swiftythefireguy
member
Location: abbotsford , bc canada
Member Since: 3rd Dec 2001
Total posts: 61
Posted:hey swifty here well what are you using for wick material i have been using fiberglass matt since the summer it works great its cheap and lasts forever tell me what you think eh!

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Moved this for ya to technical!I thought fiberglass was known for emitting toxic smoke when burned. Maybe I am mistaken though.I use Kevlar and cotton for my various wicks.Both work wonderfully and last well.------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com

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adamrice
adamrice

poo-bah
Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:I don't think there's a toxicity problem with fiberglass--it is, after all, glass, and glass is very non-reactive. However, a lot of fiberglass has a different problem, which is that hairy little loose glass fibers poke you and can get embedded in your skin. I think there may be special weaves of 'glass that avoid this problem, but it is a problem. You don't want to touch the stuff. It won't kill you, but it'll itch something fierce.Oh yeah, I might as well answer the original question: I use a kevlar/fiberglass blend that avoids the aforementioned problem.[This message has been edited by adamrice (edited 06 December 2001).]

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swiftythefireguy
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Location: abbotsford , bc canada
Member Since: 3rd Dec 2001
Total posts: 61
Posted:yeah the glass does itch a bit mostly just when i am wrapping them i also use a combo of matt and roven ( a finley wove cloth that does not realy splinter to much)i make a heavy wrap 2-4 inches thick on my staff of chop matt then make a layer of the roven to hold the chop matt together then tie it on with some small hose clamps or wire or a combo of both

dont ever ask me whta time it is ?where are we? or are we there yet? because the time is now!we here !and we wil never be there !

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kmactane
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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 25th Apr 2001
Total posts: 97
Posted:I use plain Kevlar, without the metal wiring. Two inches wide, 1/8" thick. The kind of stuff you can get from Renegade Juggling.

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