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God help American propane airsofters !

  • 11-08-2011 10:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 588 ✭✭✭ lucozader

    I normally use a german brand of propane and i never notice a smell.

    I went to b and q today and bought a made in america propane can.

    Whenever I use my gas pistol it smells like someone farted.

    A lesson learned.

    But I feel sorry for our American airsofting brothers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭ Leftyflip

    All propane, unless it has additives smells like that...

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,005 NakedDex

    Other way around. Propane has the smell added for safety reasons. People get fidgety if a highly explosive gas is both colourless and odourless, rendering it undetectable without monitoring equipment.

    All propane sold as just dry propane must have a smell. Propane sold as "wet" propane (with non combustable liquid additives, like silicone) get a pass as they're harder to ignite and are usually restricted in container size so a leak isn't quite so dangerous.
    A punctured green gas bottle in your shed isn't as likely to leak enough propane to be dangerous as the propane tank for your barbecue, for example.