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Poll Results: Do you like explosives?

 
  • 57% (4)
    Yes, I have had the opportunity to work with them and they are a lot of fun.
  • 42% (3)
    Yes, but I have never worked with them.
  • 0% (0)
    No.
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Occasionally, I have the opportunity to work with explosives.  Nothing fancy or complicated.  Just some blocks of C4 and det cord with a variety of initiators (shock tube, times fuse, etc.).  I thoroughly enjoy the everything about it.  Does anyone else love explosives?

 

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This is 27.4 lbs. of C4 with M154 branch lines with blasting caps.  I was lucky enough to be the guy who initiated the blast. 

post #2 of 13

Never worked with C4. I did a lot of small scale stage pyrotechnics, and some high-speed photography of gasoline/det cord bags (for a film project). 

 

Lots of fun - provided you take the necessary safety precautions. :)

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

Lots of fun - provided you take the necessary safety precautions. :)


Absolutely. 

 

post #4 of 13

No, I wish I have blown stuff up.

post #5 of 13

I used to like playing with fire crackers. Does that count?

 

The next best thing to fire crackers is blowing up stuff in video games.

 

 

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by arnesto View Post

I used to like playing with fire crackers. Does that count?

 

The next best thing to fire crackers is blowing up stuff in video games.

 

 


I would say it does.  An explosion is an explosion regardless of the size.  But so long as safety is adhered to, the bigger the better.

 

post #7 of 13

love explosive, but in my country there is a strict rule on explosive and firearms. Do enjoy things that lights up and blown away!

post #8 of 13

I haven't personally blown anything up but i love to watch things get blown up on youtube or tv. Mythbusters is great for that.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by bcasey25raptor View Post

I haven't personally blown anything up but i love to watch things get blown up on youtube or tv. Mythbusters is great for that.



 

yea man! Agree! tongue_smile.gif

post #10 of 13

Oh, yes.

 

Never professionally, but I seek out the fun firecrackers and fireworks from Indian reservations.

 

I will be in eastern Arizona for New Year's for a few days.  I might have to slip over to New Mexico to pick up some of the good stuff.  That will make the children endlessly happy and my sister endlessly uptight.

 

Or, as I like to call it, a win-win situation.  Isn't that what uncles are for?

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

Oh, yes.

 

Never professionally, but I seek out the fun firecrackers and fireworks from Indian reservations.

 

I will be in eastern Arizona for New Year's for a few days.  I might have to slip over to New Mexico to pick up some of the good stuff.  That will make the children endlessly happy and my sister endlessly uptight.

 

Or, as I like to call it, a win-win situation.  Isn't that what uncles are for?



Indeed!  That is what any good uncle would do.

 

post #12 of 13
I have a mining technologies degree and work for an explosive welding company. They load appox usually around 2 tons of anfo on top of two peices of metal. The forces generated welds the two metals together regardless of ferrous/nonferrous properties and intermetallics. The explosions can rattle windows up to 8 miles away. We used to do it out in northern colorado, until some wyo. Republican representitave made us stop. Not we do it in a couple salt mines in west virginia. Anything caught in the mine is basically killed, and the winds generated have been in excess of 100 mph leaving the mines after some explosions. We also get catalogs for anfo and can purchase many different kinds in bulk. Up to 200+ pound bags at a time. Larger.than your typical dog food bags.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Audius View Post

I have a mining technologies degree and work for an explosive welding company. They load appox usually around 2 tons of anfo on top of two peices of metal. The forces generated welds the two metals together regardless of ferrous/nonferrous properties and intermetallics. The explosions can rattle windows up to 8 miles away. We used to do it out in northern colorado, until some wyo. Republican representitave made us stop. Not we do it in a couple salt mines in west virginia. Anything caught in the mine is basically killed, and the winds generated have been in excess of 100 mph leaving the mines after some explosions. We also get catalogs for anfo and can purchase many different kinds in bulk. Up to 200+ pound bags at a time. Larger.than your typical dog food bags.


That sounds like a blast alright!!!  I heard an interesting rumble a few weeks back.  It was like really low bass but it was much different sounding than your typical young person's car system.  It was a very low rumble for about 45 seconds or so.  The next morning I heard that it was a rocket test at Stennis Space Center.  Pretty amazing since it is several miles away.  

 

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