RIP Philo

So how's a guy supposed to get a little anhydrous ammonia

Without getting his phone tapped?
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March 20th, 2007 11:38am
I guess they think a little phone-tapping is a small price to pay for a good supply of anhydrous ammonia.
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March 20th, 2007 11:44am
I just want to make a little contact explosive.
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March 20th, 2007 11:46am
I'd settle for some good aqueous ammonia.

The stuff at the supermarket won't cut it.
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March 20th, 2007 11:48am
Well, let's see now. Anhydrous ammonia is ammonia without any water in it, which is a gas. A very painfully pungent gas that is not nice to have around. I think you need to be more accurate about what you are asking for...
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March 20th, 2007 1:36pm
Yeah I later found out that what I really want is aqeous ammonia.  My mistake.

Actually I think what I need is "reagent quality" ammonia.  I really need to do more research.
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March 20th, 2007 1:37pm
The usual name for it is "880" ammonia. You can make it yourself without too much difficulty by concentrating the regular dilute ammonia you can buy in large bottles for household use. You may even be able to buy 880 ammonia from a hardware store, they do seem to have lots of interesting stuff in hardware stores, I've noticed.
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March 20th, 2007 1:40pm
Well, since anhydrous ammonia is used as a fertilizer by farmers, there is a legitimate use for it. However, if you're not a farmer, the #1 use for it in the US is for making meth. So perhaps you should put the crack pipe down and go into another line of business?
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March 20th, 2007 1:46pm
Well!  That answers the question why they'd like to tap your phone.  A good meth supplier is hard to find.

Or so I'm told.
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