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Old 23 June 2013, 16:54   #41
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Replace them if they're out of date. I tried to set off 2 red hand flares and 2 orange smoke flares last year in the garden during bonfire night. All 4 failed. No use in an emergency when your life or someone else's depends on it.
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Replace them if they're out of date. I tried to set off 2 red hand flares and 2 orange smoke flares last year in the garden during bonfire night. All 4 failed. No use in an emergency when your life or someone else's depends on it.
Outta curiosity, how long out of date were they?
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Outta curiosity, how long out of date were they?
Don't think 5 years like yours
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Cheeky imp! I think they expired 31/12/11, FYI.
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Cheeky imp! I think they expired 31/12/11, FYI.
must be mine then
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must be mine then
Thought you'd used all yours that tim....mmmpfh
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Outta curiosity, how long out of date were they?
Couple of years if I remember.
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Couple of years if I remember.
OK, longer stick for mine then!
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What would you rather carry in your car to be disposed properly !! A complete intact flare thats out of date or going out of date, or a flare you activated and it failed ?
Is it honestly worth it.
The usual IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO ME syndrome
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... never understood why bottled water has a use by date.
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... Patently, so long as it's sterile, it should last for ever.
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I think that is the primary reason for expiry dates on bottled water, which makes me wonder why people would pay such a premium for the stuff which has more toxicity than than most tap water.
No, plastic leachate is the least of the problems - food grade plastics really shouldn't be leaching much into pure water at room/fridge temp. Bacteria are the problem - and as well as some bacteria having health issues others will lead to bad taste.

If you think bottled water is bad - you should see what's growing in most office water coolers.

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How has Poly not been along with a thesis for this one??! Perhaps he's still writing it...?
I missed the thread - I assumed from the title that we were discussing "out of date flares" (for clarification: time expired pyrotechnics - rather than Willk's wardrobe issues) - which seemed logical as it must be at least six months since the topic was last discussed. Indeed, if you like, the old threads were "out of date".

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That's quite funny - but not for the reasons you think
I suspect SS and yourself may be on the same wavelength - which is a disturbing thought!
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