After several years my carbide stash has turned to powder with few rocks left.Do the suppliers on the web offer a fresh quality product? Last year at the OCF a fellow used polyproplene?? in a yellow bottle and for him it seemed to work very well.I wonder if the jets have to be changed? While my lites worked well on carbide the bottled accyt and also the pp seem to burn way hotter-to hot! Thank's in advance! Bud.
Bud: I have a fresh quart (2 lb)can of carbide nuggets and I will be at the OCF. If this will help you let me know. I went with Prestolite and I am not using the carbide generator. Carbide is carried by one of the hardware stores (Lehman's) here in Ohio's Amish country. We tour there each year. JP
Kenneth, Just for reference,
I think he was using MAPP gas, which is (sadly) not made any more.
I'm surprised it was bright enough to use in your lamps.
Chris,I thought i had what he used but your right you couldent see the flame.Jack,I'll take you up on your carbide!!Bud.
I buy carbide from Karst Sports. It's the right grade for Model T generators too.
$95 is for 10 pounds:
Thats my problem.The stash i had sucked moisture long before i used that much.I keep it in the house so i don't know where i would keep it dryer?Bud.
When keeping moisture from welding rods, we had an old (turned off) fridge for storage.
Bud: I'll put your name on it! It will be in the car with the self comenser! JP
Jack,A favorite of mine for shure!!!Bud.
Kerry, put a small light bulb(40 Watt is plenty) in your refrigerator/welding rod cabinet. It will keep out almost all moisture and keep your welding rod good as new. Just keeping them in an enclosed cabinet such as an old 'fridge helps, but the light bulb makes it MUCH better. Dave