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Just had all my chemicals raided from me :(

30 July 2011 - 06:04 PM

I set off a bought firework in celebration the other day, a guy complained and got the police involved and I have always been open with the police and HSE etc that I test small amounts of comp every now and then. Today they came with a warrant under explosives act and seized 1000 pounds worth of chemicals from me under the grounds that its dangerous to store oxidizers and metals and that I am supposedly not allowed to store such things as potassium nitrate, calcium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium bicarbonate, barium sulphate, strontium carb etc etc as they could explode. What a load of tosh! the fire officer that came had no knowlage of chemicals whatsoever and yet tried claiming it would explode on its own if in contact with heat :o.

Im sooo angry at the moment and pretty darn upset to be honest, the guy said I can only have chemicals on an industrial site which is again a load of tosh. Any advice from the pro's here on what I can do? they didnt really go on about any manufacture of small test comps under the 100g exemption even though I listed it countless times and told them I didnt store though he had it in for the chemicals.

Zinc Flakes

06 June 2011 - 01:06 AM

Does anyone know where I can obtain zinc flakes or fillings? I have fine Zinc powder though it doesnt work for what I want.

Plastic Fuse Production

29 November 2010 - 12:38 AM

Ok now that the title hopefully has caught your attention I am wanting to know if anyone knows or has a technique of getting a cable type product within a plastic tube? I am wanting to know this as I am currently trying to develop a method of creating plastic fuse without having to use an extrusion machine to apply the plastic sheef. Now I have thought about using liquid comp and injecting it into the tube at high pressure though I would suspect drying times would be very long. Another method may be forcing dry powder into the tube though again it would be tricky to do. I can currently wrap plastic around a powder core but it just doesn't feel like a good enough method to me. Now the last alternative is heat shrink tube but I cannot think of a method to get a semi-finished fuse into a 100 metre roll of heat shrink without having to do it manually. Hope someone can help!

Faversham Firework Factory?

27 November 2010 - 02:20 AM

Just curios if anyone knows what this factory may be, its derelict for looks of it and looks a bit like a firework factory in layout and am curios if anyone can shed some light on what it may or may have been.
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Firework comp blew up on me causing first degree burns to hands and face!

07 November 2010 - 07:01 PM

Hi this is just a warning to others so that my mistake is not made by anyone else, this was out of my own tiredness and stupidity. I was cleaning some magenta star comp up and went to dispose of it like I normally do by burning it and put the paper tissue it was in in a paper cup,stupidly!,I then lit it and is all I remember was an extreme bright light and an orange light in my right eye and being thrown backward. I then smelt my hair burning and my hand was white. So I ran in and stuck it under freezing cold water though the titanium sparks that hit me left me with a very badly burnt hand and burnt the side of my eye and eye lid, VERY SORE! So lesson DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE LOOSE STAR COMPS! Typing with one hand at the moment and luckily I am heeling.