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Making Pinchbeck Brass
Glad to see more discussion on this! I haven't done any metalcasting in a long time, because it's so ...
30-9-2019 at 06:21
by: MrHomeScientist
Making ultramarine
Two torches would help it heat up faster, but may not ultimately get it any hotter. You should try s ...
30-9-2019 at 05:51
by: MrHomeScientist
This is actually unneccessary
That's why there's a pause button.
30-9-2019 at 05:44
by: MrHomeScientist
Help me identify this chemical
Why'd you buy it if you didn't know what it was?

"Mint ice" suggests menthol, but who knows what ...
12-9-2019 at 10:33
by: MrHomeScientist
My copper waste solution does not want to clear up
I think the steel wool method is the best of the suggestions. Quick, cheap, and easy.

I have some ...
11-9-2019 at 10:15
by: MrHomeScientist
Replication Crisis
I work with a lot of local teachers in all grade levels and I hear alot of the same sentiments, [b]G ...
10-9-2019 at 09:55
by: MrHomeScientist
Elemental sulfur from sulfates?
CaSO[sub]4[/sub] and aluminum is used as a heat booster in some thermite reactions (I did this for s ...
9-9-2019 at 06:50
by: MrHomeScientist
Al catching fire in a cast iron crucible in a kiln?
Thermite seems unlikely. Even if there were rust, there wouldn't be very much of it.
Iron crucibles ...
4-9-2019 at 07:25
by: MrHomeScientist
Potash from Charcoal Ashes
Well I gave it a shot this weekend. I filled a gallon jug with 1 kg of ash and added distilled water ...
3-9-2019 at 06:23
by: MrHomeScientist
Potash from Charcoal Ashes
I know potash can be recovered from wood ash, but can it be made from charcoal ash? Charcoal comes f ...
30-8-2019 at 11:11
by: MrHomeScientist
Cheap OTC DCM in the USA?
Klean Strip KS-3 Premium Stripper. Here's my video on distilling it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...
28-8-2019 at 08:32
by: MrHomeScientist
Grant Thompson has died in a Paragliding Accident
They were friends, not the same person. Burgess was involved in that incident where they were lighti ...
28-8-2019 at 08:17
by: MrHomeScientist
Cheap OTC DCM in the USA?
[rquote=621491&tid=153458&author=monolithic]Unfortunately, many of these sources have dried ...
28-8-2019 at 07:07
by: MrHomeScientist
Home made stainless steel pressure vessel
What sort of "hints or tricks" are you looking for? If you're a welder with pressure certification, ...
27-8-2019 at 11:47
by: MrHomeScientist
Chemical Availability Changes from 15 years ago (US)
That's why I backed the Heirloom Chemistry Set on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ ...
27-8-2019 at 10:30
by: MrHomeScientist
Looking for Dyes
Thanks for [b]Carbon8[/b] for the safranine! If anyone knows of any others from my list, let me know ...
26-8-2019 at 08:03
by: MrHomeScientist
Colorimetric powder identification?
Sorry I can't really be any help here, but if any of them turns out to be any of these dyes I'd be i ...
26-8-2019 at 07:59
by: MrHomeScientist
Lithium Metal for sale
What are the dimensions of the pucks? That would definitely make a huge cylinder! What are they stor ...
26-8-2019 at 07:53
by: MrHomeScientist
Making ice in winter to cool the house in summer
You'll also lose water to evaporation in an open system. Even when cold!
21-8-2019 at 06:53
by: MrHomeScientist
Calcium and chromate
Good job sticking with it and performing your own testing! It's very rewarding to figure out problem ...
21-8-2019 at 06:51
by: MrHomeScientist
State of Aluminum for use in aluminum amalgam
The surface area of the starting aluminum would only affect the speed of amalgam formation. It would ...
21-8-2019 at 06:49
by: MrHomeScientist
What caused these salt crystals to appear
DraconicAcid is correct. The fine mist caused by bubbling carries salt around. A regular distillatio ...
21-8-2019 at 06:46
by: MrHomeScientist
Avogadro's number
Great post! This inspired me to do some research, and I found a few other ways of experimentally mea ...
20-8-2019 at 13:01
by: MrHomeScientist
Acid Storage Suggestions needed
Teflon is definitely the way to go. You can also wrap the threads in PTFE plumber's tape for extra s ...
20-8-2019 at 08:40
by: MrHomeScientist
Getting Hydrogen Peroxide 30%
Baquashock (or Baquacil? Can't remember which one) is a pool chemical that is 27% H[sub]2[/sub]O[sub ...
15-8-2019 at 05:56
by: MrHomeScientist
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