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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:13 pm

Sorry for asking all these spoon feeding questions but ive never really used gasses for things like a spudgun. Is mapp or propane a better choice for a combustion? i was reading a chart and showed map gas to be a good bit more powerful, but why does everyone use propane if this is so?
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Unread postAuthor: fred_roux » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:02 pm

Because mapp gas costs 8 bucks for one tank and propane is only 3 bucks.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:27 pm

so theres no safety drawbacks or anything? also how many shots on average can you get out of a propane tank compared to hairspray?
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:31 pm

Well MAPP gas cost a lot more (almost tripple cost of Propane) and you have to use more of it for good combustion...

With propane you use 4.2% fuel, 95.8% air and with MAPP you use 4.6% MAPP, 95.4% air...
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:14 pm

That and MAPP only gives a 10% power increase.
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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:51 am

there is 16 oz in a mapp gas cilinder and 14.1 in a propane, i wouldnt really mind the extra $ but its up to u
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