[time-nuts] Naval Jelly at home depot 25-35% Phosphoric acid

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Tue Apr 13 10:10:37 EDT 2010


In the name of drug enforcement, Texas is completely stopping anyone
interested in science. I guess I was wrong in thinking Texas was different
from the nanny states on the coasts.  The US is molding its kids into good
football fans and Walmart clerks.

FWIW,

-John

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> Chems might be legal in Texas, but god forbid you have a flask without a
> permit:
>
> http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/HS/htm/HS.481.htm
>
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Bill <phase3 at wcc.net> wrote:
>> Paul, do you live in Colorado or California?   Most places in Texas
>> where
>> chemicals are sold carry this kind of merchandize and one is free to buy
>> them...In quantity you may raise eyebrows but Texas is still a free
>> country!
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>> Behalf Of paul swed
>> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 5:14 PM
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Naval Jelly at home depot 25-35% Phosphoric
>> acid
>>
>> Thats some serious stuff.
>> I know a long time ago 30+ years you could buy all sorts of things for
>> the
>> amateur chemist.
>> Especially if you lived in a farm region.
>> Its funny how things have changed. Everything is so dangerous these
>> days.
>> I will say I needed sulphuric acid for a large battery set and after a
>> big
>> run around I did finally find a auto store that sold a gallon for $2.50.
>> Three X more then I needed but what the heck.
>> But my goodness what type of store are you talking about. Thats some
>> serious
>> stuff depending on the concentration.
>> Regards
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Bill <phase3 at wcc.net> wrote:
>>
>>> I purchase 75% phosphoric acid at a commercial chemical
>>> establishment...They
>>> sell house cleaning chemicals for commercial cleaning folks.  They sell
>>> sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) outstanding for etching aluminum
>>> outside a
>>> closed space, nitric acid, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, mek
>>> (methyl
>>> ethyl keytone), trichloroethylene (I think that’s correct spelling),
>>> etc....phosphoric will burn your hands but even at 75% it is not that
>>> caustic and putting hands in it momentarily to remove the object you’re
>>> cleaning is NOT that bad
with a little cold water hand rinse (and
>>> moisturizing crème as one ‘weeney’ suggested), the damage is minimal
>>> and
>>> not
>>> generally lasting.   Chemicals are easy to find especially in the city
>>> and
>>> buying them over the internet might get you an inquiry from your local
>>> DEA
>>> officer, Police department or sheriff’s dept.  I can state that with
>>> some
>>> degree of accuracy as I was an elected District/County attorney for
>>> approximately 14 years in Texas and had a ‘close’ relationship with the
>>> ‘authorities.’
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> W5STP
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>>> Behalf Of paul swed
>>> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:08 AM
>>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Naval Jelly at home depot 25-35% Phosphoric
>>> acid
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Well 8 oz fits my bill pretty well.
>>>
>>> Granted not 85% but from what I read on the thread I don't need that
>>>
>>> strength.
>>>
>>> Did look for jasco and did not see it. But it would be easy to overlook
>>>
>>> frankly.
>>>
>>> So many weird products
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:50 AM, Charles P. Steinmetz <
>>>
>>> charles_steinmetz at lavabit.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> > Joe wrote:
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> >  Where do you get [liquid phosphoric acid]?
>>>
>>> >>
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> > I buy concentrated (85% solution) phosphoric acid by the gallon on
>>> eBay.
>>>
>>> >  There are several good chemical suppliers selling that and other
>>> useful
>>>
>>> > things.  I've had good results with these folks, among others
>>> (although
>> I
>>>
>>> > dearly wish they'd switch from FedEx Ground to UPS):
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> > 250404008386
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> > Best regards,
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> > Charles
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> >
>>>
>>> >
>>>
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