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btw saltpeter is KNO3, not NAO3. NAO3 is sodium nitate, saltpeter is potassium nitrate. Although, they are very similar.
first off you're credit went down the drain when you typed NAo3 which does not exist also i think you meant NaO3 which also does not exist and is far from saltpeter (potassium nitrate) which is KNO3 also it's an oxidizer which means that it help the fuel burn without the help of oxygen.
DONT'T USE CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES!!! Those contain a large concentration of clay and cause much more residue and less of a potent mix. Use any hardwood LUMP charcoal... this is all natural charcoal (oxygen deprived burning wood). You'll have much better results.
CountryGun Thanks for the Information on where to Get the Salt Peter but we Are talking Chemistry here. You DO NOT want anything in the mix that is not needed because of that Charcoal briquettes are not the best idea as companies add all sorts of things to the mix to make them burn hotter and longer not to mention start Quicker. For best Quality I would suggest Making your own Charcoal. I think we have all seen the Char-Cloth Videos on you-tube. Its simple to do. You're just scaling up the idea. Use a old popcorn tin drilling a hole in the lid big enough to let the hot water Vapors out without letting in oxygen to feed combustion of the hard wood. AND DO USE hard wood. Soft woods such as pine contain resins most of the time that contain Turpin's where we get turpentine. If you really want to go big you could look at how others actually produce their charcoal for their Metal Forge's. I've seen some as big around as a small pool the size really is limitless as long as you can release the water vapors while not allowing combustion of the wood used. I Would NEVER Use Black Powder produced with briquettes in one of my fire-arms.
Lowe's, Home Depot, or just about any garden center. Look in the herbicides or stump removers.
Posted:May 29, 2007
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