Calcium Carbide 1lb.

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Calcium Carbide for use in Carbide Lamps and a number of other uses!

We are the #1 Distributor of Calcium Carbide in the U.S.!!

For use in Carbide lamps, and much much more. HQ Company has been the primary distributor of small quantities of Calcium Carbide for over 25 yrs.

For the highest quality U.S. made Calcium Carbide make sure its from HQ Company!

Now available, 1 lb.(GROSS WEIGHT) can of Calcium Carbide!This one pound of carbide can now be shipped through the postal service without costly Hazmat fees.

 Due to postal service hazmat shipping regulations the gross weight of the calcium carbide and the container cannot exceed 1lb.

***MINERS GRADE*** (Please see above image for reference)

***NET WEIGHT IS APPROX. 13 OZ*** (Calcium Carbide)

***GROSS WEIGHT 1LB*** (Calcium Carbide and Container)




1lb. Cans can only be shipped USPS Ground service because of hazmat regulations.




  • 4
    Good product

    Posted by Michael Milburn on 16th Jun 2023

    I like how easy it is to use

  • 5
    Works Perfectly in Antique or New Carbide Lamps

    Posted by Walter H Read Jr on 28th Feb 2022

    HQ's Calcium carbide look and works exactly as it should. The can is sturdy and air / watertight. The price is good and shipping rapid. I have zero problems using HQ's product. It works in my new Miner's Lamp and my antique Miner's Lamps. We use these as emergency lighting when the power goes off. No Batteries, no charging, Put the Carbide in the container, turn on the water drip, light the lamp. The last can of Carbide lasted YEARS and was fresh and ready to go every time. This is a VERY GOOD Company with an EXCELLENT product.

  • 5
    calcium carbide

    Posted by KWL on 25th Dec 2021

    I give a five star rating, based on not having to pay shipping, nor having to pay "hazmat" fees which for calcium carbide can be extremely expensive. I will buy more from HQ company provided that the current deal holds.

  • 5
    Calcium Carbide

    Posted by Thomas J. Browne on 4th Apr 2021

    Purchased to power an old sight blackening torch. The old torch did it's thing, after 35 years laying at the bottom of an old pistol box. Good quality crystals.

  • 5
    Good quality product

    Posted by Keith on 12th Jun 2020

    Great product & i would recommend to others.

  • 5
    Amazing timing

    Posted by Angela Alvarado on 23rd Oct 2019

    I purchased this for my daughter. For a science experiment. (Exploding pumpkins) when I ordered the product I wasn’t sure if it would come in time or not.. but it came much faster! Product is perfect!!

  • 4
    I love carbide

    Posted by Obediah Racicot on 14th Apr 2019

    I hadn't realized that carbide could be shipped ground now without an exorbitant charge. I snatched some up to resurrect my old lamps. Just be warned, this is a 1 pound tin, so it will seem small if you are used to 2 pound tins.

  • 5
    Very good and as advertised.

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2018

    I have a small collection of carbide lights and had never found a reasonable supply of carbide so I could use them.. This fit the bill perfectly. When I finish I can inert the can with nitrogen or argon. Thanks for an excellent product and hopefully I will be purchasing more later. The light is much more intense than expected.

  • 5

    Posted by robert on 5th Feb 2018

    the carbide worked well in my miners lamp. i would buy from hq company again