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GG

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Ressurecting this old conversation. What's the best source of carbide at the moment?
- Amazon looks like £26 per kg
- eBay is £25 per kg
- Caving Supplies doesn't have it on their web site at the moment.
- Minerals-water.co.uk is 'king expensive.
Google doesn't help.
Any ideas?
 

Down and beyond

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I got mine directly from Germany , if your after any let me no :thumb
 

GG

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I got mine directly from Germany , if your after any let me no :thumb
That worked last time, thanks D&B. Last time a few of us got a batch of about 20kg and met up to dish it out.
They were the red 1 kg tins from Germany, so maybe the same supplier.
How much roughly are you paying (inc postage)?
@merryprankster / @Bigjobs - was that you? Where from?

Blimey does it have a higher street value?
Yeah, it's good stuff; pretty high street value in the UK.
 
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Bigjobs

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We got ours from a gardening centre in germany while we were driving around europe for £2 a kilo. They use it to get rid of moles apparently. Not so much burning them out, but as the acetylene is heavier than air, a block in a moist tunnel gasses them out.

We bought a lot. A very lot.

It didn't come in sealed tins, we had to fill darren tubs up as much as we could.

For the life of me I cannot remember how we got it back to the UK, but we still have some left. Sealed in the original darren tubs. I have a horrible feeling that if we open them we'll be met with dust.
 
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pirate

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@Bigjobs never heard of that regarding moles,interesting…….I use phosphine gas to get rid of them but it’s extremely dangerous and requires lots of PPE etc.

£2 a kilo o_O Cheap as chips

and yeh last couple of years eBay has generally been cheapest U.K. source
 

Bigjobs

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IIRC we brought somewhere around 50Kg back, with the plan to sell it on once we made it back home.

THen in usual bigjobs style, I gave some away and forgot about the rest. I'll have to see if I have any sitting around.
 
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GG

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Bargain!

We got ours from a gardening centre in germany while we were driving around europe for £2 a kilo. They use it to get rid of moles apparently. Not so much burning them out, but as the acetylene is heavier than air, a block in a moist tunnel gasses them out.

We bought a lot. A very lot.

It didn't come in sealed tins, we had to fill darren tubs up as much as we could.

For the life of me I cannot remember how we got it back to the UK, but we still have some left. Sealed in the original darren tubs. I have a horrible feeling that if we open them we'll be met with dust.
 

GG

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IIRC we brought somewhere around 50Kg back, with the plan to sell it on once we made it back home.

THen in usual bigjobs style, I gave some away and forgot about the rest. I'll have to see if I have any sitting around.
If you have 3kg, I'll give you £10 / kg. ;)
 

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