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A warning about backyard experiments

Unread postAuthor: evilvet » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:54 am

I'm sure this is not news to most members; home brew chemistry is best left to the professionals. In a tangential vein lately I have noticed a few posts that indicate some of the younger members may be getting a little adventurous, home made scuba gear and a "modified" pressure cooker come to mind.

These guys were apparently "‘burying a cylinder or metal container of mixed chemicals" believed to be a mixture of ---deleted--- and ---deleted---.

I'm not a mod/god and make no claims about what is and is not appropriate to post but as someone with teenage kids who are starting to think about the whole "I saw it on the Internet, that'll be cool" I do worry about someone less experienced moving from pneumatic's to a petrol powered 10x.

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Thoughts / comments, particularly from the mods ??


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Re: A warning about backyard experiments

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:10 am

evilvet wrote:I'm not a mod/god and make no claims about what is and is not appropriate to post but as someone with teenage kids who are starting to think about the whole "I saw it on the Internet, that'll be cool" I do worry about someone less experienced moving from pneumatic's to a petrol powered 10x.


I think the forum policy is pretty clear.

Spud guns are inherently dangerous, even a simple spray-and-pray combustion can cause lethal injuries if used inappropriately, so where do you draw the line as to what is too much?

If I had teenage kids (I might, somewhere in the Ukraine, for all I know :D) I would much rather they get their information on this website where most of the members dispensing advice are fairly level headed and know what should and should not be done, as opposed to some youtube video comment.

If lines are overstepped the mods always intervene in what I think is an appropriate and measured manner.

As to the unfortunate incident in the article, it seems a bit unfair of the readers who commented suggesting this was a terrorist "own goal" as opposed to some youngsters trying to have a bit of fun.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:00 am

Its sad, but it what you get from playing with stuff you dont have an idea of what your doing, its a lesson maker

for example you dont go to an carpenter to fix your car why cause its not his job
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Unread postAuthor: irisher » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:55 am

It seemed like a town named Cannons Creek was destined to come up on spudfiles.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:03 am

that place is only 5 min drive from me, i wasn't home last night when it exploded but when i got home i could hear and see call the cops.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:16 am

Yea we get it. No need to hand out any dumb idea's. :roll:
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