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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:12 pm    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

Over the years I collected two old BRS chutes, repurposed the parachutes into hand deployed, which left me two left over launchers. One is a rocket, one is an antique that has a 2 pound slug over the top of a couple ten gauge shotgun shells.
Decided that the 4th of July would be a good time to get rid of them, screwed them to a chunk of 4x4, clamped the whole rig into a portable workbench, set it beside the runway, ran a new paracord from the attach cables to an old T-shirt so that they wouldn't go too far when fired, set up the video camera and pulled the red handles. (s)
They didn't fire.
Now I have two malfunctioned explosive ordinance devices sitting at the edge of the airstrip, and a wife who is MOST unhappy.
I am thinking tomorrow I stick them down into a 5 gallon steel bucket filled with wood and charcoal, out in the middle of a 300 acre field, set it on fire, and stay a long way away from it.
But I am open to suggestions.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:21 pm    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

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--> Kolb-List message posted by: "Richard Pike" <thegreybaron(at)charter.net>Over the years I collected two old BRS chutes, repurposed the parachutes into hand deployed, which left me two left over launchers. One is a rocket, one is an antique that has a 2 pound slug over the top of a couple ten gauge shotgun shells.Decided that the 4th of July would be a good time to get rid of them, screwed them to a chunk of 4x4, clamped the whole rig into a portable workbench, set it beside the runway, ran a new paracord from the attach cables to an old T-shirt so that they wouldn't go too far when fired, set up the video camera and pulled the red handles. (s)They didn't fire.Now I have two malfunctioned explosive ordinance devices sitting at the edge of the airstrip, and a wife who is MOST unhappy.I am thinking tomorrow I stick them down into a 5 gallon steel bucket filled with wood and charcoal, out in the middle of a 300 acre field, set it on fire, and stay a long way away from it.But I am open to suggestions.You can laugh if you want to.--------Richard PikeKolb MKIII N420P (420ldPoops)Kingsport, TN 3TN0Forgiving is tough, being forgiven is wonderful, and God's grace really is amazing.Read this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=502703#502703http://forums.matronics.comhttp://wiki.matronics.comhttp://www.matronics.com/contribution


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:24 pm    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

It sounds as though your life experiences and mine are a lot alike. Until I was about 30 I would do something that didn't work out, and when asked, responded with "It seemed like a good idea at the time". Then for the next thirty I was at the top of my game. Now I have reverted to - "It seemed like a good idea at the time", once again. 
I believe I would ask the Sheriff's dept for guidance. They should have a safe place to dispose of them.
Hang in there,
Larry
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Over the years I collected two old BRS chutes, repurposed the parachutes into hand deployed, which left me two left over launchers. One is a rocket, one is an antique that has a 2 pound slug over the top of a couple ten gauge shotgun shells.
Decided that the 4th of July would be a good time to get rid of them, screwed them to a chunk of 4x4, clamped the whole rig into a portable workbench, set it beside the runway, ran a new paracord from the attach cables to an old T-shirt so that they wouldn't go too far when fired, set up the video camera and pulled the red handles. (s)
They didn't fire.
Now I have two malfunctioned explosive ordinance devices sitting at the edge of the airstrip, and a wife who is MOST unhappy.
I am thinking tomorrow I stick them down into a 5 gallon steel bucket filled with wood and charcoal, out in the middle of a 300 acre field, set it on fire, and stay a long way away from it.
But I am open to suggestions.
You can laugh if you want to.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: More crud Reply with quote

Larry - this makes it even better -
The summer before Covid I called the Sherriff's department, and they sent two officers out, they looked at my mess, and said "Why don't you wait until the 4th of July and just shoot them out into the field?"
So here we are...
Thinking about the safe place to dispose of them; my nephew works for Holston Defense, the BAE run plant that makes explosives, they are just west of Kingsport on the N side of Bays Mountain.
So I called him tonight, thinking he might have some suggestions.
He said they have bunkers full of old ordinance that no one wants to deal with, bunkers full of really nasty stuff that everyone ignores.
But he is willing to get involved, it is his idea to have the burn can out in the middle of the field, he says old explosives are best disposed of by burning.
We'll see.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:01 am    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

Keep the video running after you retreat from the field. Could be exciting.

