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Gas Mask

Lets just say I have a cool looking soviet gas mask. What can I do with it? It's similar to the one in this video: Answers I'm NOT looking for:DrugsKazooDrugsAnd it's my birthday tomorow! Yayyy for me

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collecting gas

Hey everyone my freind is needed to collect and store 50ml of any gas she chooses and well, we have no idea how to do it. any ideas???? it can be any gas just as long as its a simple easy way to get the gas thanks :)

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Ok I have to do a public speaking presentation and i am doing it on the price of gas! what should i say if you have anything i can add to my presentation or any facts and things that you know please tell me!!

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Visible Gas? Answered

I wan't to fill a chamber with hydrogen, have a chamber of the same size linked with it, with a heavy visible gas in it, then as I pump out the hydrogen the heavy gas displaces it and I can see when I need to stop pumping and refill with hydrogen.  What gas can I use,  I know just about any visible gas will work because hydrogen is the lightest, but it would be nice if it was heavier than average air so I could allow air to flow into my heavy gas chamber to displace it.  Or can I just die the air with some kind of smoke from my smoke machine. Yes hydrogen is extremely explosive, so this would be on a very, very small scale with hopefully 0 oxygen.

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Gas connections

Hey Guys.  I have a laser tag project that I am making. Now I want to put high pressure air recoil on it. With the HPA being in the magazine and the recoil being a blow back valve in the gun. The issue I have ATM is the connection between the gun and the magazine. I basically want it like a butane connection. I can't find anywhere that shows designs or standards for this though. Or anyone who sells these parts. Also I don't want to use a gas magazine as I have custom magazines and guns. Cheers. 

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Gas or Battery

I want to buy a R/C car but can't choose between nitro powered or battery powered anyone that can help me?

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Quick connect gas natural gas line

I need someone to show me how to make a gas line with a quick connect to the natural gas extension on my deck (comes out from under the crawlspace) to my BBQ. A ready made one is muy expensive!  Thanks!

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Compress propane gas? Answered

We are in the process of recycling rubber and waste tyre casings. One of our by products is propane gas. I would like to know if I can use a normal air compressor motor to compress the propane gas into a propane gas cylinder?

Question by Richray0987    |  last reply

DIY Gas Scooter? Answered

I was thinking of taking a weed whacker and taking the pole off, taking the motor, put it on a chain drive system to the back wheel. I have two questions about this. First, will the motor have enough torque to pull a 130 lb. guy, and is there a transmission system I have to over come. 

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hydrongen gas for cars?

What will be the basic equipment I need to put together to test hydrogen gas on my vehicle? Where does the hydrogen mixes with the gasoline?

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Gas Inlet valves

Hey guys and girls, I am after a supplier for gas inlet valves, or a standard or anything... Basically I have a laser tag system that I want to add high pressure air recoil to, but I want the air supply in a removable magazine, that will then connect to the gun and go through a blow back valve once the trigger is pulled etc. Now, the problem I have is the connection between the magazine and the gun, to allow the gas to flow through, I know airsoft guns have recoil magazines that they can use, (Im in Australia, so i don't have access to these). But would really like to know where I can get some of the parts from. Or designs maybe.

Topic by TrevorB42  

Designer Gas Masks

My respirator has always looked a little dull. I once knew someone who accessorized her respirator with metal spikes. The only problem was that she put one right through the filter, kinda defeating the purpose. It looked good, but still... Link

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Arduino Gas Sensors

We are making an arduino-based gas detector that uses a combination of LED lights and a beeping piezo element to alert users to different levels of carbon monoxide in the air. We are having some difficulty in coding to have all the elements work together properly. What are some examples of arduino coding that can have a gas sensor chip, LEDs, and a piezo working together with a set of triggers, like the different concentrations of gas?

