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Calcium carbide powder

December 30 2016 at 10:41 PM
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Hatman1793  (Login Hatman1793)

 
Okay so most PPC shooters use calcium carbide rocks mixed with a little water to create the flame to "smoke " their sights. There are other methods too.
Unfortunately, over time it seems that calcium carbide rocks break down into powder, regardless of the container being sealed.
My question is: can you employ equal amounts of calcium carbide powder in your smoker to create the flame? Or must you use the rocks?
Thanks....

 
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Andrew
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Re: Calcium carbide powder

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December 31 2016, 1:20 AM 

The powder does still give off gas but it seems to clog up my Ray-Vin smoker quicker than just the rocks. I've found that if your container has a rubber seal then it will last indefinitely, if your relying on just a plastic to plastic seal then the rocks do break down over time. So yes the powder does still give off gas but not as good as the rocks alone.

 
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