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Posted:Hey guys.I need info on parrafin fed fire sculptures.Need to know how they are kept alight for longer that the average kevlar wick etc etc.ANY info would be
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pj


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Posted:I made some pot lamps from some old jelly jars. Just took a small nail and drove 20-30 holes in the lid in a straight line to accept standard 2 inch wick. I used about an 8 inch piece of wick, and filled the jars just half full for safety. They are quite bright and burn for a few hours.I'm sure you could rig something similar, or if you wanted a bigger wick, maybe use a drip-fed fuel delivery system from a remote tank.-p.

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Posted:Humm this goes with my ground circle idea is a wick really nesacary for sculptures that can hold fuel? would it be much brighter with one then without?

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Posted:I think that wick is needed because other wise the fuel would just burn off in seconds.peace outgarbo
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pj


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Posted:FYI: Kerosene and lamp oil will not burn without some type of wick or aspiration (a la mouth or spray nozzle.) I'd strongly recomend against using any of the more volatile fuels (alcohol or white gas) in a structure like this for safety reasons.-p.

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Posted:Here here to both pj and garbo. Wicks will keep your sculpture burning long enough to take some cool photo's! You can buy kevlar cord that would make the perfect fire sculpture wick, because it is small andwon't kill the non-lit look of your sculpture. For a frame that is easy, light and not in need of welding, try a tight weave of chicken wire

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Posted:my boyfriend made a 9ft fire sculpture of a dragon, he learnt about different chemicals in an arts course which produce different coloured flames, when the chems are mixed they will ignite on their own after a certain amount of time, the fire shot up from inside the chest of the dragon igniting chems in its mouth which shot outwards. in the process their was no wick, but the paper mache that the sculpture was made from stayed alight for a small time, the effect was brilliantblessings!!!
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Posted:hey ifit is to be on the floor use wood shahings with parafin... it uses alot... i havent tried it but i know people who use that...

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Axis


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Posted:What you want is paper rope about 2-3cms thick, you wire it to a metal frame soak it in parrafin using washing up liquid bottles and bobs you uncle.its available from industrial upholsterers, its usually used for heavy duty piping.love Axis

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coincidancer
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Posted:Hey there!



I saw a beautiful fire-sculpture at a party I went to several years ago on a beach in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. It had some lettering and a dolphin jumping over a sunrise.



I would bet it was made with cheap natural materials, like straw and fabric, obviously soaked with fuel, probably the there about common "Kerosene", not that I really know what it is they sell under that name.



It burned brightly and evenly for quite some time before slowly and beautifully melting and disintegrating.

I would love to recreate something like that at the upcomming total solar eclipse in Turkey, at the Soulclipse Festival, www.soulclipse.com , would be thankful to have any and all kind of advice on how to do so succesfully and safely!



Wouldn't paper piping rope burn up rather quickly? Have never seen the stuff, but assume it's sturdy enough not to fall apart when soaked with fuel ?! Is there any reason not to use normal rope, as a midway solution between the reusable (better be, considering the expense!) Kevlar wick and paper rope?!



Couldn't really find anything too useful on the web, if you know of a site, or you yourself have any information, experience, hints and tips for such an undertaking, I would like to hear about it.



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