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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:25 am

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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:33 am

I would say that many things can be used as "solid propellent"*, there have been explosions in flour factories as well as the well known coal mine blasts.

Lots of materials will "flash" if they are in the right mix and are exposed to a source of ignition.

If you could establish the right mix there would be no reason why it could not be utilised in a spudgun.

*Term still to be verified.

Edit: Maybe these factories actually ddt? They are very large.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:38 am

Ill stick to propane...

just wondering, why is this sweet?

EDIT: Oh shoulda known, JSR posted it... :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:40 am

Carlman wrote:Ill stick to propane...

just wondering, why is this sweet?

Oh shoulda known, JSR posted it... :lol:



It was an explosion in a sugarfactory! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:46 am

yea the last line was an edit but forgot to put the EDIT: in :D

oh and its sugar

[size=0]EDIT: u beat me to your own mistake...[/size]
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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:04 pm

I wonder what it would smell like? :?
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:11 pm

Like as if they have been cremating diabetics...
People died in this incident you know...


The " sweet" part seems a bit inapropriate.



But on that note....

People are not considered solid propellents...they do tend to get rather crispy though..I guess you could call that solid...
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:47 pm

The rules say flour isn't a soid propellant.
So I assume for this case that sugar isn't either
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:51 pm

Sugar dust is totally a solid. So is flour, it will due the same thing. The Domino's plant in Baltimore recently had a similar explosion, but not as bad. Turns out a welder was welding a patch on a dust collector hood and a spark set it off.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:11 pm

I guess nothing is as benign as it seems.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:12 am

Brian the brain wrote:Like as if they have been cremating diabetics...
People died in this incident you know...


The " sweet" part seems a bit inapropriate.



But on that note....

People are not considered solid propellents...they do tend to get rather crispy though..I guess you could call that solid...


I guess it was too soon, but even in the midst of tragedy one looks for the positive.
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:19 pm

I dont think this is suprising. Its like the classic science expierement. Try to ignite cornstarch, then blow it through a paper tube over an open flame.
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Unread postAuthor: sjog » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:03 pm

rp181 I just did that experiment with my "little brother" .
He showed up w/ Le Boom Du Jour. It is in it .
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:14 am

corn stach and flour are safe alternatives to alcohol when it comes to fire breathing :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:38 am

Huh...???...What??

I fell asleep reading the " too soon" menour
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