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Need a Gas Tank

Hey guys, this is my first time on the forum section of the instructables! Not a bad place to be, really. So here's the thing. I have this old scooter that I've had for as long as I can remember. It was the very first thing I rode that was powered by a motor and my father bought it for me so I could get ready for my first motorcycle (Which was sadly stolen about a year ago :/). Last year, my dad went back to our hometown to visit family and he brought it back with him, but there was one problem. We have no gas tank for it. I have NO idea where it could have gone or why it wasn't brought back. Oh well though. I have this scooter, the same as Wesley666 does. I'm having trouble finding the gas tank on my own. Notice that there is a gas tank that I took from a weed eater just to try it out. But I'm not sure it would work out very well. I mean, look at the size comparison between the two? I also want to keep original parts on this nostalgic machine. Sorry if the pictures are oriented weird, but these are taken with my phone.You can see from the thread posted above there is a picture that shows a blurry close up to the gas tank and I can't really tell what it says. "Something EBR Motor". Long story short I need to get that gas tank, maybe even the gas line that comes with it, in order to get this thing working again. Does anyone know of the brand name of the scooter so I could get the original parts I need? 

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gas wall heater

The pilot light will not stay lit? i have replaced the "generator " which is what they call it rather then a thermo coupler . wondering if i should pull the gas valve ? I'm not exactly sure on how the generator keeps the pilot gas on? anyone have any ideas?

Question by george.stevens.52035    |  last reply

Smoking on a gas grill?

I have a question on smoking on a gas grill. I have a 2 burner grill and i was wondering when smoking do i have on both burners or just 1? Also where do i put the smoke chips and meat? If anyone could help that would be great. Thanks again.

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hydrogen gas storage question?

I want to store hydrogen gas(not browns gas) in some kind of pressure container. Since the propane tank is  not a good idea from your forum, I was thinking about using a truck tire that could be pressurized to 120 psi.  What are the hazards in this process. I would suck out the air from the tube tire with a vacuum pump and then generate hydrogen gas, compress it into the tire.  Will it work or will it become unstable and blow up?.

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Gas engine bike fit Answered

Can I put my gas engine in the back of my bicycle. I bought it and even though I measured(not good enough it seems)it will not fit.

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CO2 gas flow detector

Hi all,  I have a 1/4 inch id plastic pipe fed by co2 at very low pressure, normally there is no flow,  but when there is flow (actually suction) I want to to operate a switch that allows flow from the source gas cylinder.  Can anybody help.  A friend can help with making components on a lathe.  Thank you.

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What is the choke for on an gas motor ? Answered

You may think im noob but heres my question, What is the choke for on an gas motor ? Like on the lawn mower, you put on choke to start it, but what it is actually doing? Thanks!!

Question by Patented    |  last reply

helium gas holding material?

Can one suggest me light weight envelope materials to hold helium gas with 70 to 100 grams per square metre

Question by sudalai shaanak    |  last reply

The use of gas generators in the home.

Available pluses home gas generators: * Rate per se gas generator compared with the price affordable euro GASOLINE. * The price of fuel is lower than that of the generator on diesel or gasoline. Available Cons: * Gas ​​is considered the most volatile than diesel or gasoline. * Appeal from the gas and the installation of equipment for gas processing requests for special and separate permission. Our legislation prohibited the installation of systems and gas processing equipment in the absence of a suitable plan or agreement. * Most of all, on our market, there are gas generators made in China. * Gas ​​generators are made on the basis of a gasoline engine, the method of adjustment of fuel injection system and fuel carburation. In accordance with this resource from the generator corresponds to the resource gasoline engine. * Later, the acquisition of the gas generator of small capacity, the buyer is faced with a specific limitation on work: a maximum of 6 hours per day. The resource identified by the manufacturers of gas generators, with the first glance quite broad. However, do not understand the root cause of its increase. On average, the share of gasoline engine, out of which gas engines, floats in the range up to 2000 HOURS. This common resource for the euro generator. Imagine the Chinese gasoline engine, the resource is constant. Next, suppose that the resource oposlya changing gasoline engine to natural gas will not decrease. (Our real change of cars with fuel gas indicates a reduction of the resource engine, which originally was made for 1-octane gasoline, well, and subsequently applied for another). 1 of firms offering gas generators, a guarantee in 2000, machine hours, or one year, although with the limitation, at least 6 hours per day. The appointment of such a generator is not clear. As a source of constant power, he will not do, as backup - as well as the first blackout since most 6 hours (which happens often) determines the total loss of warranty. It is reasonable to imagine that the buyer, which turned off the light of day, will not sits all day in the absence of light, zhdya coming the next day. In general, in fact, a similar limitation on the work looks pretty amazing: It seems as clear that the miniature generator with cooling air is not able to operate around the clock. While that still causes inconvenience to cool the generator, for example, for 1 hour, and then resume his work? In solid power installed thermal disconnector, which simply will not allow too much power to warm up, and therefore, the decision on mode of operation.

