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(WTAE)   You may add red phosphorus and fiberglass to your list of stuff not to mix together   (wtae.com) divider line 41
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2012-06-28 11:33:02 AM  
"I do understand there's a possibility of some fingers missing. We did recover some and send them down to UPMC".

Send them to me. I wasn't born with enough middle fingers.
 
2012-06-28 12:00:19 PM  
You may add red phosphorus and fiberglass to your list of stuff not to mix together

FTFY Subby.
 
2012-06-28 12:01:05 PM  
Yeah, I kind of doubt your average person can get a hold of enough red phosphorous to do much damage to themselves, subbs.

/without getting on a list, that is
//that usually accompanies law enforcement kicking down your door at five in the morning......
 
2012-06-28 12:01:59 PM  
in other news, smoking Newport causes lung cancer
 
2012-06-28 12:04:34 PM  
Oh shiat, Loose Change was right, it's Red Thermite!!!
 
2012-06-28 12:05:34 PM  
"It's my understanding there was no heat involved in what they were doing"

He's obviously never mixed fiberglass before. That stuff gets mighty hot all by it's self.
 
2012-06-28 12:07:24 PM  
The problem was not the phosphorus or the fibreglass.
The problem was the stupid.
 
2012-06-28 12:08:01 PM  

Prince George: "It's my understanding there was no heat involved in what they were doing"

He's obviously never mixed fiberglass before. That stuff gets mighty hot all by it's self.


You expect the designated lier to know?
 
2012-06-28 12:12:41 PM  

Prince George: "It's my understanding there was no heat involved in what they were doing"

He's obviously never mixed fiberglass before. That stuff gets mighty hot all by it's self.


The 4th is com'n up, gotta git ready.
 
2012-06-28 12:15:30 PM  
I don't care about his fingers - *my* ears are ringing! Let's focus on what's important here. Can someone help me with this unpleasant sensation I'm having? Hello! Hello! Stop looking for fingers, and help me.
 
2012-06-28 12:21:10 PM  

basemetal: Yeah, I kind of doubt your average person can get a hold of enough red phosphorous to do much damage to themselves, subbs.

/without getting on a list, that is
//that usually accompanies law enforcement kicking down your door at five in the morning......


Red phosphorus may be formed by heating white phosphorus to 250 °C (482 °F) or by exposing white phosphorus to sunlight. Red phosphorus exists as an amorphous network. Upon further heating, the amorphous red phosphorus crystallizes. Red phosphorus does not ignite in air at temperatures below 240 °C, whereas white phosphorus ignites at about 30 °C. Red phosphorus can be converted to white phosphorus upon heating to 260 °C, as can be seen when one strikes a match.
 
2012-06-28 12:28:49 PM  
Firstly:

i47.tinypic.com

Gah!

Secondly: ..."nuclear parts for submarines..." ?

Thirdly, yeah, I'm wondering if the catalyst they used for the fiberglass resin was mixed incorrectly. Dunno if it would heat the phosphorous to 500 deg F, though...any chemists in the room?
 
2012-06-28 12:37:53 PM  
Wait wait, so you mean the stuff on the end of a match? Ok then.
 
2012-06-28 12:41:41 PM  

neversubmit: basemetal: Yeah, I kind of doubt your average person can get a hold of enough red phosphorous to do much damage to themselves, subbs.

/without getting on a list, that is
//that usually accompanies law enforcement kicking down your door at five in the morning......

Red phosphorus may be formed by heating white phosphorus to 250 °C (482 °F) or by exposing white phosphorus to sunlight. Red phosphorus exists as an amorphous network. Upon further heating, the amorphous red phosphorus crystallizes. Red phosphorus does not ignite in air at temperatures below 240 °C, whereas white phosphorus ignites at about 30 °C. Red phosphorus can be converted to white phosphorus upon heating to 260 °C, as can be seen when one strikes a match.


wait, so i start out with white phosphorus and heat it to 250 C and i have red phosphorus, then i heat it another 10 C and i have white phosphorous again? Such strange goings on....

