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Lumbrenewbie
4 posts
Location: at my house


Posted:
i been wondering...can you use charcoal lighter for fire brething, or if not then what's the best fuel to use for said fire breathing?

thnx in advance

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Charcoal??
WTF???

oh..and even though is your first post..i am going to berate you for not searching as someone would have done that anyway..

This site has sooooooooooooooooooooooo many articles for firebreathing..

but the long and the short of it is..

Parrafin is what i use and what about 90% of people use.

But do a search anyway.

smile

Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
What's charcoal lighter? What's in it?
I have done a little fire breathing, my bloke showed me how because someone showed him. (He said; hold up the flames and spray the parrafin out of your mouth.) ubbidea
So, anyway, I tried and it worked. We even let the kid have a go on millenium eve night. We used parafin, it works great. Even when I had dribbled it all down myself I didn't get caught on fire.
Someone we know thought he'd show off at a party by doing it, he used petrol, he got his face really badly burned. ubbloco (He was drunk when he did it and he was drunk after, he was always drunk, he was an alky, so he thought it was funny. It wasn't)
With parafin you have to be careful not to breath it in because it can damage your lungs. And if you swallow too much you get the squitz, the boy started the new millenium squitting thru the eye of a needle. ubblol

So; soapbox
breath out not in
use paraffin not petrol
spit don't swallow

For what it's worth, that's my advice.
bye

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Sleep where it's dry
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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
You'll have to excuse the UK crowd. They tend to think they're the center of the world and when the don't understand something they just assume you must be wrong.

A charcoal lighter is a lighter with a very long handle so the flame is far away from the trigger... some people use them for lighting fireplaces and such. I'm sure they're called something else in the UK... since even their charcoal looks different from those of us in third world nations.

I'd think it would be OK for using as a torch for firebreathing EXCEPT... don't they blow out easily? Blow hard on it, if it goes out, you shouldn't use it for breathing. smile

Most people just used torches to light the flames.

And welcome to HoP.

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spritieSILVER Member
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2,014 posts
Location: Galveston, TX, USA


Posted:
Silly me, I was assuming Lumbre was asking if it was ok to use lighter fluid to fire breathe with. I've never attempted to breathe before, but I would suggest not to put that stuff into your mouth, ever! I think it's pretty nasty. Under news/articles at the top of the site is a blib about fire breathing. I'd suggest looking in there or fuels for more info.

Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
NYC,

I think you will find that we are at the centre, not the center, of the world wink



and the assumption that it was fuel we were talking about was because Lumbre said:



"can you use charcoal lighter for fire brething, or if not then what's the best fuel to use"



xx

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Posted:
I agree with Molly on both counts.


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Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
I don't think the UK is the centre of the world! I might think it's the arse hole of the world, but that's a different matter.
Also I didn't know what charcoal lighter was, so I asked.
I admit that I assumed that it was a type of fuel, but that did seem to be implied.
Did I say the wrong thing? I often do, It's a case of foot in mouth disease.
I just wouldn't like to see anyone burned like the bloke I mentioned, it was well nasty. And all because he used the wrong fuel.

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
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Posted:
Written by: Lillie Frog


I don't think the UK is the centre of the world! I might think it's the arse hole of the world, but that's a different matter.





Wales is an unfair representation of the UK.

I too agree the Wales or Wails, or Wayels is indeed the arsehoel of the world.

Second maybe only to France.

Or Zeebrugge.

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Molly is right.

Fine.

So I change my response to.

'Please indicate the direct object in your first sentence as there appears to be none.'

Is your direct object:
a) Charcoal Lighter FLUID
b) A charcoal lighter
c) Lit Charcoal
d) Gasoline

Upon further review I would agree that everyone else is right and the answer is probably A. To avoid further internation tension, please use proper grammar.

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Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Actually I lived most of my life in England.

Wales is rather nice sometimes. (when it don't rain and when the slurry is not being spread)

The other day we were caught in a traffic jam caused by a bunch of cows being herded down the main road, cute or what?

I love the trees and the fields and all that. Much nicer than cities.

But Britain, on the whole, is a bit of a dump where the government wants to tell you when, where and how you can poo, wants to watch you doing it, will charge you for doing so and will send out the skidmark police afterwards to make sure you did it right and that the skiddies in your pants conform with european directives.