Topic by saylar  

Using Tungsten to Ignite Gas?

Alright, so Tungsten (which you may or may not know, is my favorite element) is combustible when current passes through it while it is exposed to oxygen. Could I place a bit of tungsten I scavenged from a lightbulb in a small pool of gas (or alcohol) while running 9 volts through, and get a reaction? Would having the whole bit of tungsten under the gas work, or would I need a piece above the gas also? I'm not looking to blow things up, just trying to do a bit more "dangerous experiments" before school starts. Thanks all!

Topic by Bran    |  last reply

Help with 33cc Gas Scooter? Answered

I have a 33cc gas scooter (sounds nerdy, I know), on the side I can make out what looks like Moto Rebel but not sure. It was used twice, sat in garage for one year without gas in the tank, then sold to me for $20 (Amazing price for something that's $350 new). Like new! It is 2-stroke but am unsure of the model number. It starts runs on choke between a small margin but won't run on ON, which is above choke on the switch. I think it may need the idle screws adjusted but am unsure. Has new and correct gas oil mix in tank and has primer button. Help would be appreciated.

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Gas (CO2) Operated Pump

So I was given a set of 6 of these pump, they are from a soda fountain system. Still has pressure gauges and lines attached. My question is, what can I do with these? Any ideas? I know that they are good for something, I'm just not sure what yet.

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Warning Light for Gas Grill

I get a text yesterday "Hi Dad, Are you going to be home soon? I left the house and forgot to turn off the grill." The grill is in the back yard, a few feet from the kitchen window. The grill connects directly to the house gas supply, so it will never run out of gas. I have found the grill on days after someone finished cooking. So far, we haven't burned down the house! I am searching for a product that would put a large blinking light on the kitchen window. It blinks when the grill is hot. It would remind me and my family to turn the grill off. Anyone know of a product that I could buy to do this? Seems like a natural Arduino project, I'm just short of time now to make it. Thanks, in advance. -Frank

Topic by fcohen    |  last reply

Old RC Nitro Gas

I have a lot of old Nitro for an RC that I did not use. I do not want to just get rid of it. I paid for it. So what it's old and can't be used in an RC car. What can I do with it. I was thinking about making some makeshift lamps using rags and wine bottles. Will that work. What are some other things I can do?

Topic by presnwa    |  last reply

12 Volt Gas Generator

I am looking to building a 12 volt generator from an alternator. I want it to have a car battery (or a deep cycle battery if it's easy to integrate) for quiet operation. I want the output to equal that of a 12V car plug socket so I can easily invert it to 110 volt AC. the engine will need to be small as possible without stalling on high demand. I guess it would have to have the same circuitry of a cars main power circuit. So, can someone give me a few tips on making this? And most importantly, a schematic. I can't seem to find a basic car circuit.

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Can anyone make an instructable on building a gas welding gas kit?

Oxy acetylene kit with torch and gauges? Is it even possible?

Topic by eric m    |  last reply

A cheap gas turbine jet engine.

Where can I find a cheap priced rc or small gas turbine jet engine?

Topic by koolsk8ter111    |  last reply

where can i find free plans to build a sauna?

I would like to build a small sauna in my basement,trying to find sample plans or ideas

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could my gas mask be radioactive?

