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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-06 06:36 PM
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1. Can you calculate its density?
Silver's should be 10.5 g/ml
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  -Not sure which forum to post - testing silver Kali  Jan-17-06 06:25 PM   #0 
  - Can you calculate its density?  DinoBoy   Jan-17-06 06:36 PM   #1 
  - actually I can probably do this, I have a scale  Kali   Jan-17-06 06:48 PM   #3 
     - I don't think it'll matter that much  DinoBoy   Jan-17-06 06:53 PM   #4 
     - sorry to be so slow  Kali   Jan-17-06 07:31 PM   #5 
     - Do it the way Archimedes did!  eppur_se_muova   Jan-18-06 05:20 PM   #38 
  - Here are some ideas...  Canuckistanian   Jan-17-06 06:37 PM   #2 
  - dang - fresh out of iron sulfide and powdered sulfer  Kali   Jan-17-06 07:42 PM   #6 
     - That there is what's called a spade lug.  Redstone   Jan-17-06 07:57 PM   #7 
        - It does feel unnaturally heavy!  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:07 PM   #10 
        - Diecast zinc isn't real heavy.  Redstone   Jan-17-06 08:16 PM   #13 
           - If it makes you itchy - it could be zinc. Like I said - keep it away from  applegrove   Jan-17-06 08:17 PM   #14 
           - I'm always itchy - never heard of zinc-itchy connection...  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:31 PM   #24 
              - Shot in the dark.  applegrove   Jan-17-06 08:40 PM   #28 
           - Redstone......I'm so impressed with you right now.  Scout1071   Jan-17-06 09:03 PM   #36 
        - "Spade lug", thank you! I couldn't remember that term!  dicksteele   Jan-17-06 08:21 PM   #18 
  - Silver is not strong enough for industrial use like this. Did you clean  applegrove   Jan-17-06 07:58 PM   #8 
  - Silver is not strong enough for industrial use - yeah that is what  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:11 PM   #11 
  - Don't be afraid of old glass insulators.  Redstone   Jan-17-06 08:19 PM   #15 
     - Well I learnt my lesson.  applegrove   Jan-17-06 08:21 PM   #19 
  - This is way too serious a subject. My brain hurts.  qnr   Jan-17-06 07:59 PM   #9 
  - I hate to be a wet blanket, but that's probably not silver.  dicksteele   Jan-17-06 08:12 PM   #12 
  - Or jewelry?  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:21 PM   #17 
     - Totally! GOOD jewellery is ART that you carry around with you.  dicksteele   Jan-17-06 08:24 PM   #21 
        - I'm telling you it IS heavy - maybe some rap star would  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:41 PM   #29 
  - Here's the easiest, though slightly tricky, way to do it -  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-17-06 08:19 PM   #16 
  - ...  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:43 PM   #30 
  - Silver contact for a magnetic relay. Photos....  4MoronicYears   Jan-17-06 08:22 PM   #20 
  - oooooo just when I had about given up!....  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:26 PM   #22 
  - Another photo... small but perhaps closer to what you have....  4MoronicYears   Jan-17-06 08:28 PM   #23 
     - So these are photos of silver parts?  Kali   Jan-17-06 08:37 PM   #26 
     - Could be simply silver anodized or coated.... on a cheaper base  4MoronicYears   Jan-17-06 08:44 PM   #31 
     - That's the receptacle half of a knife switch, isn't it?  Redstone   Jan-17-06 08:38 PM   #27 
        - As big as it looks... considering the amperage it should carry....  4MoronicYears   Jan-17-06 08:45 PM   #32 
           - Given your other post, I think you may be on to something.  Redstone   Jan-17-06 08:50 PM   #34 
  - But silver isn't magnetic.  Redstone   Jan-17-06 08:36 PM   #25 
     - Right.... contacts such as these are sometimes bolted inside a  4MoronicYears   Jan-17-06 08:47 PM   #33 
  - A slightly troublesome test.  NNadir   Jan-17-06 09:00 PM   #35 
     - Yeah, that's the classic test, but again I don't have any of those  Kali   Jan-17-06 11:28 PM   #37 

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