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Re: CU boat - carbide fuel

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  • Pete B.
    Hi Donald, Thanks for the chemistry lesson. I cut and pasted the text from a Website. I neglected to check on the accuracy of the terms. Pete ... resembling
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 6, 2009
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      Hi Donald,

      Thanks for the chemistry lesson.

      I cut and pasted the text from a Website. I neglected to check on the
      accuracy of the terms.

      Pete


      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Donald Qualls <silent1@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Pete B. wrote:
      > >
      > > *I remember them. Mine was home made from a thin copper sheet
      resembling
      > > a crude boat or tub. Dad substituted the candle with a different
      flame
      > > source: A screw cap cylinder with a small hole in the lid in which
      was
      > > placed a small quantity of water and a chunk of "Carbide" [carbon
      > > disulfide]--acetylene. PUTT, PUTT, PUTT, PUTT for sure. Wish I still
      had
      > > it. *
      > >
      >
      > Nice, but carbide isn't carbon disulfide (which is a liquid at room
      > temperature and won't produce acetylene by reaction with water); it's
      > calcium carbide, CaC.
      >
      > --
      > If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get what you want,
      > it's probably a sign you weren't dreaming big enough.
      >
      > Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer http://silent1.home.netcom.com
      >
      > Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
      > and don't expect them to be perfect.
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    • Donald Qualls
      Yep, I saw the cut/paste, but thought perhaps the correction would get back to the site owner. ... -- If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 6, 2009
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        Yep, I saw the cut/paste, but thought perhaps the correction would get
        back to the site owner.

        Pete B. wrote:
        > Hi Donald,
        >
        > Thanks for the chemistry lesson.
        >
        > I cut and pasted the text from a Website. I neglected to check on the
        > accuracy of the terms.
        >
        > Pete
        >
        >
        > --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, Donald Qualls <silent1@...>
        > wrote:
        >> Pete B. wrote:
        >>> *I remember them. Mine was home made from a thin copper sheet
        > resembling
        >>> a crude boat or tub. Dad substituted the candle with a different
        > flame
        >>> source: A screw cap cylinder with a small hole in the lid in which
        > was
        >>> placed a small quantity of water and a chunk of "Carbide" [carbon
        >>> disulfide]--acetylene. PUTT, PUTT, PUTT, PUTT for sure. Wish I still
        > had
        >>> it. *
        >>>
        >> Nice, but carbide isn't carbon disulfide (which is a liquid at room
        >> temperature and won't produce acetylene by reaction with water); it's
        >> calcium carbide, CaC.
        >>
        >> --
        >> If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get what you want,
        >> it's probably a sign you weren't dreaming big enough.
        >>
        >> Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer http://silent1.home.netcom.com
        >>
        >> Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
        >> and don't expect them to be perfect.
        >>
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        If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get what you want,
        it's probably a sign you weren't dreaming big enough.

        Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer http://silent1.home.netcom.com

        Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
        and don't expect them to be perfect.
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