Nanny state? Too right.
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Posted:
aahhhhh..
so that's why there is a camera in my toilet.

I wondered why wthat was there....

Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Indeed it is,
and it is probably Tony Blair watching, or if you are really unlucky, Prescott.

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
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Posted:
do you think they tickle their testes when watching me?

*stops being silly in here now*

simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
actually i think this is the silliest forum anyway.

after all, it's the only one with an exclamation mark in the title.

now how can i link to the article on fire breathing ?

argh! how did that happen!

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
\i need to stop Hijacking so many threads...

I cant even remember what this one was about again..

oh yeah..

now I do.

Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
I believe that they tickle each others nad bags.

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
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Posted:
*sings*
The nad bags and gladrags

whoops.

I promised not to be silly in here earlier..

*thinks about deleting aforementioned post*

Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
If you can't be silly in here where can you be silly?
Maybe you need help for your sillyness
help and encouragement

By the way, you can use botox to iron out your scrote, for that smooth and satiny feel.

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road


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Posted:
Written by: Lillie Frog



By the way, you can use botox to iron out your scrote, for that smooth and satiny feel.




ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

:clapshandsloudly:

Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Oh, it's a shame, but I gotta go.
One last bit of silly;

What's pink and wrinkly and makes Grandma squirrel happy?

Grandpa squirrels nut sack.

Nos da.
bye

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
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Lumbrenewbie
4 posts
Location: at my house


Posted:
all right thanx for the insight...even though it started turning into a conversation about the U.K..... but i was wondering if you could blow/sputter charcoal lighter(the fluid) for fire brething for a good result. i'v read the info on fire safety, but i can't seem to find the brand of fluid they talk about. that's why i started this post, to find out if charcoal lighter(the fluid) has the same effect...

I was born to play with fire.
When the doctor slapped my butt, i burned him...
HEH HEH HA HA HEH


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
What exact chemical is the charcoal lighter fluid? People might be able to give you a better answer if you are more specific.

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simian110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
3,149 posts
Location: London


Posted:
I would assume, seeing as its a fluid specifically for starting fires, that it would have a low flashpoint

Which would make it very dangerous to use as a fuel for fire breathing

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."


Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Written by: Lumbre


all right thanx for the insight...even though it started turning into a conversation about the U.K.....




Well, Sorry, I suppose that was me.
redface

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
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UCOFSILVER Member
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Posted:
Nah..it was NYC.

he said "UK" first.

Bloody playa hatin yank.

wink

Lillie Frognot a stranger
558 posts
Location: wales


Posted:
Well that's OK then, I feel much better about it now. wink

Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road


Lumbrenewbie
4 posts
Location: at my house


Posted:


yeah well it's cool, never been to the U.K. but i've always wanted to visit. so that's a no on the charcoal? well what would be best then? i still havn't gotten an answer for my other question, not that i'm bitchin about it...

peace and love;...

I was born to play with fire.
When the doctor slapped my butt, i burned him...
HEH HEH HA HA HEH


MayhemBRONZE Member
stick boy!
117 posts
Location: Tampa, FL, USA


Posted:
Charcoal lighter fluid=bad! Most fire breathers use ultrapure parrafin or biodiesel, i believe. But im not a fire breather, dont want that stuff in my mouth or my lungs and they say that sooner or later you will get a blowback. I dont want burnt lungs either. Search for Pele's post on that. I think the fluid seeps in thru your pores and also eats enamel off your teeth....yay.

darkpoetBRONZE Member
Irish
525 posts
Location: Dallas.........ish, USA


Posted:
biodiesel isnt any better than normal diesal...your still putting a methanol based solution into your mouth...yeah..nasty stuff...
if i remember right...charcoal lighter is naptha mostly with some additives mixed in for higher temp. while burning to get the charcoal started
the best thing that is easily accessible for breathing/blowing/aspirating...whatever you want to call it...is ultrapure lamp oil...in the UK ultrapure parrifin
neither eats the enamel on your teeth...you need some sort of acidic solution to do that...yes it does seep into your pores and a little bit will soak into the blood vessals in your mouth..
supposedly aviation grade kero is good to use, but its hard to get a hold of, and i personally havnt tried it....
just stick w\ultrapure...practice with water first...have a safety and somebody that knows how to properly do blows so they can help you with basic technique

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