Mabe it's a stupid question, or I'm paranoid, but I'd recently bought a Russian gas mask from a surplus store. It has metal parts, could it have been exposed to radioactivity? thanks

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Another Consequence of Rising Gas Prices

Everybody knows that rising gasoline and fuel prices are taking a toll on consumers' wallets. But few anticipated this problem: a shortage of numbers at gasoline stations. Since gas prices have easily surpassed $4 per gallon, gas stations in New York don't have enough 4s to advertise their prices--so they've had to improvise and make DIY numbers.Of course, with gas expected to hit $5 per gallon soon, some stations are prepared: On Monday, at a BP station on Coney Island Avenue and Lancaster Avenue in Gravesend, Brooklyn, a 2 had been turned upside down to make a 5 for the large sign on the corner.When the price hits the $5.20 range, though, they'll probably have to start improvising again.New York Times

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What's the gas expansion ratio for ethanol?

At normal atmospheric pressure. Don't need too precise a figure, nearest 50 will do. Surprisingly difficult information to find...

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pvc tear gas grenade launcher

I need a diagram for a PVC tear gas grenade launcher for a prop replica I'm working on.

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Arc produced orange lightweight gas? Answered

EMERGENCY: I have been arcing through everyday air in an enclosed container.  An orange gas formed at the top and I am not sure what it is.  The container is plastic and has had a small amount of melting in a top part, but very minimally.  My electrodes are aluminum foil layered over a couple times, melting has occurred slightly on the electrodes.   10kv 30mA transformer.

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Natural Gas Tankless usage limiter

Looking for a way to stop kids from staying in shower for 12 hours now that we have "endless hotwater"

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Gas regulators, which one to use?

I've recently had two gas questions arise. Both issues need a gas regulator that I am not sure of what type, or pressures needed. The first a a L.P.G bunsen burner I bought off ebay. The second, I have a gas furnace for smelting that connects to L.P.G Can someone give me some help on what type of regulator I need for these? Also maybe a bit more info on how to connect the bunsen burner up to the gas bottle, regulator, to a switch valve, then the burner. I have seen low-pressure regulators about as well, can this work for the bunsen burner

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How to turn on and off a stream of gas?

The exact setup I have is a little difficult to explain, but basically I'm designing an extremely simple heat engine, based on boiling ethanol, and need to be able to mechanically alternate the flow of vapour. I have a little boiler, sealed except for a pipe out of which the vapour escapes. This lifts the column of ethanol in the pipe, pouring it into a water wheel which turns. The ethanol then runs back through a second pipe into the system to be pumped up again. It works, and fairly well since I'm not looking to get a lot of power or efficiency, but only if I pinch the tube on and off. This allows the bubbles to collapse, which sucks in more ethanol to replace them. When I release the tube the bubbles rush out, lifting the eths, and repeat. I have two valves to keep the system one directional. So now I'm looking for a way to automate the opening and closing of the gas feed. I've been trying a few things but nothing seems to work well enough yet. The other consideration is that; due to the nature of the larger project, whatever I use has to be extremely simple to construct, preferably from reclaimable materials. 1 second on, 1 second off seems to work best. Any ideas? cheers, Daniel.

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How to compress air into a hollow solid without a valve?

Hi  Really need some help with this one, have searched everywhere but cant seem to figure it out. I know there is probably a very easy solution i'm missing so please help. Basically I want to compress CO2 at around 80 psi into a hollow metal. I have drilled a micro hole and created an opening (about 2mm radius) into the metal. My problem is after I compress the CO2 in there how do I remove the compressor nozzle and seal the hole without the CO2 escaping.  The metal is small and there is no place for a valve. Is there such a thing as a self sealing removable valve? Or could I use a valve  with two openings and pump liquid metal (that would than solidify) and seal the hole so I can remove the compressor?

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Does Cl2 gas destroy plexiglass?

I'm building a sodium hydroxide generator and I'm planning on building the cells out of plexiglass, but I know that chlorine gas has effects on some plastics, so does chlorine destroy plexiglass?

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Gas engine tachometer phone app?

Does anyone know of a tachometer app for a phone or PC that can estimate gas engine rpm by sound? One would enter options like 2-stroke or 4-stroke and number of cylinders, then hit the analyze sound button. I found one for RC helicopter rotors but couldn't find anything else.

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bbq stand for webber portable gas?

