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Poi_Romember
55 posts
Location: Manchester UK


Posted:
Ok peeps..
smile Firstly I would like to clear up any negative remarks/comments before I even start because I know there are countless threads on this topic but im not interested in the pros/cons of do's and don'ts.. i've read countless amounts and taken them on-board. smile

After scouting the boards practically ALL day I have not found a thread that answers my question..

So here goes..

Firebreathing.. If you do it... what fuel do you use?
Thats all i want to know please.
ta very much biggrin

Thats Mr Poi-ro!
Qualified SCUBA Diver.. Not worked out how to fire spin and dive at the same time yet.. grr


flash fireBRONZE Member
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Posted:
There is some info here: https://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/FireSafety.php

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Promethean_AdvocateBRONZE Member
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Location: Canberra, Australia


Posted:
I've also read somewhere that you can use a dry fuel or powder, which isnt mentioned on that page. Apparently its less dangerous, but having never used it or anything, I cant really comment.

JD

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{anthrax}BRONZE Member
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Location: England


Posted:
The powders tend to be less effective. Creating a rather dissappointing plume.

You can however use anything in powder format, custard powder, flour etc..

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Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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Location: Lancs England


Posted:
hmmm this was discussed not long back rolleyes

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


Poi_Romember
55 posts
Location: Manchester UK


Posted:
well more than likely but from the general convos ive seen on here MANY things seem to have been discussed previously.. umm what's left to say?

Thats Mr Poi-ro!
Qualified SCUBA Diver.. Not worked out how to fire spin and dive at the same time yet.. grr


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


Posted:
Isn't the point of a question to get an answer? Not just to say something. If the technical question has already been answered then what will benefit from asking again?

There's a perfectly chatty chat section if you just want to hear yourself speak. wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
use moskovskaja - at least you don't kill yourself when swallowing...

good luck

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UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
moskovskaja? confused

And people know this stuff... how?
What is it, let alone where can I buy some? umm

FireTomStargazer
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Posted:
Sorry - I was somewhat sarcastic... redface - but I'm sure it would work... wink


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Poi_Romember
55 posts
Location: Manchester UK


Posted:
NYC.. if thats the case then I must have missed the post.. like I sed.. please let me know which post(s) it is then.



I wouldnt have intentionally resurected an old post just for the hell of it



Thanks

Thats Mr Poi-ro!
Qualified SCUBA Diver.. Not worked out how to fire spin and dive at the same time yet.. grr


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


Posted:
I was only responding to this.

Written by: MrD


MANY things seem to have been discussed previously.. umm what's left to say?




It didn't make any sense to me. It seemed to contradict the fact that you said you couldn't find any information if you're then saying that things seem to have been discussed.

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Yes, let's go.
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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
Mr D: There is purified Kerosene available (maybe also in the UK) or odorless Kerosene...

Some call it "firewater", but I will not dispense the address here as i hug love this site and I don't want to promote their competition...

So please look it up yourself in googlygog wink

better answer?

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SethisBRONZE Member
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Location: York University, United Kingdom


Posted:
I thought "Fire Water" was repealed and withdrawn from production after it being revealed that it was actually more dangerous than most varieties of paraffin?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I heard.

I Fire Breathe using Paraffin bought from a garage. Nice (relatively) safe stuff. Never ever use Colemans/White Gas, but I guess you'll know that by now.

After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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FireTomStargazer
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Posted:
Nope it's still available! Maybe do a search? wink

Haven't heard about that rumor - maybe you point us at a (peered) website? wink wink wink biggrin

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onewheeldaveGOLD Member
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Posted:
There was indeed a fuel for performers called 'Firewater', which was withdrawn (in the UK)due to it containing taste neutraliser compounds which made it prone to people mistaking it for water (also, taste neutralising compounds are generally highy toxic).

However, confusingly, there were/are other products brought out later, which were/are also called 'firewater', including, in the UK, a fuel which was actually pure paraffin (used as aviation fuel, considered the best option for fire arts due to complete absence of toxic additives like colouring and taste/smell suppressants).

The lesson is, be wary of anything called 'Firewater' until you find out what it actually is- the name 'firewater' means absolutely nothing- it could be pure paraffin, in could be a concoction of poisons, it could be anything.

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But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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PyroWillGOLD Member
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Posted:
Anything?
Even

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Posted:
ubblol


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now? wink

SethisBRONZE Member
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Location: York University, United Kingdom


Posted:
Thanks for that OWD, it explains why I've run into people swearing by it, and people who say "Jesus, don't touch that stuff!" smile

After much consideration, I find that the view is worth the asphyxiation.
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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
people came up to you and said:

"censored jesus, don't censored touch that stuff!" ???

did you wear your robe and no ponytail? wink

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