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Old March 4th, 2009, 19:33   #1
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Propane questions

Is propane dangerous to inhale? I filled a mag in my room, shot a few shots and now it smells like farts in there. Will the smell go away? How dangerous is it to inhale?
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Old March 4th, 2009, 19:45   #2
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Open a window, or circulate the air some how. It will go away eventually with proper circulation.
Dont inhale TONS of it unless you want to pass out.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 19:46   #3
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Me, along with probably a lot of other people have inhaled a bunch of propane while testing/shooting gas blowback guns

Unless you're inhaling directly from the bottle it shouldn't be a problem. The smell will dissipate eventually.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 19:50   #4
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I didn't even know it was propane.....is it not highly flammable?
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Old March 4th, 2009, 20:03   #5
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Don't go huffing it and you'll be fine.

If you start to feel sick, get some fresh air
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Old March 4th, 2009, 20:34   #6
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Propane is non-toxic, however, propane that comes in camping bottles includes additives to make it smell (when you can detect leaks) that are probably not great for you. Just don't vent it all in a closet and you should be fine.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 20:42   #7
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And don't smoke in a small room while shooting guns on propane (or green for that matter).
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Old March 4th, 2009, 20:49   #8
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I dont smoke and I'm clausterphobic so no worries
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Old March 4th, 2009, 23:31   #9
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Propane isn't toxic per se, but it displaces oxygen. In a room wiht a constant propane flow, you can suffocate. But from shooting a GBB, I wouldn't be concerned. Propane is heavier than air, so it basically drops to the ground. And it dissipates rather quickly. The smell will linger for a while, so if you can open a window to let fresh air in, that's probably a good idea. It'll help dissipate the smell faster.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 00:21   #10
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One of my previous room mates was really sensitive to it and would get headaches from the smell. I could only test gas guns indoors when he was in class and there was enough time to vent the place before he got back.

Smoking shouldn't be a problem as the gas concentration required to become explosive is quite substantial. As long as you don't hold open flame to the mags while you fill them or to the gun while it fires you are probably fine. I see people at games filling mags while smoking all the time, I have no idea if the propane concentration is high enough in the immediate area to worry about but in three years I have seen countless people doing it and never even heard about an accident.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 00:26   #11
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That's why I suggested he not shoot his gun in a small closet.

Outside is fine, big room OK. Just don't shoot your gun at your furnace if you have a standing pilot.
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Old March 5th, 2009, 07:25   #12
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Don't worry about it. Any decently sized room, you'd have to vent a lot of propane for it to cause any bad effects. Hell, I've tested 40mm grenades, a half dozen of them, 3 and 4 times each in my basement without any ill effects, so any GBB isn't going to do any harm.

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Old March 5th, 2009, 12:30   #13
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propane in its natural state is non-toxic, colourless, and odourless, the smell is added by the gas distributor as a safety measure for the consumer to detect leaks, this "smell" is also non-toxic and colourless. but your concern with propane is a common one;
will firing my gbb in a closet kill me? no, gbb's do not emit enough gas to do any harm to the body.
will smoking while firing a gbb start a fire or blow up? no, the gas expelled from the barrel after a shot is mixed with ambient air and cleaning fluids inside the pistol known as aeration, the concentration of propane is too little to actually start a fire from smoking.
is the smell bad for me? no, this is a chemical device used so a person can detect leaks or exposure to propane. the immediate danger is from the concentration of propane not the smell. you will begin to notice that after using your gbb's for a while that you will get used to the smell and it wont bother you much. atleast its true for me, I LOVE THAT SMELL... lol
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Old March 5th, 2009, 12:45   #14
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you will begin to notice that after using your gbb's for a while that you will get used to the smell and it wont bother you much. atleast its true for me, I LOVE THAT SMELL... lol
I find it smells like farts, how can you love it?
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Old March 5th, 2009, 13:05   #15
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I find it smells like farts, how can you love it?
ull see :P If u dont shoot your GBB for a couple months and get a whif of propane by accident it will most likely bring back memories of shooting GBB's and soon enough your brain will associate the smell of propane with GBB's,
and we all love GBB's so i guess its why i love the smell of propane.
(happend to me so might happen to you too)
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