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#21 snapper

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:41 PM

august used us made mag and aluminum in his stuff, the suppliers sell chicom made magal thats full of impurities from using melted down scrap. I think august cast small ingots, broke them up with a hammer then used a blender to make the chunks small enough to go into a mini hammer mill. sulfur is used to flux the melted aluminum before adding the mag to reduce the flame up. pouring liquid metal into water is asking for a explosion, doing it with mag or a mag blend please record it for our entertainment. 



#22 Arthur

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 01:42 AM

ebay.com 373201187898 

 

or search Magnesium ingot.



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 01:51 AM

august used us made mag and aluminum in his stuff, the suppliers sell chicom made magal thats full of impurities from using melted down scrap. I think august cast small ingots, broke them up with a hammer then used a blender to make the chunks small enough to go into a mini hammer mill. sulfur is used to flux the melted aluminum before adding the mag to reduce the flame up. pouring liquid metal into water is asking for a explosion, doing it with mag or a mag blend please record it for our entertainment. 

Are you sure about that? Both aluminium and magnesium reacts strongly exothermic with sulfur.



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 10:34 AM

Sulfur also boils 200C below the melting point of either Mg or Al. 


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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:29 PM

I watched a video a few days ago by the Elemental Maker. I believe he used charcoal to somehow quench the reaction he used during cooling.

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 12:47 AM

Some clarifications:

1. Pouring magnalium in water: no problem, as long as the bucket is large and you don't pour at once. To stay on the safe side it needs to be at least 20 water volumes for a volume of molten metal.
2. Sulphur as flux: NO WAY. Your magnalium will stink like a bad fart forever and ever. I don't know who came up with this idea but it's really bad.

Aluminium / magnesium sulphides will form and these would decompose to slowly give off the stinky H2S.
Charcoal dust does it better and it won't interfere in any way.

 






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