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Old 16th Oct 2018, 10:10 pm   #21
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

I've heard that nitrate film needs to be handled with care, & once it catches fire it can't be easily be put out.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 10:26 pm   #22
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

It contains its own oxygen in the "nitrate" bit.

Ammonium nitrate is an "interesting" fertiliser.......
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

For anyone who is interested in it: http://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/ammonium/
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 11:50 am   #24
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

ANFO, I used to use that down the gold mine, lots of bang Not good in your eyes

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Old 17th Oct 2018, 1:43 pm   #25
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

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It contains its own oxygen in the "nitrate" bit.

Ammonium nitrate is an "interesting" fertiliser.......
I remember one of my old school friends was into home electronics, & would use his Dad's shed as a workshop.

His Dad was a plumber & it was packed with useful things, though often stored in unlabelled containers.

One day I was asked to find something suitable for whatever my friend was making, & while looking through this stuff found an old sweet tin full of powder among similar containers of nut & bolts. My friend quickly told me to put the lid on as he was still soldering & any heat source might set it off!
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 7:35 pm   #26
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

We seem to have lost interest in the Sanders plug and it's predicament. Does anyone have anything to add as a postScript?
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 10:07 pm   #27
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Default Re: Sanders plug suffering the effects of damp.

My recollection is that the plug minus the insulation worked OK in our unshuttered wall socket, but jammed in the shutter when used in an extension lead dad made up that used a shuttered socket, hence its relegation to the odds and ends box, along with wooden BC adaptors and other obsolete stuff that never got dumped.
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