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safe disposal of old M80

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by safety first, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. safety first

    safety first here New Member

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    HI everyone...
    I am just interested in finding out how to get rid of my
    ex's old M80...I have tried googling it and get puny answers..

    It has been with us for 25 years, and currently resides in a small box
    in the upper corner of the garage shelving.

    My son has agreed to come and dispose of it today..we are concerned that
    it is unstable, and possible hazard therefore.
    It would be terrible for either of us to be injured in this process, so I am
    asking you folks, who live with live ammo, to give me, the neophyte,
    some tips about how to handle this.

    Thank you for your input! The landfill hazardous waste disposal will take it, but I have to get it there first!
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are we talking about a M80 firecracker? If so A long soak in a bucket of water should render it useless.
     
  3. safety first

    safety first here New Member

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    Thank you for asking! I don't really know what it is..
    red, with a fuse in the middle of a short tube..
     
  4. safety first

    safety first here New Member

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    Also, I don't know how to get it from the box into the water...gotta do some handling somehow..
    is it ok to touch?..

    I know this sounds pretty silly..maybe making mountains from molehills...
    but I know people get injured sometimes,
    and I don't want to join the statistics..
    make my living with my hands!
     
  5. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    I just destroyed a bunch of them. Take them out and drop them in a bucket of water. The next day go out and put them in the trash.
     
  6. Benihaus

    Benihaus Portland American

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    you will be fine handling them .. if you a overly concerned use heavy leather gloves.
     
  7. Douglas

    Douglas Oregon Active Member

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    I use to destroy them a lighter and some beer.
     
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  8. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    They're just cardboard and aluminum powder leave it in the box and take the hose to it for a little bit.
    Some of them were made water resistant so you would have to soak it for a few days. Or take the box top off set it out side light the fuse and run thats way more fun.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Why not just light the fuse and get away?

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  10. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Had some that had been around for years...

    Oh what to do...:paranoid::paranoid::paranoid:

    Put them in a Zip-Loc bag with some cooking oil
    and put them in the trash...:thumbup:

    They don't bite....;)

    Jack...:cool:
     
  11. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    It has about a half gram of flash powder which does not "degrade". Light the fuse and enjoy it
     
  12. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi Safety frist,
    Just call the Police or Sheriff and thay will remove for you. They have people that do that.
    Tony Porland, Oregon Area
     
  13. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Serious? GTFO.
     
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  14. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    bic comes to mind
     
  15. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    If it was us I would supply the shots
     
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  16. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sure had a lot of fun with these in the past. Haven't seen one for years. If I had it, I would "dispose" of it in the only proper way! "Hey, y'all! Watch this!"
     
  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing there's a good reason that he/she is an ex by this question;)

    Not much for fun stuff?
     
  18. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Whatever you do, don't light it and try to throw it at a roadrunner! Nothing good can come from it!
     
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  19. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I missed this post.

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  20. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    For the love of God!! Just light the SOB are you friggin for real??
     
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