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Postby hunter » Oct 4, 2005 2:57 pm

David, thanks for the insight. I guess I didn't think about that long enough. Your explanation makes sense. I was thinking of old mine safety lamps which measure methane by calibrating and then observing flame height. A bigger flame is interpreted as more methane, not less oxygen with safety lamps.

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Postby CKB69 » Oct 4, 2005 9:11 pm

hunter wrote:CKB69 I'm curious, what do you mean by "shot a fireball" at the bottom? If the flame from the lighter was larger than expected then CO2/Low O2 probably isn't the problem, since O2 is required for a larger flame and CO2 isn't flammable.

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I'm curious as to where I made that statement "shot a fireball",that you refer to. :?

I HAVE shot quite a few "fireballs" in my time,but not in a cave.. :lol:
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Postby David_Campen » Oct 4, 2005 9:26 pm

It was cvr602 that said:
The lighter struck all the way to the bottom, but at the botom, it just shot a fireball. That is somethnig that low O2 would do
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Postby cvr602 » Oct 4, 2005 10:13 pm

Very large flicker of the flame, without staying lit, is what i meant by fireball, sorry. :oops: :)
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Postby CKB69 » Oct 4, 2005 10:28 pm

:lol:
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