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[*] posted on 9-5-2021 at 08:40
ETN detonation method experiments


I was experimenting with ways to set of ETN and I found that 1g of ETN in a little 8 to 16 layer heavy duty aluminum foil cup with 1 crushed sparkler on top and a sparkler as a fuse works pretty damn good. I don’t know how much the 1 crushed up sparkler weighs, but if anyone is interested I could weigh out how much I used.

I’m also kinda new here so sorry if I should have posted this somewhere else I just want to give back to the community if I can.

If anyone has experience or suggestions for me to try I will because I have a lot of ETN to test with.
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[*] posted on 9-5-2021 at 10:28


This is well known. ETN responds well to heat shock when molten
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[*] posted on 9-5-2021 at 10:56


I know that it is know that ETN detonates with thermal shock I just wanted to share my method
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[*] posted on 6-6-2021 at 23:01


Okay so i am pretty new on here and got about half a year worth of experience with explosives and pyrotechnics. Right now i am still working on precursors for upcomming projects.

That being said i am working on a detonator that can set of most explosives like RDX, Ammonal, ANFO, ...
and i was wondering if ETN would work? If so: Is there a fairly reliable way to detonate it? Jebby mentioned crushed sparklers.

I hope this was the right place to post this :)
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[*] posted on 7-6-2021 at 00:19


Quote: Originally posted by kweiny  
Okay so i am pretty new on here and got about half a year worth of experience with explosives and pyrotechnics. Right now i am still working on precursors for upcomming projects.

That being said i am working on a detonator that can set of most explosives like RDX, Ammonal, ANFO, ...
and i was wondering if ETN would work? If so: Is there a fairly reliable way to detonate it? Jebby mentioned crushed sparklers.

I hope this was the right place to post this :)


I don’t think anybody wants to answer this.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2021 at 03:43


Quote: Originally posted by kweiny  
Okay so i am pretty new on here and got about half a year worth of experience with explosives and pyrotechnics. Right now i am still working on precursors for upcomming projects.

That being said i am working on a detonator that can set of most explosives like RDX, Ammonal, ANFO, ...
and i was wondering if ETN would work? If so: Is there a fairly reliable way to detonate it? Jebby mentioned crushed sparklers.

I hope this was the right place to post this :)


there is 100 years worth of theory and practical knowledge on this forum on just ETN alone, I suggest reading.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2021 at 04:49


Quote: Originally posted by kweiny  
Okay so i am pretty new on here and got about half a year worth of experience with explosives and pyrotechnics. Right now i am still working on precursors for upcomming projects.

That being said i am working on a detonator that can set of most explosives like RDX, Ammonal, ANFO, ...
and i was wondering if ETN would work? If so: Is there a fairly reliable way to detonate it? Jebby mentioned crushed sparklers.

I hope this was the right place to post this :)


I don’t think anybody wants to answer this.
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[*] posted on 7-6-2021 at 05:26


Sorry for asking then.
Tried searching for etn as keyword and didnt really find much. I guess i will just have to read through everything then...

Thanks anyways
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[*] posted on 8-6-2021 at 04:27


Search on the web ETN + Science madness
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[*] posted on 9-6-2021 at 17:22


I want to try heat shocking it with my chlorate Al mix, it popped quite nicely with the foil and torch method.

I don't know what would happen. The foil and torch method was tricky.

Thinking maybe soda can thickness Al might be the way to go so the etn melts before the fire hits it, that flash heats so much quicker then the torch and heating to quick with the torch was a fail.

[Edited on 10-6-2021 by Pyro_cat]
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