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Changed homes after 30 years and my area reserved for reloading is about 50% smaller. I was thinking about storing my reloading powders in one of those storage cabinets made out of plastic with a lock to keep the grandkids out. Planned to put it in the panic room due to lack of flammable materials but wonder if in case of a fire there would be less chance of any kind of explosion if it was stored out in open storage racks. I have a good deal of powder but its all stored in the original containers, plastic, paper, metal, ect. Figured to store the primers in a seperate location also under lock. Might be better off trying to find a fireproof door for the panic room and then it might not make much difference how its stored. Just wondering what some of you other shooters thought. Thanks for any input.
 

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Changed homes after 30 years and my area reserved for reloading is about 50% smaller. I was thinking about storing my reloading powders in one of those storage cabinets made out of plastic with a lock to keep the grandkids out. Planned to put it in the panic room due to lack of flammable materials but wonder if in case of a fire there would be less chance of any kind of explosion if it was stored out in open storage racks. I have a good deal of powder but its all stored in the original containers, plastic, paper, metal, ect. Figured to store the primers in a seperate location also under lock. Might be better off trying to find a fireproof door for the panic room and then it might not make much difference how its stored. Just wondering what some of you other shooters thought. Thanks for any input.
What the heck is a "panic room" ?
The open rack idea sounds good, but I'd try and keep the powder as low to the ground as possible. Plastic storage cabinet would probably be fine I suspose since it wouldn't allow for pressure buildup/explosion should it catch on fire.

Better yet, is there a way to just keep the grandkids out of your reloading area, or is your reloading area shared with their play area?

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You don't need any fire doors.

At the most basic, smokeless powder only burns efficiently in a tightly confined area. You've probably got cleaning stuff around the house more dangerous.

In your situation, the main threat to the powder isn't some highly unlikely form of ignition — it's those kids, who will poke and pry into everything they can find the moment you turn your back.

Just store the powder on shelves or whatever in a cool, dry atmosphere behind a door outfitted with an exterior-type lock and key.
 

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steelersfan said:
Changed homes after 30 years and my area reserved for reloading is about 50% smaller. I was thinking about storing my reloading powders in one of those storage cabinets made out of plastic with a lock to keep the grandkids out. Planned to put it in the panic room due to lack of flammable materials but wonder if in case of a fire there would be less chance of any kind of explosion if it was stored out in open storage racks. I have a good deal of powder but its all stored in the original containers, plastic, paper, metal, ect. Figured to store the primers in a seperate location also under lock. Might be better off trying to find a fireproof door for the panic room and then it might not make much difference how its stored. Just wondering what some of you other shooters thought. Thanks for any input.
What the heck is a "panic room" ?
The open rack idea sounds good, but I'd try and keep the powder as low to the ground as possible. Plastic storage cabinet would probably be fine I suspose since it wouldn't allow for pressure buildup/explosion should it catch on fire.

Better yet, is there a way to just keep the grandkids out of your reloading area, or is your reloading area shared with their play area?

MM3
Panic rooM, a place to go hide when the scourge of the earth is trying to beat down your doors and the local laws have defeated the ability of the good folks to defend themselves by prosecuting those that do.
Just my opinion :evil:
 

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Panic rooM, a place to go hide when the scourge of the earth is trying to beat down your doors and the local laws have defeated the ability of the good folks to defend themselves by prosecuting those that do.
Ditto on the panic room. Moving on to greater threats...

Panic Country: A politically independent, gun-friendly subdivision somewhere on Earth to flee to if the Hildebeast is elected to destroy this one.
 

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Case said:
Curly-Nohair said:
Panic rooM, a place to go hide when the scourge of the earth is trying to beat down your doors and the local laws have defeated the ability of the good folks to defend themselves by prosecuting those that do.
Ditto on the panic room. Moving on to greater threats...

Panic Country: A politically independent, gun-friendly subdivision somewhere on Earth to flee to if the Hildebeast is elected to destroy this one.
Panic Country- Texas since the ability to leave the US is still there. I've already got my stuff packed just in case.
 

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Panic Room - hmmmm - I think that's what I call a "doghouse".
 

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Case said:
Panic Country: A politically independent, gun-friendly subdivision somewhere on Earth to flee to if the Hildebeast is elected to destroy this one.
Now I need a Prozac and a quiet place to imagine this is not a possibility.
 

