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— Posted by dellexo on 2:03 pm on Nov. 18, 2001

Iv’e been reading about liquid oxygen explosives(L.O.X).These are used in some parts of the world in minning.All that it takes to prepare them is to take a large roll of cotton wool(cellulose) making sure it is rolled tight ,and soak in liquid oxygen for a few mins.After that it is taken out of the L.O and a deternator placed inside and set off.This has to be done quickly to avoid to much loss of oxygen :biggrin:

— Posted by 7th Street on 3:51 pm on Nov. 18, 2001

Hey, where could I find some L.O.?

— Posted by dellexo on 6:33 pm on Nov. 18, 2001

Sorry mate, i haven’t got a clue.I would like some me self 🙁

— Posted by 7th Street on 7:17 pm on Nov. 18, 2001

Hey I remember a few years ago, some scientists on the Discovery channel were fucking around with putting mice in L.O. for medical purposes.  Maybe some kind of medical supply company.  🙂

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 2:35 am on Nov. 19, 2001

pfft!! hehe yeah a medical supply store!, even if you can find were to get it would be impossible without a liscence and a good reason!! but if you somehow obtain these things ,or you plan on breaking in (which wouldnt be a bad idea) you should try a chemical supply store they sell tonz of stuff like dry ice and potassium nitrate that sort of thing 🙂

(Edited by The Great Milenko at 1:22 pm on Feb. 1, 2002)

— Posted by jmb1125 on 7:39 pm on Jan. 23, 2002

I was told 2day when i asked abowt LOX:
WELDING SUPPLY SHOPPE. also industrial gases
supplier. Formulate some reezon u need it.

— Posted by Sicopath on 4:05 am on Jan. 24, 2002

hmm,… wonder what would happen if you drank some L.O….. What a complete waste of time putting that in the explosive forum .Shorly that would be more suitable in the chemical burns/frost burns section of the BS furum.IF THERE IS ONE?

(Edited by dellexo at 4:07 pm on Feb. 1, 2002)

— Posted by moorey on 12:29 am on Jan. 25, 2002

it would no doubt burn ur throat and anything it touches.. similar to nitrogen, oxygen has a rather low freezng point… a gas only becomes a liquid when it is cooled or pressurised… which cooles it too- thats my guess as to what would happen

— Posted by Sicopath on 4:58 am on Jan. 26, 2002

if you drank only a little, would you get a fuckin’ nasty burp?

— Posted by moorey on 9:52 am on Jan. 26, 2002

nyone game to try?.. :p nyone stupid enough?.. liq.nitrogen burns bad enough whern u touch it.. or nythin it froze

*i dont recommend u try this at home*… but why would nyone here listen to that?;)

— Posted by Zambosan on 11:27 am on Jan. 31, 2002

Oxygen is in the liquid state only at cryogenic temperatures.  Trust me, you won’t get your hands on any.  Welding supply stores carry *compressed* oxygen, but not liquid.  Pure oxygen in general can make for nasty fires, so be real careful.  It’s all fun ‘n games until it gets out of control.  Oxygen / acetylene bags are lots o’ fun, but *keep them small*, they detonate with a tremendous amount of force.  Oh yeah, and wear earplugs unless you like tinnitis.

— Posted by jmb1125 on 6:43 pm on Jan. 31, 2002

Thank you, Zambosan!
That was most informative and helpful.
However, depending on where you are, you may be able
to get L.O. I know people who build liquid fuel rocket
engines, and they get it, and use it. As for the oxy-acetylene bags: I TOLD YOU GUYS! Maybe they are not
a “real device” but impressive none the less.

Thanks again for your input, Zambosan.
Welcome aboard.

— Posted by Zambosan on 11:49 am on Feb. 1, 2002

Hmm, didn’t know that JMB, thanx.  Those have got to be some real high-power rocketry nuts to be futzing with LOX… do they need a license to obtain it?  I know companies like Air Products manufacture & carry all sorts of liquefied gas (contradiction in terms? 😉 ) products, but their customers are typically semiconductor and manufacturing concerns… high volume, strict safety controls, etc.  And of course, NASA uses plenty of it for the shuttle…

— Posted by jmb1125 on 10:13 pm on Feb. 1, 2002

I don’t know how they are getting it. But these guys work at Rocketdyne, Areojet, & JPL. They have the FAA
approve a launch window for a 50,000 ft. box.

They said they come back down at mach .8 shreds the
chute, end of mission. I told them to use airbrakes
before they deploy the chute. They were like:
“Hey, good idea!”

— Posted by jmb1125 on 10:49 pm on Feb. 18, 2002

every welding supply company where i live sells liquid oxygen. western airgas said they sell vessels of l.o. 51 gallon size contents net wt. approx. 350 lbs. no price yet. said to be cheaper than compressed.

— Posted by rishka on 1:07 am on Feb. 19, 2002

i was thinking , perhaps at some schools-in labs of at universities/college’s there would be some liquid oxygen in the labs. i know they wouldnt have a huge supply , but it would be already be in its own container thus much safer until you use it.
might even be liquid nitrogen too. never know what you might find in those labs

— Posted by paladinpress on 12:29 pm on April 7, 2002

It would be hard to sneak a tank ot would it not be easier to just get a buddies paintball 20oz Co2 tankand fill it???!?!

— Posted by chroniccrescent on 4:01 pm on April 8, 2002

Just ask your local astronaut for some, tell him to siphon some off the space shuttle.

— Posted by paladinpress on 8:51 pm on April 8, 2002

Talk about a huffing high he could flaot his ass to the moon on dem der fumes

— Posted by Pyr0Maniac on 8:55 pm on April 8, 2002


— Posted by Egg411 on 12:03 am on April 10, 2002

think a co2 tank would hold liquid oxygen?

— Posted by paladinpress on 1:48 am on April 10, 2002

It could barring you do not exceed the Recommened pressure level, and you have a proper fitting fro pressuring the tank.

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