On Sat, 27 Oct 2007 15:30:43 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
Thank you, I'll call my local fire department and see if they do this.
Calling the contractor won't work, because I don't even have his phone
number. I rent, and he did the work for the property management
company. I have spoken to my contact there, but she told me to just
throw the things away.
On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 06:50:46 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@-insightbb.com (The
Freon Cowboy) wrote:
That could be useful information in the future, but in this case, I'm
not confident that immersing the charges in oil would help. The open
ends of the casings are crimped and sealed with some rubbery compound.
They may well be water (and oil) proof. If I were manufacturing the
things, I would certainly make them so if I could.
Offer them on Freecycle, they do have some value.
Call the guy back, and ask him to come get them. Offer them to another
I havn't really studied these things, but there is a chance that soaking
them in water for a week will wet the powder charge; then they can put in
the garbage, safely. Just a wild guess, though.
Christopher A. Young
"Jonathan Sachs" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Don't you know that that is dangerous? ;) I laugh when I see people
get all panicky about loose ammo in a fire. Truth is that neither the
case nor the bullet will go anywhere significant or penetrate anythign
if they did. Of course that applies to the usual house type ammo,
military is a different thing as it tends to run to the big stuff.
In the case of those power charges, they are fairly low powered to
tray full of primers. They are packaged in segmented trays because of
this. I suspect the nail drives only contain primer compound but
probably at a higher level than in normal primers. Myth Busters had a
show on what happens when guns or ammunition are stored in ovens. Neat
The ones I have seen are rimfire and have powder and sealing compound in
the crimp area. I have disposed of old ones for an old tool that used a
weird caliber by tossing a few at a time into a burn barrel.
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