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Case: Hildebeast isn't even THE SENATOR from YOUR State, she is in mine,, damn, drat, poo and all the other explitives you can think of that I can't use in here. She was elected here.
I wonder how much she is doing for NY now while she is busy campaigning?
NY was just a stepping stone for her. If you had a Dimmiecrat retiring in your State, she may have been one of YOUR Senators, she was just looking for a job to get ready to move up to the White House.
Back to the question,, I store my primes away from the powder in a room that has a quality lock on it, but then, I don't have any yougsters to worry about any more.
They have their own youngsters to worry about..
 

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Anyone want a slightly used senator? Free to a good home. I'll even throw in a govener to sweeten the deal.
 

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I would rather have her for president than that goober we have now, and she isn't even in my top ten. Nothing could be worse than what we have now.
 

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I would rather have her for president than that goober we have now, and she isn't even in my top ten. Nothing could be worse than what we have now.
Then you must like communists as the #[email protected]%^$#@ is a card caring one.
She thinks the UNITED NATIONS is the best thing since sliced bread.
Think BUSH is bad let Hilery in.
 

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I wonder how much she is doing for NY now while she is busy campaigning?
What has she ever done for NY????????

Back to the question,

Don't use plastic totes. Build a wooden box.
Plastic will hold in the moisture.
My box is 18" wide 24" high 36" long with strong hinges & paddle lock hasp it has 1/16" gap between the boards the allow for air flow but the lid is tight fitted tung & grove so nothing can fall in.

Primers are kept in a old kitchen cupboard that is quite high but still has a paddle lock on it.
 

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I would rather have her for president than that goober we have now, and she isn't even in my top ten. Nothing could be worse than what we have now.
Pardon me, moocher, but you have posted the above on a board that supports Shotgun owners and sportsmen with a few supporters of the 2nd amendment thrown in.

Obviously, you have mistaken this site for the one you were targeting....www.hillaryisababeandiwanttowashherfeet.com

I know this is the RELOADING Forum, so let me reload and come at you again with this bit of information...

Bush has probably done more for gun owners by not doing ANYTHING for gunowners than any other President I can recall during the past 20 years. All the others have stepped on our rights in one way or another during their presidency....Hillary will make up for that by making our lives a living hell.

Watch what you wish for....you might get it.
 

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Bush is a bafoon and he appoints others just like him to the most important offices in the country. He hasn't done anything for gun owners. He can't pass any laws. He can only veto them. He has caused the price of ammo to go up since he started a war and they need to send most of the ammo made in the US to the military not to us. He has managed to double the national debt and make the rest of the world hate us. Those things certainly take some doing. While I personally would not vote for Clinton (Hillary), even her left leg would be a better president than that bozo we have now.
 

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Bush is a bafoon and he appoints others just like him to the most important offices in the country. He hasn't done anything for gun owners. He can't pass any laws. He can only veto them. He has caused the price of ammo to go up since he started a war and they need to send most of the ammo made in the US to the military not to us. He has managed to double the national debt and make the rest of the world hate us. Those things certainly take some doing. While I personally would not vote for Clinton (Hillary), even her left leg would be a better president than that bozo we have now.
Nice job there of parroting the usual hogwash and nonsense from the looney-left websites.

Do I hear a gurgling sound? Must be this topic swirling toward the drain.
 

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Thanks for the input, once the children were grown and gone I never thought ahead to grandchildren but now have one.
In answer to your question on the panic room, in my state they have started putting a cement room, 8" walls and ceiling that is part of the basement, its a 100 to 120 sq foot room with a single doorway with no actual door, to take shelter in case of Tornadoes. I have a couple of friends who have put vault doors on them for storage rooms but that wasn't what they were designed for.
 

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Thanks for the input, once the children were grown and gone I never thought ahead to grandchildren but now have one.
In answer to your question on the panic room, in my state they have started putting a cement room, 8" walls and ceiling that is part of the basement, its a 100 to 120 sq foot room with a single doorway with no actual door, to take shelter in case of Tornadoes. I have a couple of friends who have put vault doors on them for storage rooms but that wasn't what they were designed for.
I remember those became real popular during the Cuban missile crisis.

My child has grown up, goes shooting with me and hasn't given me any grand children. [Relief] While I can understand the problem of storage, I don't currently have that problem. [Relief]

That having been said the wooden box sounds like a great idea.
 
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