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#1 jshrader13


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Posted 31 December 2019 - 09:43 AM

Trying to make sense of all the laws and restrictions, I would like to get some things straight. 


1.  What exactly must be stored in an explosives magazine? 


I'm going the Type 4 magazine route with a Jobsite box, but I don't know what needs to be kept inside it, and what is okay or needed to be kept out of it.  For instance, I think any explosive composition (such as black powder) must be kept inside it.  But do I also have to keep the individual chemicals to make it inside the magazine, or only completed compositions?  Also, what about chemicals that are considered more unstable, such as dark flake aluminum or magnesium?  Are they required to be kept inside a magazine even if they aren't mixed with other compositions?  Is it okay to store explosive compositions in the same magazine as completed fireworks, such as rockets, shells, etc, or do they require a separate magazine?


2.  Are there any specific requirements for individual chemical storage?  Specifically in regards to magazine storage?


I think things like potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal are relatively stable and benign by themselves, but what about things like certain metals, or chlorates, (I'm pretty leery of chlorates, but just for personal safety reference).  Are there any requirements to keep a particular chemical isolated in a magazine?


3.  Are things like completed stars, which are not explosive in and of themselves, considered explosive compositions for purposes of storage?


Lets say I make a batch of D1 Glitter stars, or some Red Rubber stars.  Since they're not part of a completed shell or other firework, do they have to be stored in the magazine?  Or can they be kept in a Tupperware container on a shelf?  Once they're primed, I would make the assumption they "should" be kept in the magazine, but what if they're unprimed stars?


I think that's enough for today.  Getting my ducks in a row before I dive back into the hobby.  Thanks!

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 11:12 AM


Edited by Carbon796, 31 December 2019 - 11:19 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:40 PM

Individual chems are not required to be stored in a magazine.  Only completed items and devices such as stars and BP must be stored in a mag.  


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