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Old January 29th, 2007, 02:51   #1
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Question, might be dumb, might not, dont flame to hard

i was just wondering, if you could run a GBB on butane or pentane gas, cause we run them on propane and well butane has less gunky bi-products in it. and i can get butane and pentane gas for free from my work. so tell me if its a no no. i dont want to try it unless i know for certain. all i know is if i could run on butane, i could do it for no cost at all.

dont flame to hard if this seems retarded
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:17   #2
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Butane = no. Pressure is too low.

Not sure about pentane.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:18   #3
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Butane is a bastard gas.

I believe this was brought up before and their was a reason it isn't used. MadMax can probably explain the science behind why.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:21   #4
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its simply to low pressure
less then duster I belive
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:22   #5
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cool thanks guys, i wasnt gonna try anyways, i was just wondering if it WOULD work cause i can get that shit for free by the gallon ( i think we have 3, 1 million litre tanks of it at work)
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:22   #6
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well im not 100% sure but some how butane seems like a bad idea..
altho the other gasses are also flamable butane is really flamable so a small spark or static discharge while fireing it may cause a small flame ball in your hand..

i dont think there would be to much damage by this quick flare up but if it happened on a cold day when the gbb has the chance to stay open and vent all the gass then yes that would be an issue

but thats just my 2 cents

*edit* oop.. a bit late i guess thats y..
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:28   #7
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i doubt youd get any explosive reaction, but I heard that some gases can damage plastic parts and seals.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 11:39   #8
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Green gas eats the mag seals on most WA guns.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 12:43   #9
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Butane doesn't exert enough pressure to properly cycle GBBs. Pentane is a liquid at room temperature, meaning it's useless to airsoft. Sorry dude.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 12:49   #10
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propane is like $3 for a smaller tank.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 17:25   #11
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I do believe Bob the Angry Potato used butane in his full metal KJW Beretta review with success...

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