He actually got most of it right
Originally Posted by macona
Acetylene cylinders are filled with Agamassan, for which Nils DalÚn won the Nobel prize (and ironically was later blinded by an acetylene explosion).
Agamassan was, until recently, a mixture of asbestos, cement, coal and diatomaceous earth. They replaced the asbestos with some other filler during the asbestos lawsuits of the 80's.
By the way, the poor guy just asked how long you have to leave acetylene bottles to sit upright before you use them. Do we have to turn everything into a Google flame fest?
Last edited by lazlo; 12-14-2010 at 07:30 PM.
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