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Dispose of old 4756

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by mirage1, Mar 23, 2008.

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  1. mirage1

    mirage1 Member

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    What is the best way to dispose of very old 4756 gun powder???
    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. Remo

    Remo TS Member

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    Send it to me. I've used powder 40 years old with no problems.
     
  3. mirage1

    mirage1 Member

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    I would love to do that Remo but I am not sure it all even 4756 plus the
    and hazard material thing would be worth it.
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    why dispose of it, anybody on here will take it
     
  5. Tdog

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    If it has gone bad you can use it as lawn fertilizer. If it's a powder you don't want to use, give to someone who does. If stored properly it will last for many years. As Remo mentioned, 40 year old powder can still be good.
     
  6. superxjeff

    superxjeff Active Member

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    Put it on the garden or make a long line of it in the dirt and burn it off. The garden trick is best and your plants will get bigger! Jeff
     
  7. Gary Waalkes

    Gary Waalkes Well-Known Member

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    Agree with SuperXJeff
    the fastest way to get rid of unwanted powder is to spread a line of it (thin line) and burn it. burns very fast, very hot, and the flames go up fairly high so keep away from things like pine trees, gasoline, the house, etc. If you spread on a concrete patio or driveway, it will leave a mark.

    Another way is to spread out over a dirt area (like a garden) and rake it in.
     
  8. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Gun powder contains a lot of nitrogen. Nitrogen causes plants to grow healthy and happy. If you don't want to shoot the powder, sprinkle it around a plant you like.

    Pat Ireland
     
  9. Duck Head

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    If you fertilize your veggies with 4756 don't drop them after you pick them.And DON'T light your farts after you eat them!
     
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