If you mix a hot batch of fiber resin with a lot of hardener it can get hot enough t melt a plastic bucket, but i don't know that it is hot enough to ignite the red phosphorous.
 
2012-06-28 12:42:01 PM  

Prince George: "It's my understanding there was no heat involved in what they were doing"

He's obviously never mixed fiberglass before. That stuff gets mighty hot all by it's self.


Farking catalytic reactions, how do they work?

/don't get fresh resin on your skin
 
2012-06-28 12:44:07 PM  
I like to add just a pinch of chili powder
 
2012-06-28 12:46:38 PM  

Groink: Secondly: ..."nuclear parts for submarines..." ?


Fail safe, my ass.
 
2012-06-28 12:50:09 PM  
We had a ton of that and white phosphorus in chem class back in high school. Instructor even had a 5lb brick of sodium that he would cut chunks off of. That made for some cool outdoor demos... and a lot of Lye in the lake.
 
2012-06-28 12:50:44 PM  
Kids these days likely don't get to see any of that stuff.
 
2012-06-28 12:53:13 PM  
snocone: The problem was not the phosphorus or the fibreglass.
The problem was the stupid.



you'd be amazed at how rampant it runs in these parts.

/sadly, knows the area well
//the MSDS binder looks as if it's been through a low-budget horror flick
///on a side note, the Amtrak "station" there looks like it could easily be a location in a zombie flick.
 
2012-06-28 12:56:45 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

What Chemist might look like.
 
2012-06-28 01:04:47 PM  
CSB:

The last time I heard of "red phosphorous" was when I was still smoking crank and someone used too much in a batch.

I'm sure it has good uses, but whenever I hear "red phosphorous" I cringe and think of that hell I went through.

"They were wrong about pot. How bad can meth be?"

Don't lie to your kids about drugs. They won't believe you when you tell the truth.

/CSB
 
2012-06-28 01:07:29 PM  

vudukungfu: Groink: Secondly: ..."nuclear parts for submarines..." ?

Fail safe, my ass.


Investigators said the workers were mixing red
phosphorus and fiberglass, which are used to make
parts for submarines.

Where are you rocket surgeons getting the 'nuclear' from?
 
2012-06-28 01:17:55 PM  

Boatmech: vudukungfu: Groink: Secondly: ..."nuclear parts for submarines..." ?

Fail safe, my ass.

Investigators said the workers were mixing red
phosphorus and fiberglass, which are used to make
parts for submarines.

Where are you rocket surgeons getting the 'nuclear' from?


By watching the video, at 0:29. Soooo...what's your degree in?
 
2012-06-28 01:26:21 PM  

Groink: Boatmech: vudukungfu: Groink: Secondly: ..."nuclear parts for submarines..." ?

Fail safe, my ass.

Investigators said the workers were mixing red
phosphorus and fiberglass, which are used to make
parts for submarines.

Where are you rocket surgeons getting the 'nuclear' from?

By watching the video, at 0:29. Soooo...what's your degree in?


Ah, DNWV
 
2012-06-28 01:29:56 PM  
"The incident was reported at 7:08 a.m. at 150 N. 4th St., a building that houses the O.C. Lugo Co. Inc. Police said the explosion occurred when red phosphorus and fiberglass powder, two materials used to make igniters for military oxygen generators, were mixed."

Link

You can stop confusing fiberglass with epoxy/polyester resin/vinylester resin now.
 
2012-06-28 01:53:37 PM  

HighZoolander: I don't care about his fingers - *my* ears are ringing! Let's focus on what's important here. Can someone help me with this unpleasant sensation I'm having? Hello! Hello! Stop looking for fingers, and help me.


Put some fingers in 'em.
 
2012-06-28 01:57:02 PM  

tburns6: What Chemist might look like.


