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(Some Guy)   It's always the way isn't it? You just can't dispose of explosives for love nor money   (littlehamptongazette.co.uk) divider line
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2021-07-22 11:55:25 AM  
Watch out, BBC, this might be embarrassing to government agencies and you'll get locked up for it.
 
2021-07-22 12:03:38 PM  
Batman - Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb (complete scene)
Youtube A54ouDOmIS0
 
2021-07-22 12:09:36 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/A54ouDOm​IS0]


One of the greatest moments in cinema history EVAR

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2021-07-22 12:50:45 PM  
Give it to some kids.
 
2021-07-22 12:51:28 PM  
hand flares are explosives now? What a choade
 
2021-07-22 12:55:12 PM  
1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.
 
2021-07-22 12:59:27 PM  
Everyone seems to know the score
They've seen it all before
They just know
They're so sure

That you can just throw it away
Make the flare go away
But you can't throw it away
'Cause no one's helping

Flare left in a pub
Locked in a metal cupboard
If it should go off
There'll be lots of screaming
 
2021-07-22 1:00:01 PM  
Soak it on a bucket of water for a week then crumble it and put it in the trash.
 
2021-07-22 1:02:38 PM  
Use it for a gender reveal party.
 
2021-07-22 1:04:16 PM  

Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.


You made me think of that UN anti-landmine PSA where the kids' soccer game is interrupted by landmines, and I'm shamefully giggling.
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/yes, I know flares don't work that way
 
2021-07-22 1:04:40 PM  
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2021-07-22 1:05:33 PM  
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2021-07-22 1:07:22 PM  
When done properly, explosives get rid of themselves.
 
2021-07-22 1:07:33 PM  
Only one piece of flare?
That's not even the bare minimum.
 
2021-07-22 1:08:03 PM  
Its deactivated
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2021-07-22 1:12:34 PM  
I found a 10 year old can of tetrhydrofuran at work a few months back.

This stuff is tricky because once it's been exposed to air it can form organic peroxides which are very unstable explosives, especially in the threads of a metal cap. If it's a glass container you can visually look for crystal formation, but this was a stainless steel can. I was reluctant to even touch it.

I called around to figure out what to do and eventually got passed to the hazmat guy at the local fire department. He told me to just open it up, dump it in a bucket of water, and pour it down the drain.

:/
 
2021-07-22 1:13:07 PM  
Easy.  Find the nearest 10-11 yo kid.  Say "here you go kid.  Have some fun"   you will never see the flare again.
 
2021-07-22 1:13:49 PM  

Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.


Same way I get rid of used motor oil.
 
2021-07-22 1:15:43 PM  

MythDragon: Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.

Same way I get rid of used motor oil.


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2021-07-22 1:17:34 PM  

Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.


WWE knows how to bury a Flair too.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2021-07-22 1:17:52 PM  

JesseL: I found a 10 year old can of tetrhydrofuran at work a few months back.

This stuff is tricky because once it's been exposed to air it can form organic peroxides which are very unstable explosives, especially in the threads of a metal cap. If it's a glass container you can visually look for crystal formation, but this was a stainless steel can. I was reluctant to even touch it.

I called around to figure out what to do and eventually got passed to the hazmat guy at the local fire department. He told me to just open it up, dump it in a bucket of water, and pour it down the drain.

:/


According to one MSDS I read you can't even pour distilled water down the drain.  Yes, water has a safety data sheet telling you what to do in case of spills or if it catches fire.  Maybe it would react with all the nasty chemicals people are allowed to dump.

(If your water catches on fire, put it out with water.  According to the lawyers at one supplier.)
 
2021-07-22 1:18:38 PM  

MythDragon: Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.

Same way I get rid of used motor oil.


I dump it in the creek to make the water and fish all shiny. It turns them rainbow colored. That's how i let nature know I'm an #ALLY
 
2021-07-22 1:22:37 PM  
Mail it to Australia, they'll know what to do.
 
2021-07-22 1:22:43 PM  
Rent a row boat, go out on the bay, throw the oars away - fire flare.
 
2021-07-22 1:25:05 PM  

ZAZ: JesseL: I found a 10 year old can of tetrhydrofuran at work a few months back.

This stuff is tricky because once it's been exposed to air it can form organic peroxides which are very unstable explosives, especially in the threads of a metal cap. If it's a glass container you can visually look for crystal formation, but this was a stainless steel can. I was reluctant to even touch it.

I called around to figure out what to do and eventually got passed to the hazmat guy at the local fire department. He told me to just open it up, dump it in a bucket of water, and pour it down the drain.

:/

According to one MSDS I read you can't even pour distilled water down the drain.  Yes, water has a safety data sheet telling you what to do in case of spills or if it catches fire.  Maybe it would react with all the nasty chemicals people are allowed to dump.

(If your water catches on fire, put it out with water.  According to the lawyers at one supplier.)


Holy shiat.

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2021-07-22 1:25:15 PM  
Storm drains are also a great place to dispose of unwanted materials.
 
2021-07-22 1:26:07 PM  
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2021-07-22 1:27:15 PM  
We found 2 gallons of pure acetone in my grandparent's basement. My dad poured it into several metal coffee cans on their gravel driveway, and lit each one to burn it off.
 
2021-07-22 1:30:00 PM  
I believe the proper English method of disposing of a flare is to light it and then stick it up your butt.
 
2021-07-22 1:30:42 PM  

JesseL: I found a 10 year old can of tetrhydrofuran at work a few months back.

This stuff is tricky because once it's been exposed to air it can form organic peroxides which are very unstable explosives, especially in the threads of a metal cap. If it's a glass container you can visually look for crystal formation, but this was a stainless steel can. I was reluctant to even touch it.

