coleman fuel. Perhaps some editors here may be concerned that the evaporation test is not foolproof. This is a legitimate concern, but it is not solved with the command "do not use". Recently I went on a trip to acquire the tried and true V&M Naptha at big box stores, Home Depot and Lowes. I was very surprised the local stores did not carry them, although they could be ordered. Perhaps there is rising concern for some hardware stores? For most purposes, there are many alternatives for cleaning and fuel uses, and I imagine it's not too great a sacrifice for them to discontinue altogether. This possibility should be kept in mind. For these reasons I replaced "do not use". Cristobaldelicia (talk) 02:05, 8 December 2022 (UTC)