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[*] posted on 26-7-2014 at 17:35


If you want a small sample for an element collection, then go for it. But if you want to make mercury compounds, Praxichys is selling mercury for a much better price, though it's not 5N, that's not really necessary when making compounds.
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[*] posted on 26-7-2014 at 17:46


Quote: Originally posted by gdflp  
If you want a small sample for an element collection, then go for it. But if you want to make mercury compounds, Praxichys is selling mercury for a much better price, though it's not 5N, that's not really necessary when making compounds.


That is correct. http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=29871&...




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[*] posted on 5-8-2014 at 18:32


Old thermostats. An antique Mercury sphygmomanometer. Some of your older Sphygmos pack a lot of mercury. Keep your eye out for one. A garage sale, a thrift store, a flea market......such items appear in these places. Sometimes cheap. Good way to pick up a lifetime supply of Mercury.
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[*] posted on 5-8-2014 at 18:57


A long time ago, several Mercury vials from tilt switches provided all the Mercury metal I have ever needed. Look over old steam heating boiler controls such as "vaporstats" or mercury filled contactors, quiet switches, older cars with tilt switches that turned on trunk or under hood lights when the hood or trunk lid were raised .



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[*] posted on 6-8-2014 at 11:03


Quote: Originally posted by Bert  
A long time ago, several Mercury vials from tilt switches provided all the Mercury metal I have ever needed. Look over old steam heating boiler controls such as "vaporstats" or mercury filled contactors, quiet switches, older cars with tilt switches that turned on trunk or under hood lights when the hood or trunk lid were raised .


Tilt Switches are controlled here because the IRA make bombs with them.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2014 at 21:27


Quote: Originally posted by Manifest  
Quote: Originally posted by Bert  
A long time ago, several Mercury vials from tilt switches provided all the Mercury metal I have ever needed. Look over old steam heating boiler controls such as "vaporstats" or mercury filled contactors, quiet switches, older cars with tilt switches that turned on trunk or under hood lights when the hood or trunk lid were raised .


Tilt Switches are controlled here because the IRA make bombs with them.


Hmm... about as pointless as Texas banning beakers.

There were around 10,000 IRA bomb attacks during "the troubles". I'm sure the run came to an end because they had no more tilt switches.
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