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Posted: 2/18/2006 5:28:06 PM EDT
It isn't as good as Tannerite, but I bet if I make them big enough they'd put on a neat show. Homemade smoke bombs.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:35:45 PM EDT
Cool! Can you lite them without the fuse? Where is the recipe?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:39:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HABU:
Cool! Can you lite them without the fuse? Where is the recipe?



Haven't tried to light them without the fuse yet. It takes them a minute to light even with the fuse so I doubt they'd go without one.

Recipe and directions:www.unitednuclear.com/smoke.htm

I used stump remover from Lowes since I couldn't find any saltpeter(potassium nitrate). Supposed to be the same stuff though.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 6:03:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By HABU:
Cool! Can you lite them without the fuse? Where is the recipe?



Haven't tried to light them without the fuse yet. It takes them a minute to light even with the fuse so I doubt they'd go without one.

Recipe and directions:www.unitednuclear.com/smoke.htm

I used stump remover from Lowes since I couldn't find any saltpeter(potassium nitrate). Supposed to be the same stuff though.



Have you thought of using an empty toilet paper roll or even better--an empty paper towel roll for a mold?

Did you get your fuze locally?

Chit, I might be off to Lowe's tomorrow...

Trey
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 6:39:09 PM EDT
I thought about the toilet paper roll. I wanted to make these little ones first just so I know they work before I blew some money on the stump remover and have them not work.

I got the cannon fuse at a local gun store. $3.50 for 10 feet.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:42:20 PM EDT
Does a rifle round set them off, or do you just light them by hand to add mood lighting to the bowling pins?
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 12:42:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CarbineMonoxide:
Does a rifle round set them off, or do you just light them by hand to add mood lighting to the bowling pins?



Gotta light them. These little ones put up a decent cloud of smoke. Going to try one in a toilet paper roll on my day off

I won't make them in the kitchen again either. I kept having visions of it lighting off in the pan and filling the house with smoke, then MrsK coming home.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 1:04:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

I won't make them in the kitchen again either. I kept having visions of it lighting off in the pan and filling the house with smoke, then MrsK coming home.




Just tell her it was the computer....
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:17:03 AM EDT
Found another use for the wifes no bake cookies I see....
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:36:15 AM EDT
Looks to me like you stuck candles in some of The Brown Dog's trail markers!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 2:44:13 PM EDT
Paper cups also work very well for these. A bit bigger than a toilet paper tube so they last a bit longer.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:06:43 PM EDT
I just tried making some. Haven't tested one yet, though.

I got it to the "brown sugar" phase, but couldn't get to the "peanut butter" phase. The sugar just liquified but the stump remover stayed in its little round pellet shape.

I tried a second batch where I tried to mortar and pestle the pellets (using one of 1GRs bowling pins as the pestle). Seemed to melt a little better, but still no peanut butter consistency.

Kooter--Was your stump remover a powder, or granules (like dippin' dots ice cream)? Did they melt? If you are on Atkin's Diet, can you substitute Splenda?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:21:07 PM EDT
it's much easier if you get pure saltpetre.

regardless, they do work well.

K is right, don't mix these indoors.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:23:06 PM EDT

CarbineMonoxide
use one those mini coffee grinders and turn the stump remover to fine dust.
a new coffee grinder is only $20 , small amounts at a time.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:52:57 PM EDT
If all goes well, I'll have a little something to bring as well


-Rob
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:52:25 PM EDT
My stump remover was a very fine powder. I just kept mixing it until it all melted together.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 12:16:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By STRATIOTES:

CarbineMonoxide
use one those mini coffee grinders and turn the stump remover to fine dust.
a new coffee grinder is only $20 , small amounts at a time.


What you need is a "ball mill" - a coffee grinder won't do too well for this.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 1:53:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CarbineMonoxide:

Kooter--Was your stump remover a powder, or granules (like dippin' dots ice cream)? Did they melt? If you are on Atkin's Diet, can you substitute Splenda?



The technical term, if you want to know the technical term, is prill.

-Rob
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:32:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 2:56:33 PM EDT by tweeter]

Originally Posted By R-32:

Originally Posted By Kooter:

I won't make them in the kitchen again either. I kept having visions of it lighting off in the pan and filling the house with smoke, then MrsK coming home.




Just tell her it was the computer....





"I just tried using Yahoo Messnger honey!"
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:55:25 PM EDT
prill...mill....kill...grill

How about I just ask Kooter what flavor stump remover he used???
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 8:36:06 PM EDT
Now you need to try granular chlorine (swimming pool kind) and DOT3 brake fluid.....bright orange flame-thrower type flame after a few second delay, just don't breathe the fumes.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:01:45 PM EDT
Green light stump remover. I bought it at Lowes. It was on clearance for $2 a bottle. I bought 3 bottles
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:49:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Green light stump remover. I bought it at Lowes. It was on clearance for $2 a bottle. I bought 3 bottles



Is that a source of KNO3?

-Rob
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:55:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SKSGuy:

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Green light stump remover. I bought it at Lowes. It was on clearance for $2 a bottle. I bought 3 bottles



Is that a source of KNO3?

-Rob



I was told it is mostly potassium nitrate. Not pure though. Works good enough for smoke bombs though
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 5:22:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By SKSGuy:

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Green light stump remover. I bought it at Lowes. It was on clearance for $2 a bottle. I bought 3 bottles



Is that a source of KNO3?

-Rob



I was told it is mostly potassium nitrate. Not pure though. Works good enough for smoke bombs though




Good to know....good to know

-Rob
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