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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:58 am

What about a can of lighter refill? :)
It sais its high quality butane :)
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:30 am

Thats what I used to use before the starter fluid, however I have found that the starter fluid gave me more fire power and was more reliable. Its cost roughly the same as butane too. the best thing to do is get a few different fuels and work out which one you like and is most effective.
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:50 am

psycix wrote:yup im from holland :)

How you know and why u ask? :P


MOH ;) ( hou niet van die muziek maar ben ook Hollands ;) )


you can use lighter refil can i think.

I use a small refil can for Weller Gas Solderin Iron ( Gas Soldeerbout )

And put a modified Silicon straw spray nozzle on it. ( siliconen spray, en dan die type met zown dun rietje )

Works very good ! it cost 5,50 euro's for 75ml.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:44 pm

I really wanna build a propane metering system...
The point is I need to get a proper propane tank + adapter for it.
I cant find it in the stores over here...

Do you guys know some good websites selling that (shipping out of US) for a fair price? Or got some other suggestions?
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Unread postAuthor: Scotty » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:29 am

mtronic wrote:Thats what I used to use before the starter fluid, however I have found that the starter fluid gave me more fire power and was more reliable. Its cost roughly the same as butane too. the best thing to do is get a few different fuels and work out which one you like and is most effective.


I could not agree more, I use M.E.K. in my Minis and Butane in my larger combustions.

It's all got to do with what works good in a particular gun.

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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:38 am

Scotty wrote:... I use M.E.K. in my Minis and Butane in my larger combustions.


Careful with MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) in a PVC gun. It will melt the PVC. Granted, the amount you use is very small but nonetheless some of the MEK will diffuse into the plastic.

IIRC, MEK is frequently listed on the cans of PVC primer and glue.
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:37 pm

well i tested yesterday with the little fan.

and it works ! normaly when i shoot, and open it, there's no or not much smoke. But when i use the fan, shoot, and open it.. there comes a little smoke cloud out.

so i think its working :)
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Unread postAuthor: Scotty » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:44 am

jimmy101 wrote:
Scotty wrote:... I use M.E.K. in my Minis and Butane in my larger combustions.


Careful with MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) in a PVC gun. It will melt the PVC. Granted, the amount you use is very small but nonetheless some of the MEK will diffuse into the plastic.

IIRC, MEK is frequently listed on the cans of PVC primer and glue.


I only use it in non-PVC guns, i.e. aluminium and acetal.

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