Calcium carbide powder

Joined: November 13th, 2016, 7:50 pm

December 31st, 2016, 3:41 am #1

Okay so most PPC shooters use calcium carbide rocks mixed with a little water to create the flame to "smoke " their sights. There are other methods too.
Unfortunately, over time it seems that calcium carbide rocks break down into powder, regardless of the container being sealed.
My question is: can you employ equal amounts of calcium carbide powder in your smoker to create the flame? Or must you use the rocks?
Thanks....
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Joined: December 29th, 2016, 8:08 am

December 31st, 2016, 6:20 am #2

The powder does still give off gas but it seems to clog up my Ray-Vin smoker quicker than just the rocks. I've found that if your container has a rubber seal then it will last indefinitely, if your relying on just a plastic to plastic seal then the rocks do break down over time. So yes the powder does still give off gas but not as good as the rocks alone.
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