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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:32 AM

Name of composition: Miech Red Torch
Composition Type: Red Torch
Creator: Miech
Color/Effect: Produces deep red flame when used as torch
The Composition: (by weight)

75 KClO3
25 Sugar
15 SrCO3
10 Parlon

Any Precautions/Incompatabilities:
Incompatible with sulfur, sulphides, sulphates and ammonium compounds due to high chlorate content. Do NOT ram into a tube, it might explode! Can be sensitive to friction, impact and shock such as most chlorate compositions are.

Precedure/Preparation:
Grind the chemicals into powder, mortar and pestle work well enough. Always grind oxidizers separately from combustants and colorants. Mix carefully and press into a tube. Some acetone can be added if a more cohesive mass is wanted/required, since it partly dissolves the parlon. It ignites readely from a piece of visco, for other applications priming probably won't be nesescairy as well.

Comments:
For best results a non burning type of tube is preferred, such as aluminium or sodium silicate dipped cardboard tube. This composition was tested in an 12 mm ID tube, an amount of 5 grams burned in approximately 6 seconds, yielding an 8 cm flame. Substituting BaCO3 for strontium carbonate doesn't always give a nice green with this formula, altering the amount of parlon might be nesescairy.
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