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How much black powder do I need to

— Posted by spunkymunkey on 10:39 am on April 3, 2002

I was wondering how much black powder (from a model rocket C engine) would I need to blow a hole in a 1mm thick lighter?

And also can sodium chlorate be used for anything?

— Posted by XxBULAxX on 11:46 am on April 3, 2002

Not much.  But the thing is, it has to be packed tightly to get it to explode.  If it isn’t packed it will just flame up and go out..

— Posted by spunkymunkey on 11:55 am on April 3, 2002

Yeah thanks, I was planning to have a small bit of BP to blow up the lighter and some napalm (petrol + polystrene) to set the gas on fire.

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