From: DAVID <dakatz45**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] propane camping burners
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:36:18 -0700
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Assuming there is no problem using open flames in the area, I would recommend using a portable laboratory burner of the type sold by Flinn Scientific (catalog no AP1032)  and also sold by other vendors.  This is a stable butane burner with a ring to adjust the air flow mixing with the gas and with a safety plate to prevent drips onto the butane canister.  I have used these successfully for over 30 years.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Roshen Benoy
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:06 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] propane camping burners

I work  in a charter high school and we are in a temporary school building with out any gas connection in the lab.
I would like to know is it ok to use propane camping burners for labs involving flames.(flame test).Any legal issues??
I had used small portable burners in the past ,but it is running out quick. Any help appreciated.

chemistry instructor

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