Its winter in Australia at the moment and i'm cold. Today i found a few kilo's of Calcium Carbide (CaC2) which, if you react it with water, produces a sizable quantity of acetylene gas. I use it with this device for lighting at the moment but i'm wondering if its possible to make my own gas heater out of the stuff (we don't have gas lines here only electricity which is expensive). Acetylene gas burns quite hot so i'm not sure if there are many materials that can handle that heat
Is it possible/practical/safe to make my own gas heater using acetylene?