16103Views19Replies

Author Options:

What around the house is made of iron? Answered

I need it to make iron filings.

Discussions

0
None
robotguy4

Best Answer 9 years ago

Lets see... What do I have here at home?
Iron nails...
Iron Irons...

What about cereal? Yes. You read that right. Cereal. The stuff people eat every morning. CEREAL. The stuff that goes well with whiskey... Or milk... CEREAL!

You will need to find cereal that is iron enriched. YES! FOR THE LAST TIME!! CEREAL! SOME CEREAL HAS IRON IN IT!!! Anywho, iron enriched cereal. It may say "reduced iron" on the side of the box under ingredients.

This video shows you how to do it:

In the end you will end up with a nice iron powder for you nefarious plans.
0
None
XOIIOrobotguy4

Answer 9 years ago

Damn! I knew there was iron in cereal, but I didn't know you can get it out. Thanks!

0
None
robotguy4XOIIO

Answer 9 years ago

Yeah, actually I've been thinking about doing this too for a while. It wasn't until I saw your question that I actually got the initiative to research how to extract the iron. Thanks, I guess...

0
None
robotguy4robotguy4

Answer 9 years ago

Please note: I'm a bit crazy. No I'm not! Yes you are! I'LL SHOW YOU CRAZY! *rolls on floor, punching and biting self* Just kidding!

0
None
solidacid

9 years ago

Transformers! you probably have at least 20 of them lying around. a transformer is basically a lump of iron with lots of copper wound around it. old plumbing pipes should work as well.

0
None
XOIIOsolidacid

Answer 9 years ago

Well I think your very lucky! Not that many people have 20 giant alien robots that turn into cars lying around! ;-)

0
None
solidacidXOIIO

Answer 9 years ago

XD, i was talking about the more boring kind of transformers. but sure, you could probably use the other kind as well ; )

0
None
XOIIOsolidacid

Answer 9 years ago

LOL! In the middle of the night " hey optimus, turn around for a second " *grabs bench grinder*...

0
None
DELETED_evilfrogieXOIIO

Answer 9 years ago

You might actually. If i remember correctly, things like phone charges, laptop power packs and computer power supplys.

0
None
solidacid

9 years ago

i forgot about car brakes! a few weeks ago, my father changed the brakes on our car and i noticed they where full of metal dust, i checked with a magnet and sure enough! it's iron :D

0
None
vince 09

9 years ago

dose it have to be iron of can it be steel

0
None
frollardXOIIO

Answer 9 years ago

it's a heck of a lot more work to make iron filings than it is to buy them online. I know its not what you wanted to know, but really I speak truth. As vince suggested steel wool is mostly iron. What's your project?

0
None
XOIIOfrollard

Answer 9 years ago

Well, iron filings align with magnetic fields, and I have a ton of magnets I want to fool around with to see the difference.

0
None
frollardXOIIO

Answer 9 years ago

scissor up some steel wool, then put it in a bottle of mineral oil. It works the same - and shows the fields (even better than just filings)

0
None
vince 09XOIIO

Answer 9 years ago

your best bet is to look for cast iron, if it will work. finding it is easy if you have a shop look for rather big heavy parts that look kinda bumpy. the older the better the older it is the more likely its cast iron they are goin to more aluminium stuff now. but look for bell housings gear boxes transfer cases differentials engine blocks thats the most common cast iron items that come to my mind

0
None
trf

9 years ago

really depends...theres old cast iron fire places, u can get iron piping,u can get iron grills.