he answered below , nt

he answered below , nt

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February 22nd, 2012, 4:16 am #1

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February 22nd, 2012, 6:53 am #2

IIRC the max pressure you could expect to see in a closed chamber, with a stoichiometric mixture of propane and air at atmospheric pressure is about 100-120psi.

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February 22nd, 2012, 12:19 pm #3

Geez, what is it with the propane dude?
Better watch it, or you're gonna get burned.



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February 22nd, 2012, 2:53 pm #4

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February 22nd, 2012, 3:12 pm #5

If you're old enough to remember cars with carburetors, then you know about "flooding" an engine with gas. Too much fuel (i.e., too "rich" a mixture) will put the fire out.

The same principle applies to all fuels that depend on an external oxidizer - propane too.

So if you tried to mix 120psia (i.e., 8 bar) propane with 14.5psia (i.e., 1 bar) air, you wouldn't get more pressure. You'd get no combustion at all.

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February 22nd, 2012, 3:24 pm #6

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February 22nd, 2012, 3:48 pm #7

...variant on the age-old whine: "Why oh why can't I charge my PCP from an ordinary 100psi shop compressor?"

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February 22nd, 2012, 3:59 pm #8


you absolutely can charge your PCP form a 100psi compressor...... to 100 psi

Please everyone, stop spreading these untruths......


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February 22nd, 2012, 4:04 pm #9

...variant on the age-old whine: "Why oh why can't I charge my PCP from an ordinary 100psi shop compressor?"

Steve
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