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--> Kolb-List message posted by: "Richard Pike" <thegreybaron(at)charter.net>Over the years I collected two old BRS chutes, repurposed the parachutes into hand deployed, which left me two left over launchers. One is a rocket, one is an antique that has a 2 pound slug over the top of a couple ten gauge shotgun shells.Decided that the 4th of July would be a good time to get rid of them, screwed them to a chunk of 4x4, clamped the whole rig into a portable workbench, set it beside the runway, ran a new paracord from the attach cables to an old T-shirt so that they wouldn't go too far when fired, set up the video camera and pulled the red handles. (s)They didn't fire.Now I have two malfunctioned explosive ordinance devices sitting at the edge of the airstrip, and a wife who is MOST unhappy.I am thinking tomorrow I stick them down into a 5 gallon steel bucket filled with wood and charcoal, out in the middle of a 300 acre field, set it on fire, and stay a long way away from it.But I am open to suggestions.You can laugh if you want to.--------Richard PikeKolb MKIII N420P (420ldPoops)Kingsport, TN 3TN0Forgiving is tough, being forgiven is wonderful, and God's grace really is amazing.Read this topic online here:http://forums.matronics.com/viewtopic.php?p=502703#502703http://forums.matronics.comhttp://wiki.matronics.comhttp://www.matronics.com/contribution




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:34 am    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

Okay Larry I have one left over from an old BRS and need to get rid of it. My desire was to watch it lift off. I thought it was a good idea Instead, I will be calling the fire department has-mat handler and find out who disposes of this kind of stuff safely.

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It sounds as though your life experiences and mine are a lot alike. Until I was about 30 I would do something that didn't work out, and when asked, responded with "It seemed like a good idea at the time". Then for the next thirty I was at the top of my game. Now I have reverted to - "It seemed like a good idea at the time", once again.



I believe I would ask the Sheriff's dept for guidance. They should have a safe place to dispose of them.



Hang in there,

Larry



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Over the years I collected two old BRS chutes, repurposed the parachutes into hand deployed, which left me two left over launchers. One is a rocket, one is an antique that has a 2 pound slug over the top of a couple ten gauge shotgun shells.
Decided that the 4th of July would be a good time to get rid of them, screwed them to a chunk of 4x4, clamped the whole rig into a portable workbench, set it beside the runway, ran a new paracord from the attach cables to an old T-shirt so that they wouldn't go too far when fired, set up the video camera and pulled the red handles. (s)
They didn't fire.
Now I have two malfunctioned explosive ordinance devices sitting at the edge of the airstrip, and a wife who is MOST unhappy.
I am thinking tomorrow I stick them down into a 5 gallon steel bucket filled with wood and charcoal, out in the middle of a 300 acre field, set it on fire, and stay a long way away from it.
But I am open to suggestions.
You can laugh if you want to.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: More crud Reply with quote

Richard, I think you’re dealing with propellants vs explosives. Less than 25,000 FPS. Probably significantly less. Difference is a non contained propellant isn’t creating the brisance and over pressure of a high order explosive.
Remove the 2lb slug and any other projectile, and burn in a pit. A long high temp burn would be preferable.
Do it after sunset for entertainment value, lol.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:48 am    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

Here in the West things are so dry and people so nuts recentantly that I "assumed" people would go nuts if you shot off a rocket. Not to mention the possible terrorist aspect of things. Smile However it would not be amiss to at least let them know your intentions, and they might well tell you to "fire away". At least your butt would be covered.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: More crud Reply with quote

Nephew & I set a 5 gallon steel bucket WAAAY out in the field, pointed the devices down, surrounded it with cinder blocks and covered it with chain link fence.
Had a bunch of scrap wood soaking in kerosene all day, packed into the bucket around the devices, set it on fire and got back.

The two 10 gauge shotgun shells went off after about 15 minutes, good thing we had the chain link fence over everything, the base of the launcher was screwed into the 4x4 with 3/16 wood screws, it sheared them off, and bounced the launcher off the chain link, knocked a pretty good dent in it. The slug went through the bottom of the bucket and is about 11" deep in the ground.

About 15 minutes later the rocket went off with a loud WOOF, it also penetrated the bucket, I cleaned up the mess this morning, took these pictures.

Quite thankful now that the shotgun shell device did not fire Sunday night, since it sheared the screws. Once again the Lord protected his idiot preacher, not to mention the neighbors who were off to the side.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:45 pm    Post subject: More crud Reply with quote

Another good story!! Sounds like fun.. in that no one was killed!! LOL

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Nephew & I set a 5 gallon steel bucket WAAAY out in the field, pointed
the devices down, surrounded it with cinder blocks and covered it with
chain link fence.
Had a bunch of scrap wood soaking in kerosene all day, packed into the
bucket around the devices, set it on fire and got back.

The two 10 gauge shotgun shells went off after about 15 minutes, good
thing we had the chain link fence over everything, the base of the
launcher was screwed into the 4x4 with 3/16 wood screws, it sheared
them off, and bounced the launcher off the chain link, knocked a
pretty good dent in it. The slug went through the bottom of the bucket
and is about 11" deep in the ground.

About 15 minutes later the rocket went off with a loud WOOF, it also
penetrated the bucket, I cleaned up the mess this morning, took these
pictures.

Quite thankful now that the shotgun shell device did not fire Sunday
night, since it sheared the screws. Once again the Lord protected his
idiot preacher, not to mention the neighbors who were off to the side.

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Kolb MKIII N420P (420ldPoops)
Kingsport, TN 3TN0

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