RC weight and scales

Discussion in 'Research Chemicals' started by college, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. college

    college Newbie

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    Is it possible to use a non digitcal scale to weigh out stuff? The water (alcohal) method seems iffy. any help would be appreciated!!
     
  2. nanobrain

    nanobrain Platinum Member

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    yes, absolutely. torsion balances accurate to 1/10 of a milligram are available at significant discount from your local online auction house.
     
  3. TheLight01

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    Swim just recently bought a digital pocket scale that is accurate up to 0,01 gram (10mg) and thats good enough for the 2c-x(-xx) RC's he's had. [​IMG]
     
  4. GDxCAT

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    actually its probably not good enough because when it reads 0.01 it
    could be anywhere between 10mg and 19mg. And with certain 2c's
    that have steep dose response curves (2c-e, 2c-p) you may be caught off
    guard by the intensity of the trip.

    Be safe man. I will reiterate some wise words. If you can afford to buy RC's you can afford to buy a scale.



    peace.
     
  5. nanobrain

    nanobrain Platinum Member

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    ^^10 mg? tell me you are joking.
     
  6. TheLight01

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    Its works for dividing lets say a 500mg batch op to batches of 100mg and then to batches of 50mg..


    Then you can divide a 50mg batch in 6 parts to be safe.
     
  7. nanobrain

    nanobrain Platinum Member

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    for anyone reading, a 10 mg scale and a pair of eyeballs is in no way accurate enough to safely measure research chemicals.
     
  8. trippy420

    trippy420 Newbie

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    You should invest in a scale that is .001. I think this is as close as you can get. I is definetly worth it.
     
  9. Pinkavvy

    Pinkavvy Platinum Member & Advisor

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    you can get a cheap scale for LESS then you can buy a g of your favorite rc for. you really have NO business playing with rc's (and your life, and the life of others who you may overdose) until you get a scale. <- see that, it's a period. there's no 'what if's or 'but's ... get a f'kin scale.

    the next $86 you have saved for an rc purchase best go to a scale. nanobrain will come check on you, so you better get one. ;)


    p.s. the liquid dosage technique should be used as a way to storing and dosing easily. you still have to measure what you're putting in there. ya think just caues you ordered a gram means you only have a gram? lol


    Edited by: pinkavvy
     
  10. Nagognog2

    Nagognog2 Iridium Member

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    I think I'll make up some bumper-stickers: BUY A F!$#*[email protected] SCALE! YOU LAZY BASTARD!
     
  11. GETERDN

    GETERDN Silver Member

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    You are going to want a scale in the long run, beleive me, any method to try and go without one is just a hassle, as they already said before i posted, you can get a good gempro or other .001 accuracy scale for pretty cheap, just look around, you will love it :)
     
  12. nanobrain

    nanobrain Platinum Member

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    ^^T-Shirts to expand the bumper sticker line.
     
  13. Solidly-here

    Solidly-here Gold Member

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    A 2-milligram-sensitive scale is enough.


    GETERDN threw-out the following: "you can get a good gempro or other .001 accuracy scale for pretty cheap." Well, a one-MG-sensitive scale is not pretty cheap. In fact, it may end up being less accurate than a "good" 2-milligram scale.


    Radiometer has been on a long Campaign: Vote for a 2-milligram scale. I listened, and "voted"...and I'm glad I did. (Thank you, Radiometer.) The 2-milligram models are (on average) quite a bit cheaper. So, buy one and save.
     
  14. allyourbase

    allyourbase Palladium Member

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    torsion scales arent digital.


    balances arent digital.


    dollar for dollar balances are cheaper and more accurate, but digital scales have certain advantages as well such as variable calibration etcetera (so you can automaticly deduct the weight of a gel tab)


    theres always good old fashioned thunderjuice. a half gallon of everclear will run you about 30 USD, and then all youd need is a measuring cup. this of course will not work with tryptamines, something about the two exposed nitrogens I think, they break down over time in aqueous solutions.
     
  15. GDxCAT

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    my gempro 50 just stopped working.



    I have had it for 1.5 years already.

    i tried changing the batteries and eveything.oh well, it was a piece of shit to begin with.



    A tanita is on the way.
     
  16. Nagognog2

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    Tanita, according to a reliable source, has stopped making the 1210-50 and 1210-100 models, and is charging outrageous prices for parts. They seem to have decided their customers can either pay a forture or go to hell. My source for all things that balance suggests looking for other manufacturers.


    If you can find a Tanita 1210-50 or 100 still at a reasonable price, it would be a good idea to pick it up now. Or forever hold your peace - and broken Gempro.
     
  17. snapper

    snapper Gold Member

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    Found this model on the web recommended as an alternative to the
    TANITA

    Acculab VIC-123

    Sounds like it might be comprable and the price is similar at a low of
    $265.00
    accurate to 0.001mg

    Snapper
     
  18. Nagognog2

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    Read on. Due to it's mechanism - it's not likely to be reliable in the low mg range. Someone needs to put one through it's paces with a set of calibration weights.
     
  19. GDxCAT

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    yeh nag, lucky for me i found 1210-50 for just $100.



    I oulkd be fine with buying a balance, as they are more accurate, but i like the idea of having a pocket scale.



    Maybe when i save up enough ill get a balance accurate in ug's.
     
  20. Blizzard777

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    I am wondering which (if any) of these would be good for weighing out 2c-i powder which I am determined in putting in capsules?

    Proscale Gemological 10

    10 gram capacity
    .001 g resolution

    $80

    Or

    Jennings/JScale JSVG 20
    Digital Jewelry Scale

    20 gram capacity
    .002 g resolution

    $80

    or

    Jennings/JScale JSVG 40
    Digital Jewelry Scale

    40 gram capacity
    .005 g resolution

    $85

    Any advice would be much appreciated by me