The tighty whities are a giveaway
 
2012-06-28 02:00:41 PM  
It could have been static electricity. It could have been spark. It could have been just about anything

Anything?

Maybe it was a lightning bolt from a cloud.

www.lolbrary.com

Or snakes, maybe it was a cobra?

chzbromania.files.wordpress.com

// GIS for "anything"

// yo joe
 
2012-06-28 02:15:08 PM  
the company will need to hire a cleaning crew before workers are allowed to return to work.

musta been some damn big fingers
 
2012-06-28 02:32:02 PM  

twisted_ginger_67:
you'd be amazed at how rampant it runs in these parts.


Agreed


/just south of ya
 
2012-06-28 02:34:04 PM  
Weird. I had the song "Yellow Submarine" in my head from the UPS truck in Biscayne Bay story, then I unknowingly scroll down to an actual submarine article.

/random submarine trifecta in play
 
2012-06-28 02:49:57 PM  

Prince George: "It's my understanding there was no heat involved in what they were doing"

He's obviously never mixed fiberglass before. That stuff gets mighty hot all by it's self.


My father was an industrial designer who did a lot of prototyping with fiberglass. A buddy of his who did large scale manufacturing had his plant burn down, destroying all his production molds, including some of my dad's. The story goes that a worker had mixed up a large amount of resin in a gallon coffee can to do manual brush work... then decided to go on break. Sucker set itself on fire just sitting there unattended.
 
2012-06-28 03:29:57 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: in other news, smoking Newport causes lung cancer


Myth.
 
2012-06-28 04:04:57 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Jon iz teh kewl: in other news, smoking Newport causes lung cancer

Myth.


no No No, I've been to Newport and that's where EB is and where they make submarines.
An they use radiation when they make them and radiation is a carcinogen like oxygen except it can spread really fast like if it's hot, like if New port was on fire, and really smoking, I bet everyone would get cancer from Stanford to westerly, RI.
 
2012-06-28 04:54:14 PM  

vudukungfu: StoPPeRmobile: Jon iz teh kewl: in other news, smoking Newport causes lung cancer

Myth.

no No No, I've been to Newport and that's where EB is and where they make submarines.
An they use radiation when they make them and radiation is a carcinogen like oxygen except it can spread really fast like if it's hot, like if New port was on fire, and really smoking, I bet everyone would get cancer from Stanford to westerly, RI.


lol
 
2012-06-28 05:03:10 PM  
"This was an explosion in (one worker's) hands," New Haven Hose Company Fire Chief Bob Topper said. "I do understand there's a possibility of some fingers missing. We did recover some and send them down to UPMC.

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/fayette/Two-workers-hurt-in-Fayette-Cou nty-plant-accident/-/10931844/15315744/-/13uxn37/-/index.html#ixzz1z7k Vlcnf

Did he just want to leave us in suspense for a sentence?
 
2012-06-28 05:07:35 PM  

skabbo: "This was an explosion in (one worker's) hands," New Haven Hose Company Fire Chief Bob Topper said. "I do understand there's a possibility of some fingers missing. We did recover some and send them down to UPMC.

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/fayette/Two-workers-hurt-in-Fayette-Cou nty-plant-accident/-/10931844/15315744/-/13uxn37/-/index.html#ixzz1z7k Vlcnf

Did he just want to leave us in suspense for a sentence? More at eleven

FTFY.
 
2012-06-28 05:30:09 PM  

StoPPeRmobile:
Did he just want to leave us in suspense for a sentence? More at eleven
FTFY.


Yeah, I'm not sure how I stuck the bold tags in there without noticing their big copy embed below it. Sneaky SEOer bastards.
 
2012-06-28 09:18:10 PM  
I wouldn`t mix phosphorous of any kind with anything but that`s just me, a boring old eight fingers and two thumbs kind of guy.
 
2012-06-29 07:43:31 AM  
www.stacymakescents.com
red phosphorous?

www.freecigarettecoupons.net
fiber glass!
 
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