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In Topic: Buying chemicals.

07 May 2005 - 02:11 PM

Just a quick question for Mr KNO3.COM, hope you see this before too many replys are added!

What is a "Highly Flammable Oxidiser"?

I seem to remember you saying that you know a lot about the chemicals you sell. Why is it then, that you are not able to lable many of your products correctly?

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I have to say that the kno3 site isn't exactly confidence-inspiring either and prices seem, er, somewhat inflated. . . .

In Topic: Neighbours

06 May 2005 - 11:14 AM

That was kinda the implication, yes.  :)

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Confusion reigns. . . .

In Topic: Neighbours

05 May 2005 - 12:26 PM

Have you ever actually milled damp BP?

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Alan, I'm missing something here, surely. Are you a tyro-pyro?

In Topic: Tellurium; why the. . . .

04 May 2005 - 05:26 PM

You'd know if there was Te in there.  Its compounds smell like garlic *very* strongly.

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Thanks Alan, Its compounds, yes; the free element, I dunno. Phosgene(CCl2O)too, if memory serves(WW1 poison gas in my kno3?).
'Probably outdoor handling recommended[sic].

In Topic: Neighbours

04 May 2005 - 04:46 PM

Also a suburbanite(sound vaguely explosive?)I keep the stuff moist(not wet)while milling. I worry more about rattling noises coming from my shed in the wee-hours than about unscheduled ballistic deflagrations.
A good jar is essential to prevent the powder drying out, and once started the mill shouldn't be stopped and restarted because if the moist powder is left sitting it will cake, possibly imbedding some media and ruining the batch.
Hardened lead balls are non-sparking anyway(allegedly), but if in doubt; play safe, no matter what anyone else says.