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by uninc4life2010
Wed May 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: Propane failing to ignite reliably.
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Propane failing to ignite reliably.

I have to agree, using oxygen is a dangerous additive. If you are adding more than smidge, you're in danger if you finally get the mixture right and it ignites properly. Propane will only ignite between 2.5% and 9.2% by volume with air at sea level, so you may well be under fueling it. Get it all s...
by uninc4life2010
Sun May 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: Propane failing to ignite reliably.
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Propane failing to ignite reliably.

Hello, I have been using a blue canister of Bernzomatic propane as fuel. My propane fill chamber is 1/2" ID and 12" long with an integrated pressure gauge. My combustion chamber is 3" ID and 24" long. I get reliable combustion when I use pure oxygen to supplement my propane fuel, but using only prop...
by uninc4life2010
Sun May 24, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: I was hoping for some feedback on my oxy-propane combustion cannon.
Replies: 7
Views: 1609

I was hoping for some feedback on my oxy-propane combustion cannon.

https://i.imgur.com/ijyQX3J.jpg I built a standard combustion cannon with an auxiliary fill chamber and an integrated pressure gauge. I was disappointed with the performance when I used only propane, so I decided to add an additional valve that leads to an oxygen gas cylinder. I found that the best...