rharrison922 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 15 17:31:40 EST 2010
I thought that KNO3 WAS explosive also. Isn't it one of the ingredients in Daniel Boone's gunpowder? (Saw the TV show as a kid)
I know it is labeled as an oxidizer, at least. I probably have some empty bags left in the barn----from a few years ago. BTW, you can't buy Ammonium Nitrate in a 50 lb bag anymore----thanks to Homeland Security.
People used to soak old stumps with oil or kerosene to burn them out also.
--- On Mon, 11/15/10, Richard MURPHY <murphman108 at msn.com> wrote:
From: Richard MURPHY <murphman108 at msn.com>
Subject: [NAFEX] Stumped?
To: "nafex" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010, 4:14 PM
Stump Remover = Potassium Nitrate = KNO3
The plan is to impregnate the wood over a period of time so the stump soaks it in.
Then, a fire is built around and on the stump. Ideally, the stump will continue to smolder even after the main fire is out, because...
KNO3 is a common ingredient in most commercial Incense, to provide a continuous burn rate.
KNO3 is not an explosive. It releases oxgen when heated; air or no air.
AMMONIUM nitrate is an explosive, all by itself. It will detonate. (Oklahoma Courthouse)
Full of useless info like this
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