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But seriously, 2 questions:

1 - Is it legal for a private citizen to possess that much ammo in a
private home?


Yes


2 - What would happen if there was a fire in that basement?


The ammo would heat up and propel the bullets a short distance at low speed
and pressure. In firearms ammo is meant to be chambered. Beer bottles would
create shrapnel and be undrinkable to first responders.


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On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:37:24 -0400, Tekkie®
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DerbyDad03 posted for all of us...


But seriously, 2 questions:

1 - Is it legal for a private citizen to possess that much ammo in a
private home?


Yes


2 - What would happen if there was a fire in that basement?


The ammo would heat up and propel the bullets a short distance at low speed
and pressure. In firearms ammo is meant to be chambered. Beer bottles would
create shrapnel and be undrinkable to first responders.


Shotgun shells do less than that. The sidewall just blows out and the
shot will not even break the crimp. I would be more worried about a
jerry can of gas in the garage and a propane cylinder irs a real
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:51:41 -0700, Taxed and Spent
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On 6/28/2016 5:36 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:


One word: Aerosol cans.


Aerosol cans, at least the butane ones, are designed to blow out a seam
in a controlled fashion, not just blow up.


Since they did away with the safe propellants with CFC, just about all
of them have flammable gasses in them. It may not explode in a shower
of shrapnel but they still can be exciting.
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:33:26 -0700 (PDT), bob_villain
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Aerosol cans, at least the butane ones, are designed to blow out a seam
in a controlled fashion, not just blow up.


CO2 is almost universally used now...unless you're talking about the fuel itself. WD-40 was a great thing for starting small engines...when it was pressurized with propane!


There are plenty that shoot fire when you hold a lighter in front of
them.
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Aerosol cans, at least the butane ones, are designed to blow out a seam
in a controlled fashion, not just blow up.


CO2 is almost universally used now...unless you're talking about the fuel itself. WD-40 was a great thing for starting small engines...when it was pressurized with propane!


There are plenty that shoot fire when you hold a lighter in front of
them.


I understand your point, but propellants have changed...if they worked more efficiently...they should have stayed with the flammable gases.
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:19:53 -0700 (PDT), bob_villain
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On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:06:39 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:33:26 -0700 (PDT), bob_villain
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Aerosol cans, at least the butane ones, are designed to blow out a seam
in a controlled fashion, not just blow up.

CO2 is almost universally used now...unless you're talking about the fuel itself. WD-40 was a great thing for starting small engines...when it was pressurized with propane!


There are plenty that shoot fire when you hold a lighter in front of
them.


I understand your point, but propellants have changed...if they worked more efficiently...they should have stayed with the flammable gases.


The problem with CO2 is the vapor pressure is 25 times that of butane
and 150 times that of freon. It would take a very substantial can to
hold liquid CO2 and if it is not liquid, you might as well use air.
You are not going to propel much product with a gas.
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On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:19:53 -0700 (PDT), bob_villain
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On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:06:39 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Tue, 28 Jun 2016 18:33:26 -0700 (PDT), bob_villain
wrote:


Aerosol cans, at least the butane ones, are designed to blow out a seam
in a controlled fashion, not just blow up.

CO2 is almost universally used now...unless you're talking about the fuel itself. WD-40 was a great thing for starting small engines...when it was pressurized with propane!

There are plenty that shoot fire when you hold a lighter in front of
them.


I understand your point, but propellants have changed...if they worked more efficiently...they should have stayed with the flammable gases.


The problem with CO2 is the vapor pressure is 25 times that of butane
and 150 times that of freon. It would take a very substantial can to
hold liquid CO2 and if it is not liquid, you might as well use air.
You are not going to propel much product with a gas.


....now you're getting boring...thanks, we'll talk another day...
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