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Unread postAuthor: p0ond nAti0n » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:42 pm

yea a few do, theres a pharmacy near where i live that sells it, i walked in there the other day with my iron maiden t-shirt on :? not a good idea, they tryed 2 make me fill out a ton of forms saying i wont use it for explosives etc etc, i heard theres a type of stump remover that has it in it maybe it would be worth looking into, oh and pyro tell your friend kerosene works better (doesn't absourb the moisture out of the air making its self life longer and a bigger boom..... much bigger, oh 94% ammonium nitrate 6% kerosene (% by weight) :P
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:46 pm

pyrogeek wrote:There are better uses for NH4NO3 than smoke devices. Like, say, nitrations.


"Better" is a matter of opinion.

You cant carry out nitrations with Ammonium nitrate, unless you use it to produce Nitric acid by reacting it with Sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid is difficult to find in many places, and is very expensive ($5 for 500ml of H2SO4 based drain cleaner). Considering NH4NO3 is available so cheaply and in such large quantities, it makes sense to use some of it for smoke devices that beat the pants off of KNO3/sucrose based devices.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:55 pm

Around here it is pretty hard to get NH4NO3. The only source is cold compresses. So, KNO3 is cheaper for smoke devices...around here at least. But, if you have a good source, then you are just lucky, and I apologize.

H2SO4 is kinda expensive here also, but it's not really that hard to get. I know of at least 2 or 3 stores that carry it, and this is just on the outskirts of a pretty decent sized sized city (we were mentioned on SNL a couple times). And it is expensive here also. But, whatever, I'm tired.
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Unread postAuthor: p0ond nAti0n » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:11 am

:D the joys of smoke bombs eh, wen i was a kid i used to make a safer (nt as good) but safer version involving no heat, its a pretty forgiving mix but heres wat i did, mix equal parts kn03 + icing sugar then slowly add motor oil into it stirring constantly until you have a real gooey mix, i used to fill up coke cans with it and chuck a sulfuric fuse in there, i also used to bury em in sand at the beach for everyone to see 8), also just have a look around cause hardware and cleaning isles in shops just spell out pyro
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Unread postAuthor: deathholm » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:38 am

Who needs salt peter when you can get pure potassium :twisted: I wish I knew where the schools got it :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:32 am

I buy my potassium at UN.

It's not as fun as Potassium Nitrate in my opinion because Potassium Nitrate is cheaper and you can have more fun for the same price than if you bought a small amount of Potassium metal. Plus, Potassium is very pyrophoric, and I don't like having things that can randomly explode on me, even if they're stored under mineral oil in a metal can.

What I really feel like searching for, purchasing, and playing with is a few gallons of liquid Nitrogen. :lol:
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