I bought one of these portable webber bbqs A while ago and have been getting tired of using it hunched over on the ground.  I have been looking around for some simple BBQ stand or BBQ cart plans online but most of the ones I found were a bit more complicated than I think i can handle.  I've never built anything before (no garage = no workspace), but now I've got a garage and an itch to fix a problem. I looked through the site and searched and couldn't quite find anything that would fit what I need.  Any suggestions? And yes, I know I could just set it on a table outside. 

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Producing Hydrogen to Function as a Lift Gas

The short version: I want to make hydrogen to fill model airship envelopes with, because screw helium. Help me make a cheap electrolysis device that can do this in under an hour (ideally), or come up with an even better system for production. My immediate problem is that I need a high-surface electrode that won't fail in a solution of sodium hydroxide.The long version:I've devoted a fair portion of my time to contemplating airships, primarily because they're awesome. Fell out of use with the rise of much faster aircraft, and the technology its fate sealed by the extraordinarily bad rep the Hindenburg gave it. It is still far from useless, however, in that lighter-than-air systems can lay claim to flight times measured in days, and sometimes months, thanks to the fact that they literally float in the air like a boat floats in water.Their day may have come and gone, but I still want to experiment with the technology and create some model airships of my own. Helium works okay as a lifting gas, but it remains expensive and isn't going to get any cheaper in the foreseeable future. It is for this reason that I am pursuing hydrogen, in the hope that I might be able to produce a cheap lifting gas for my projects. Unfortunately for my aspirations, hydrogen is surprisingly hard to get cheaply in decent quantities. Here's what I've figured out so far.For one, it is absurdly hard to find sites that don't veer into fringe science when talking about hydrogen. HHO production, Joe cells, power your car with all keeps cropping up, and not only does none of this do what I want, the concepts are often poorly documented or riddled with problems. However, I have been able to glean some information from my research. First off, one of the easiest methods (and the one I'll be pursuing the most) of hydrogen production is through electrolysis. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, you can basically take two electrodes, stick them in water, add some electrolyte (like regular table salt), and apply a decent voltage. You'll get hydrogen gas streaming out of the negative electrode and oxygen out of the positive electrode. Fancier systems use large tanks, platinum electrodes, and a strong acid or base as the electrolyte. To increase efficiency (yeah, it's not 100% efficient), there is ongoing experimentation with high-temperature electrolysis and ongoing research into an effective electrocatalyst.Now, when I did my research, I thought "Hey! This sounds easy! I'll just set the system up like explained, and away we go!" Unfortunately, those exclamation marks were unwarranted. My first attempt showed that production is mind-numbingly slow with small electrodes. Using salt had the wonderful side-effect of producing chlorine and sodium hydroxide, a.k.a. caustic soda. It's called that for a reason, and I'm lucky I didn't run it too long or I might have a chemical burn now. Now I know. Choosing a good electrode turns out to be a problem too, as most conductors oxidize quickly or dissolve in the solution (now I know why everybody uses platinum when possible). My aluminum foil electrodes in a sodium hydroxide solution? Yeah, that didn't work AT ALL. I had better luck with steel mesh, but I recently found that it seems to fail over time too. The only thing that isn't disappointing is the container and the collection apparatus: an inverted plastic bottle with some airtight hose running off it, connected to a gas valve. If the bottle is placed such that forming gas causes the internal water level to be lower than the external container water level, the gas will be pushed through the hose (no pumping necessary!). There was one good thing I discovered, however. Apparently there was a bit of soap or something left over in the container, and I ended up forming a bit of explosive foam as well. The hydrogen foam blows up like nothing else, and the oxygen foam makes a loud pop and sends (slightly) caustic foam all over the place. Totally useless but still somewhat cool, so long as you're not fool enough to do it in large quantities.So, as of right now, I've got a good container and collection system, but my electrodes suck and production rates are so low that it'd take me hours and hours to inflate a good-sized balloon anyway. I'll be using sodium hydroxide in the future as the electrolyte, skipping the chlorine production and observing the proper safety procedures. My top priority is finding a good electrode, my next is finding a good way to increase surface area, and my last is getting a higher voltage source than the 12V power supply I had lying around. Any ideas?

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Small Household Containers to hold gas? Answered

I need a small container to hold extra gas for my dirt bike.

Question by Keltonthebeast    |  last reply