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Alternative Fuels Seminar for FREE! (In Chicago)

http://wiscoonline.com/pdf/alternate-fuel.pdf

Come on by, burn some free fuel, learn how to do it right from the pro's. This is a free class in alternative fuels.

There is no known date to when Acytl will be available in the US again. Our method of producing required calicium carbide and a arc furnace, with a temp of 3000 (C). It's a tricky process, and very dependent on the same grade of calcium carbide. With our only plant offline, no one knows when we'll be back up to speed - so best to learn from the pro's how to get by without.

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:38 AM
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shortage of acetylene

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http://wiscoonline.com/pdf/alternate-fuel.pdf

Come on by, burn some free fuel, learn how to do it right from the pro's. This is a free class in alternative fuels.

There is no known date to when Acytl will be available in the US again. Our method of producing required calicium carbide and a arc furnace, with a temp of 3000 (C). It's a tricky process, and very dependent on the same grade of calcium carbide. With our only plant offline, no one knows when we'll be back up to speed - so best to learn from the pro's how to get by without.

-Techie
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This looks like an ad to me, no ads on the forum there is a place for them, not in the threads.

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New guy and only 2 posts, both about the same thing and why is he going to the trouble? May be some good info there but I am willing to bet that there will be one exceptionally good alternative that will wildly outperform all others!


Anyone living close by might find it interesting but go prepared for a "Snake oil" sales pitch!
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I love when someone is doing a google search and finds the name of a product in some years old thread and posts and ad on that old thread. That cracks me up.

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Hmmmmm my post got deleted for a link that wasn't even my store!! That's a straight up ad too!
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Hmmmmm my post got deleted for a link that wasn't even my store!! That's a straight up ad too!
They will be deleted when the mod for this forum gets to it
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this thread should be deleted...
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this thread should be deleted...

Really? Why? There has been a lot of good info here and I for one certainly see no reason to delete the entire thread.
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Our method of producing required calicium carbide and a arc furnace, with a temp of 3000 (C). It's a tricky process, and very dependent on the same grade of calcium carbide.
One doesn't put calcium carbide IN an arc furnace to make acetylene, the carbide itself is produced in an arc furnace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_carbide

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With our only plant offline, no one knows when we'll be back up to speed - so best to learn from the pro's how to get by without.
There are pros on this thread. I appreciate their help. Don't clutter it with nonsense posts.
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I was wondering just what the heck he was talking about and that just about cinches that being a spam post!
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Yup...I was trying to figure out what kind of process he used carbide and a plasma arc for. Then it dawned on me. The product we've all been waiting for! Magnacetylene!!!!!!! LMAO
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Oh by the way. I got a call from my friends at Gano Welding in Illinois and they said that Carbide Industries just cancelled ALL orders for carbide because their new south American supplier can't deliver to them until the end of May or early June!! I feel bad because they have to run a business just like me but it's still a tiny bit satisfying to see them put on the spot like they have to me many times over the years. I know it's wrong but I just can't help it.
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Ok, so how do I go about converting my Smith Acetylene torch to propane? Do I need a special regulator? or just a gas grill tank? Where can I find propane cutting tips for my Smith?
Sorry if this was covered, I don't have the time to read the entire thread!
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The fast, work-without-fiddling answer is:

Buy a Smith LP-rated regulator, any brand T-rated hose, and buy Smith LP tips which you can match to your torch model online. Just phone in the order and get it all from one place.

Search for:
Smith # 40-50-510 Heavy Duty Series 40 Propane, Propylene or Natural Gas Regulator, CGA 510 Inlet Connection, 0-50 PSIG Outlet.

If you don't already have flashback arrestors on both regulators, buy those too.

Vendor with good ratings from other buyers. I got all my OA gear used so I've not ordered from them personally:

http://www.weldfabulous.com/
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sounds expensive
can I use my existing Acet hose?
why do i need the heavy duty regulator?
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