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Why you don't want to short your SLA battery
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These things can provide incredible current into a short circuit.
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This one was in a robot competition.  The fire was most impressive:
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Yeah, you want to make sure nothing metallic can touch or fall on the terminals of most any type of battery.  That's how houses burn down.   Unsure
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To say nothing of the defence lawyer in the arson case whose pants caught fire (allegedly due to a faulty e-cig battery, but who knows...)

(reported on CBC radio, no link provided)
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I read about that. Seems the lawyer was starting closing arguments to the jury.
Their defense to the criminal charge was "spontaneous combustion." The judge is skeptical of the spontaneous ignition of the lawyers pants.
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When I was at school (while dinosaurs still roamed the land) a friend "acquired" some flammable materials from the chemistry lab and took them home for some extra-curricular research. Unfortunately they spontaneously combusted in his trouser pocket while on the bus home. He spent three weeks in hospital and has permanent scarring.

so while spontaneous combustion in the pants sounds funny, it's not something I'd like to try for myself.
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#6
I had a friend who acquired some KClO3 while in school.
He was mixing it with sugar when he burned his hand.  Seems strong oxidizers and fuel don't need an ignition source.
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(03-09-2017, 08:43 PM)justMongo Wrote: I had a friend who acquired some KClO3 while in school.
He was mixing it with sugar when he burned his hand.  Seems strong oxidizers and fuel don't need an ignition source.

That's nothing... I once drank about 6 ounces of pure DHMO (Dihyrdogen Monoxide - a popular solvent).  I thought I had picked up my glass of 7-UP soda.

There's nothing quite like that type of experience.  

Coffee
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I once set a Cops private car on fire when I was fitting a new battery to it decades ago when I worked in a service station workshop (yes, I am that old.. I pre-date the lolly shops that are the service stations of today   Unsure )..... Accidentally jammed the spanner between the two battery terminals. 


It also doesn't pay to charge L.Ion batteries with the wrong charger/amp rate... that's why they catch fire when used in motorcycles and other things.
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Wow
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I can't wait for Curly, Jack and Bill to top those war story's

Eat-popcorn
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(03-09-2017, 08:53 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: That's nothing... I once drank about 6 ounces of pure DHMO (Dihyrdogen Monoxide - a popular solvent).  I thought I had picked up my glass of 7-UP soda.

There's nothing quite like that type of experience.  

Coffee

You're lucky you didn't die! It is a colorless and odorless chemical compound and an inhalation hazard. it has been known to cause death if inhaled.

To be honest, I'm kind of hooked on it myself.


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