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Understanding mixtures and measurments

— Posted by LimitedPyro on 3:58 pm on Feb. 28, 2002

when a bomb recipe says 6 parts potassium nitrate and 4 parts sugar (smoke bomb) how much exactly of each do u include? and what is potassium nitrate?

— Posted by Hergor on 4:24 pm on Feb. 28, 2002

‘parts’ always depend on how much you want to make. for example if you wanna make one kilo take 600 grammes potassium nitrate and 400 grammes of sugar. was it that hard to figure out or what was your question really aimed at ?

potassium nitrate is KNO3, an ingredient of fertilizers.

see other topics for infos!

— Posted by LimitedPyro on 4:45 pm on Feb. 28, 2002

no see im 13 and dont know very much shit about all this sorry

— Posted by Hergor on 5:31 pm on Feb. 28, 2002

considering that you’re only 13 and still have a life to live, you ought to be careful with chemicals. a good information resource is the makeshift arsenal and/or the threads on this site.
the makeshift arsenal can be found at:
(i’m starting to seriously repeat myself…) 😉

when experiencing difficulties in understanding a recipe or trying to make an explosive, (please gather as much information as you can before making anything) just ask. 😉 but ask in an intelligent way and only after reading all related posts in order to avoid a double posted topic… 🙂

(you will surely get flamed when you double-post or ask silly questions)

— Posted by OBCT on 7:33 pm on Feb. 28, 2002

hergor, don’t use such big numbers, he might not understand.

— Posted by LimitedPyro on 2:47 pm on Mar. 1, 2002

OBCT ur a fucking dumbass no where in there did he use numbers except for 13 the correct thing to say would be big words maybe u need to go back to school, and dont worry hergor i dont do n e thing im not sure i could do…im a limitedpyro i know my limits

— Posted by Hergor on 6:06 pm on Mar. 1, 2002

yeah, right. forgot to mention not to take that big ammounts when making explosives. with smoke bombs it’s no problem though, as long as you don’t try to mix it in an aluminium can… like… me some years ago… 😉

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 8:09 pm on Mar. 1, 2002

Yeah, i was thinking of flaming you, but atleast you asked a fairly valid question, somtimes “parts” may mean as hergor said, grams or whatever, they would normally say “parts by volume” or “parts by weight” if it’s the latter one then you probably need to be fairly exact, but if it’s by volume (unless it a recipe for a H.E!) you can just use a measurment like tablespoons, or cups, as long as the measurement is the same for both materials it should be ok, and if you havent heard already, dont try to melt the KN03 on a stove! find the thread were zambosan goes into more detail about this, i think it’s one of the KN03 titled threads.

— Posted by Hergor on 8:18 pm on Mar. 1, 2002

yeah, always dissolve materials in water… (if they’re not hygroscopic)…or other liquids when cooking. dry heat is most likely going to set things off…

— Posted by Durf22 on 4:31 pm on Mar. 2, 2002

so if you got some salt peter you can put it in water heat it and add sugar?

— Posted by Hergor on 5:48 pm on Mar. 2, 2002

yeah, that’s how it’s done…

— Posted by ilovekayla on 1:40 am on Mar. 4, 2002

smoke bombs are a good thing to start at if you want to get your hands on some cheap kno3 (pottassium nitrate) go to a garneding shop and look for “nitrate of potash” But when makeing the smoke bomb be sure to put the kno3 in water.. heating it in a pan with nothing else might cause it to flare up.. and when making a bomb ask here before you make it…

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