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Powder Storage

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CB900F, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. CB900F

    CB900F Member

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    Fella's;

    I find I'm accumulating enough powder to possibly merit a dedicated storage cabinet. I'm looking for information to include at what amount should a cabinet be aquired, what type of cabinet, and sources for cabinets. Is a flammable cabinet enough, or are there other considerations? This is not a commercial application, just home use.

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    Check your local laws because some are stricter. National Fire Code states that between 20-50#s be stored in a wooden box with walls no thinner than 1" or an approved metal container. Under 20#s is normal manufacturer's recommendations. Not following the fire or local codes can cost you your home owners policy if something were to happen. There are more details on storage container construction in the NFPA code book.


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  4. homatok

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    Use an old fridge with a magnetic door so that in case of a fire it will pop open and release the pressure.
     
  5. Brian10

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    I use a rolling metal filing cabinet. It has a simple keylock and plenty of ventilation given how loose the tolerances are.
     
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