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Det Cap Strategies
Did you read what Doc Liptakov wrote?

That wood test - it looks impressive, but I'm not convinced ...
4-1-2022 at 01:09
by: Gargamel
Blasting Cap Crimper.
Very cool :cool:

Whats the maximum permissible wall thickness?
Some of these crimping pliers can ...
20-12-2021 at 00:56
by: Gargamel
Quantitative NHN synthesis without Hydrazine hydrate

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I haven’t extensively tested it (I did a couple detonations[/quote]

Can you explain ...
20-12-2021 at 00:49
by: Gargamel
Quantitative NHN synthesis without Hydrazine hydrate
Now I'm even more suspicious ;)
What does the witnessplate say to this?

Just a bang or at least ...
19-12-2021 at 13:40
by: Gargamel
Quantitative NHN synthesis without Hydrazine hydrate
@fredsci93

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I use about 200mg NHN to set off ETN, so long as the ETN is dry and medium/lo ...
19-12-2021 at 11:27
by: Gargamel
Water and fuel mix?
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Aluminium and water do react, but Al2O3 forms a protective layer over the aluminum.[/quote] ...
9-12-2021 at 13:31
by: Gargamel
Storing concentrated ammonia water
Thanks again :)


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Yeah I bought a canister 5l of 25% of the stuff, and(no don't) due to ...
21-11-2021 at 14:57
by: Gargamel
Storing concentrated ammonia water
Thank you guys for your answers.

Please forget about plastic bottles, I had one myself and it was ...
19-11-2021 at 05:43
by: Gargamel
Storing concentrated ammonia water
When I concentrate ammonia, I often cannot use up everything.
Now, let's imagine I have have reach ...
18-11-2021 at 13:49
by: Gargamel
How to create the most sensitive PETN or ETN crystals
@XeonTheMGPony:
I agree with everything. But I'm especially interested in crystal size and it's eff ...
17-10-2021 at 12:01
by: Gargamel
How to create the most sensitive PETN or ETN crystals
I'm aware of the density, but lets ignore that for now.

My feeling is that crystal size has an e ...
17-10-2021 at 02:17
by: Gargamel
How to create the most sensitive PETN or ETN crystals
This is about caps, where one wants to use a minimum of primary (or an NPED stage) to get things goi ...
16-10-2021 at 13:17
by: Gargamel
Chlorate and benzoate mixture initiation power
Some thoughts:

I tried chlorate whistle for very small rockets and found it's a different animal ...
5-9-2021 at 08:47
by: Gargamel
Potassium bromate and iodide long term storage
Thank you guys.


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KI is somewhat hygroscopic[/quote]

Does that contribute to decompos ...
30-8-2021 at 04:24
by: Gargamel
Potassium bromate and iodide long term storage
Another storage question:

I've got some potassium bromate and potassium iodide here that I want t ...
29-8-2021 at 02:46
by: Gargamel
Golden Powder
Chlorate + acid -> self ignition.

But if you want more power, perchlorate is an option, there ...
11-8-2021 at 03:12
by: Gargamel
Help with CHP
OK, next time.

So - the CuO method is now "officially" discouraged?

25-7-2021 at 01:03
by: Gargamel
Help with CHP
Mine are definitely smaller, more like 600µ or so.
Fine sand...

May I ask what mesh size sieves ...
20-7-2021 at 12:23
by: Gargamel
Help with CHP
Had some nice firecrackers with 5mm papertubes.

Test in 5mm inner / 6mm outer diameter copper pip ...
18-7-2021 at 14:06
by: Gargamel
Tetramine copper perchlorate help?

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For low density (DDT part) is best grain 2x2 mm. Minimal 1x1 mm. And pressing on 1 - 5 Kg ...
17-7-2021 at 02:45
by: Gargamel
Thermite Heat Whille Mixing

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Water in your oxide reacting with the aluminium powder is a possibility, this will gener ...
15-7-2021 at 12:15
by: Gargamel
The perfect washbottle - which one should I get?
No SS indeed.


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Back when I had a limited set of glassware I used to just use a filter f ...
15-7-2021 at 12:09
by: Gargamel
Help with CHP
I wanted to try this for years, now I finally got my first batch of CHP ready :)
I did not use the ...
9-7-2021 at 13:38
by: Gargamel
The perfect washbottle - which one should I get?
Well in fact I had the thought in my head to double use the bottle.

First to wash gases, and seco ...
9-7-2021 at 13:24
by: Gargamel
The perfect washbottle - which one should I get?
I already have two of that kind and an improvised one.

I found that a mere pipe does not create a ...
8-7-2021 at 04:56
by: Gargamel
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