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Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by smokinj, Sep 28, 2012.
Put your Corks in a jar with rubbing alcohol. Got love that.
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Does it really work?
Yes it does and makes me want to pick up a couple extra bottles a month!
I just spit a mouthfull of moonshine on mine before lighting. Same difference. They don't call it rocket fuel for no reason.
Oh good call buy more wine and use moonshine in the jar.... I will be ready for that blazard this season.
We have hundreds of those!
Super Cedars. Not so much of a headache (so to speak).
Lol. I've got 99.9% Isopropanol (typical drug store stuff is 70%, IIRC) at work, in 55 gallon drums. Too bad I don't drink wine!
In a pinch I have used homemade corn cobs out of the quicker picker upper, very absorbant paper towels. Dip them in a little lamp oil. Lamp Oil burns more slowly. or use some veggy oil.
Easiest cheapest best quick fix when your in a jam option.
Hmmm . . . wondering how that would burn . . . I'm betting no smoke and little to no flames to clue you into whether it's on fire or not.
I'm sure it would be blue and hard to see, impossible to see outside. I lit my hand on fire with the 91% stuff when I was a kid, didn't realize why my hand was hurting because I couldn't see it. I shook my hand and the flame grew and got a little yellow which is when I realized my mistake. I quickly wrapped my hand in cloth and it went out pretty quickly. I was lucky and only got a small blister on my palm, rest of my hand was perfectly fine. That was the day I stopped playing with fire...
Nobody on this site has given up fire....
I was given some mimeograph copying fluid a few years back when a school switched over to using a photocopier . . . firefighter gave me the fluid to use in my extiguisher classes. One day I decided to test it out to see how it would burn before using it in an actual class -- poured some out and put a flame to it . . . and didn't see anything. Fortunately, I have moments of sheer brilliance (often with long stretches of being a complete idiot in between) and I tossed some loose hay in the general direction of the fluid only to see it burst into flames . . . completely invisible to the naked eye. I opted to not use that fluid in any of my classes as I feared my students walking into the flames.
That was probably a good call.
Ha, you got me. Though my fire play is now limited to pellet stoves and the occasional campfire or fireplace.