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#1 YME2019

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:08 PM

Hey all! 

 

I want to make sure that it is safe to store several things that I didn't use this year. I have this nagging feeling that I have read something somewhere advising against this, but I don't remember and can't find it anywhere. 

 

(This is all going in an ammo box with some commercial rocket motors I haven't used yet.)

 

  • D1 glitter stars- I think these should be fine, they are bone dry. I am worried about the KNO3 reacting with the Al, though. Its been several weeks, but I don't want them to cook off. 
  • KP-Aluminum-MnO2 Prime- KP and Charcoal are the main fuel, but I added some Manganese thermite for a little extra kick. (Also, would this burn purple? I feel like the stars I primed with it burned purple when they came out of the mine.)
  • Black Powder, Black Match, and Visco- I'm pretty sure these should be fine since they don't have any metals. 
  • Some leftover BP-based gold gerb comp (no metals) 
  • A Green Gerb Comp that contains Ba(NO3) and MgAl and some red gerbs that swapped out the Ba for Sr.- Given the reactivity of MgAl, I should probably get rid of this one. 

Sorry if this is really redundant, but I want to make sure I'm safe with everything. I have a background in rocketry and APCP is pretty safe to store, but this is my first time branching out into stars. If you could point me to a list of incompatibilities, it would be much appreciated. 

 

I also uploaded a video of one of the mines for your viewing pleasure. It was my first attempt at a comet, and it broke up. I'm not sure if I used too much lift, or not enough binder. 

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

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#2 Mumbles

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:45 PM

All of those should be fine to store as long as they're kept dry.  Tossing a couple of silica gel packets or other dessicants in the bag/box/container never hurts.

 

KP/C/MnO2/Al mixtures would probably burn relatively darkly and probably red or orange.  


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#3 YME2019

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:55 PM

Thanks Mumbles! 


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:25 PM

I have a question my self, i want something like a type 4 indoor magazine, are fire safes able to do that job? i have two fire proof boxes, one is a Sentry, plastic and dont know what the core is, the other is a steel box with an asbestos lining (yes i know it's asbestos, i painted over it with bed liner paint so its safe)

my other idea was using a metal cabinet and then line it with wood and metal over that wood.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:51 AM

A work site job box works best since the locks are already compliant. Simply line it with paneling and mount it securely.
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