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William Worth

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Moth Balls
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:28:43 PM »
Question for the Mad Monk, I store my powder in an outside powder magazine and to help control the vermin (roaches, silverfish, spiders and the like) I use moth balls scattered about.

Will the napthalene vapors (or whatever else they use) in the moth balls potentially harm the powder?
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Offline winemaker

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Re: Moth Balls
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 04:30:03 AM »
Napthalene is shipped with a corrosive placard, corrosive to metals and flesh. my guess is it would rot the cans. You could check the DOT website to see what reacts to napthalene. It is shipped under a 3265 corrosive placard, that will help looking it up.

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Re: Moth Balls
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 08:19:36 PM »
Question for the Mad Monk, I store my powder in an outside powder magazine and to help control the vermin (roaches, silverfish, spiders and the like) I use moth balls scattered about.

Will the napthalene vapors (or whatever else they use) in the moth balls potentially harm the powder?

Should be no problem with "vermin" getting into the powder cans or even a box in which they are stored.  Sulfur was once used to rid dwellings of insects.  Sulfur candles, etc.

As long as the powder is stored in tightly capped cans or plastic bottles vermin would be no problem to the powder.  My powder magazine is tucked under the deck out back.  Sometimes I use the broom to remove bugs from under the deck before pulling the magazine out in the open.

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William Worth

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Re: Moth Balls
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 05:53:24 PM »
What I meant was, my concern of the vermin was not of them bothering the powder, but the vermin attacking the boxes and wooden shelving.  I just don't know if the moth ball ingredients possibly have a side interaction with the powder itself.

I've had cases of oil stored in an out building that quickly fell apart from being eaten by bugs and such.  Plus, once they take over, they're hard to evict.  It really gets your attention when you walk into their space and get a big "Orb Weaver" spider planted in the middle of your snout.  Then have to root around for whatever surprises they have waiting. :-\

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Re: Moth Balls
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 11:00:49 PM »
Throw a few in your gas tank,Chuck! It's like ;D adding a can of compression! ;D Made my 50 Ford go like it had a Hemi in it.LOL.

William Worth

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Re: Moth Balls
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 03:13:59 PM »
Popular kid joke:

Ques. posed to rube:  "Have you ever smelled moth balls?"

Rube responds:  "Well, duh, yes..."

Poser response:  "How did you get their little feet apart?"

 ::)

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Re: Moth Balls
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 11:25:21 AM »
Put red cedar chips in your ammo chest. Red cedar chips will keep all the bugs out. If your ammo chest is metal you shouldn't have any problems with rodents getting in.
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