Thread: Old Powder
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Old March 26, 2005, 09:29 AM   #4
Mike Irwin
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Smell is the first indication of bad powder. If it smells acrid or harsh, instead of having the normal powder smell, it's going bad.

A second test is to pour some out on a piece of white paper. Look for any reddish dust, but be careful not to breath any if it's there, it's poisonous.

If there's a red dust there, take the whole can outside and sprinkle it in a grassy area or in a flower bed. It will decompose and add nitrogen to the soil.
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