The Microwave Boom

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Vanquished, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Two Idiots I work with were having a pointless discussion on whether or not you put a can of spray paint in a completely sealed microwave and turn it on, that in like 30 minutes of the microwave being on it would blow up... I said i'd try it for them and i will... When i have the time...
    DO you guys think it will work?
    I have no idea...
     
  2. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    My theory is that after a long enough time, the plastic cover will melt leaving the can spraying out the airosol... Since the can is metal it will spark and since the microwave is closed tight it will explode not so much in a fiery death type boom but a pressure popping boom...
    I think i'll stand back when i try it...
     
  3. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    It would definately Blow up.
    Be VERY CAREFUL if you try it. Don't do it to a good microwave.
     
  4. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Nah i got a crappy old radiation emitting microwave that i'll use...
    I also have an open field and 100 feet of extension cord, in case of shrapnel :)
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I voted for "what's a microwave" :smoker:
     
  6. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    That is like you...
    You crazy New Englander!
    Oh wait im a crazy new englander, we aint got no fancy microwaves wheres i come from
     
  7. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey Ejn Why you know think it won't work...
    Of course when i do it, i'll tell you guys the results but i think it'll work... Ok maybe ill have to add a Catylist like a weakened cap or a cd that sparks a **** load but i think it'll work...
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Vanquished - Please use the edit button, it's there for a reason.
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Dude...
    I did it once, chill out... I've posted enough times to know the ropes... In my entire posting history here i have probably double posted 3 times... This one included...

    EDIT: Sorry for being all pissy, im just tired i gues...
     
  10. Ferral_Imp

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    enough heat + aerosol can = explosion
    aerosol can + open flame = exploding fireball


    Though I don't know if the metal can would short out the microwave before the can got hot enough to go boom.
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Bit of ironic advice isn't it?. :rolleyes:


    Anyway, I'd be extremely careful trying anything like this, but let us know how it goes if you do :D


    oh, and take pics :p
     
  12. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Still have your damaged equipment pictures Speedy? Is that site still there?
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It's still lurking away on my server somewhere.

    Got it, http://sduff.speedyb.co.uk/HWKill/ hasn't been updated in years though :D
     
  14. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I'll take a video of it i guess... then ill just like take stills from it... Or ill use a digital camera... lol
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    my opinion

    the can will arc, the contents will become excited, the can will explode

    however, I don't know much about microwaves and the the metal might cheild the contents from them.

    I would get an old miicrowave with an electronic timer so you can turn the timer with the thing unplugged

    get as long an extension cord as possible, set up teg video behind plexiglass

    bing, will wait for video
     
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  16. ejn74

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    If your going to do it the way you described it may be safe
     
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  17. Ferral_Imp

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    If you do this, don't stand anywhere within a 50ft radius of the microwave or make sure to put a solid wall capable of stopping projectiles between you and the microwave cuz sometimes only the bottom of the can will blow off and the rest of the can will become a fast moving projectile with potentially deadly force.
     
  18. GEN3RIC

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    If somebody does it and doesnt have a quality video, they will get banned!
     
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  20. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Interesting...
    Cool site, I still firmly believe that it will work...
    Im still waiting for a time to do it thought, The town of dover is a very small town, and even though i have a lot of land, i also have bad neighbors.... I'll try to get it done soon, but the most practical time would be in the summer when everyone is at their summer houses :(
     
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