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Pipe bomb

A pipe bomb is home made explosive device encased in a piece of ordinary plumbing pipe, regardless of the method of detonation. The pipe makes a convenient case for the bomb, and creates shrapnel when it explodes. Although the risk of premature detonation (resulting in injury or death to the manufacturer) cannot be stated in terms of frequency, it is a possible outcome of attempting to construct any homemade explosive device.