I called around to figure out what to do and eventually got passed to the hazmat guy at the local fire department. He told me to just open it up, dump it in a bucket of water, and pour it down the drain.

:/


While cleaning out my grandfather's old farm, we found a box of ancient TNT that had been sitting in the loft of a hot barn for years. It was quite melty and covered in crystals. We took one look at it and then tried to think happy thoughts as we backed away slowly. We called the RCMP and they came and took it, and the 6'x6' piece of floor it was attached to, over to a pit to blow up. It was a nice exercise for them. They also took a bunch of WW2 rifle ammo we had no use for (and were illegal AP rounds anyway)
 
2021-07-22 1:33:20 PM  
It's a farking road flare, not an explosive, light a bonfire with it, find some concrete and light it off and let it burn out.

It's not a farking stick of dynamite, Jesus christ.

I played with flares as 10 year old.  What is the problem here?

Open it up where the fuel is exposed and dunk it in water to break it down.

Take a sledge hammer and break down material.

Pee on it.

It doesn't matter.....

It's a road flare.
 
2021-07-22 1:34:03 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: While cleaning out my grandfather's old farm, we found a box of ancient TNT that had been sitting in the loft of a hot barn for years. It was quite melty and covered in crystals.


Those would make for a fun game of Hot Potato.
 
2021-07-22 1:34:33 PM  

Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.


Or, just burn it. Then you don't need as big a hole
 
2021-07-22 1:34:34 PM  

MythDragon: Tr0mBoNe: While cleaning out my grandfather's old farm, we found a box of ancient TNT that had been sitting in the loft of a hot barn for years. It was quite melty and covered in crystals.

Those would make for a fun game of Hot Potato.


The scenes in Lost where they're farking around with old TNT still make my hair stand on end.
 
2021-07-22 1:34:57 PM  
Find the nearest dock - those are upward of $16 each in a marine store and and any boater would love to have one free.
 
2021-07-22 1:37:56 PM  
David said throwing the flare away risks the safety of people.

If only there were a device that could really draw someone's attention to a safety issue. Maybe something bright?

//I'm sure it'll come to me later
 
2021-07-22 1:38:05 PM  

dkulprit: It's a farking road flare, not an explosive, light a bonfire with it, find some concrete and light it off and let it burn out.

It's not a farking stick of dynamite, Jesus christ.

I played with flares as 10 year old.  What is the problem here?

Open it up where the fuel is exposed and dunk it in water to break it down.

Take a sledge hammer and break down material.

Pee on it.

It doesn't matter.....

It's a road flare.


To be fair, I think this is a marine signal flare. So you remove the cap, point up, twist the bottom and it fires a flare high in the sky which then slowly parachutes back down. Think Roman candle on steroids, with a long burning flaming ball.

Not super dangerous, but pretty different than a road flare you light and leave on the pavement.
 
2021-07-22 1:38:40 PM  

MythDragon: Storm drains are also a great place to dispose of unwanted materials.


Seems like your mother in law would get suspicious that you walk out with a full plate and come back with a clean one.
 
2021-07-22 1:40:29 PM  

Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.


Not anymore now everyone knows he owns them.
 
2021-07-22 1:40:37 PM  

dkulprit: It's a farking road flare, not an explosive, light a bonfire with it, find some concrete and light it off and let it burn out.

It's not a farking stick of dynamite, Jesus christ.

I played with flares as 10 year old.  What is the problem here?

Open it up where the fuel is exposed and dunk it in water to break it down.

Take a sledge hammer and break down material.

Pee on it.

It doesn't matter.....

It's a road flare.


*Marine Flare
 
2021-07-22 1:41:06 PM  

tuxq: hand flares are explosives now? What a choade


Starter pistols are supposedly "firearms".  Back when TSA was new the meme was to include a starter pistol in your luggage and strap a big old "contains firearm" sticker on it.  Woe be unto the TSA department or airline who lost it then.  No idea what the law really is/was.
 
2021-07-22 1:43:46 PM  

SpectroBoy: thatguyoverthere70: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/A54ouDOm​IS0]

One of the greatest moments in cinema history EVAR

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Possibly the best series to air on television in the history of ever.
 
2021-07-22 1:45:45 PM  

brilett: Rent a row boat, go out on the bay, throw the oars away - fire flare.


A--- Does not scan/rhyming scheme is poor. Would not sing a round with brilett again.
 
2021-07-22 1:53:13 PM  

MythDragon: Storm drains are also a great place to dispose of unwanted materials.


shiatter's Full!
 
2021-07-22 2:03:02 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: SpectroBoy: thatguyoverthere70: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/A54ouDOm​IS0]

One of the greatest moments in cinema history EVAR

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Possibly the best series to air on television in the history of ever.


This particular clip is from the 1966 MOVIE.
If by some chance you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it and recommend it high.

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2021-07-22 2:09:21 PM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Warthog: 1.  Dig a hole.
2.  Throw the flare into the hole.
3.  Fill the hole.

The end.

Not anymore now everyone knows he owns them.


Why would that matter?
 
2021-07-22 2:17:17 PM  
Keep it in the trunk of your car and deploy it if you ever break down in the middle of the road, at night,  to warn others you are there.
 
2021-07-22 2:17:47 PM  
Set it off, dumbass.
 
2021-07-22 2:35:31 PM  

Private_Citizen: Soak it on a bucket of water for a week then crumble it and put it in the trash.


I've also heard soaking it in light-weight oil will work. It also fouls the propellant so even if you dry it out, it can't be used. But yeah, a flare barely qualifies as an explosive.
 
2021-07-22 2:37:45 PM  
Try licking it a bunch
 
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