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RayinRed
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

RayinRed

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Location: Huntington, New York, USA

Total posts: 39
Posted:I've finally got my staff and im twirling again. Its wonderful! My only dilema is that my staff reaks of kerosen, and my roomate (whose on vacation right now) will not be too pleased by the aroma. Any ideas on how to reduce the odor?

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The...Joker


The...Joker

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 91
Posted:i would suggest either gettin some fabreeze or similar bleach product an runnibg it down with a damp cloth, then if you can pollish it to hold in the smell, thats the metal however.

the wicks are a bit more tricky, an easy way would be to leave it outside, but if your one them la-de-da folk that can afford to cary it inside then either a LOT more febreeze, soak it in soapy water, but wash again thouroughly and leav eto dry with no soap, cuz it mite fork up the wix.

happy smelling, lata ubbrollsmile


never ever EVER, poke me with that thing.

just my little joke. As always.

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Stout
SILVER Member since May 2004

Stout

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Location: Canada

Total posts: 1872
Posted:Yes there is...but it's a secret.

However...your intro thread says you're not a newbie to these arts, and you're an American,,,so I can tell you.

White gas, aka.Colemans.

A couple of burns with this stuff and your staff will be smelling fresh and clean as a daisy, say goodbye to soot too.


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The...Joker


The...Joker

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 91
Posted:you could always use one of your 3 magic wishes..

never ever EVER, poke me with that thing.

just my little joke. As always.

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jeffhigh
GOLD Member since Oct 2005

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Location: Caves Beach, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 89
Posted:Make a case for your staff with pvc tubing and end caps, this will cut down on the smell dramatically

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

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Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

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Posted:or go for the dirt cheap option and wrap them in cling film or plastic bags etc. that sort of thing

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:When we do a poo, we flush it down the toilet so it dosn't smell.
If the room still smells bad after you have flushed your poo you spray with air freshener.
If the room still smells after that you warn other people in the house "I wouldn't go in there for a little while I've dropped a good'un"

Unfortuantly you can't flush a staff down the toilet.
Nor can you spray it with air freshener
Nor can you explain the nasty kero smell in your house as somebody "dropped a good'un".

In these situations it is best to wrap your wicks in plastics bags.

I wont advise you to wrap your poo in plastic bags, but you may do so if you wish.


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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Stop using kero. Ring up Shell or another chemical company and get a 20litre drum of Solvent D60 (or D70) or ShellSol D60 (or D70) for the same price as kero per litre. Maybe less. Less smoke, less soot, burns cooler, bright flame. Heck for 2 dollars extra you can ask them to deodorise the fuel for you, I kid you not. My D60 smells like flowers. biggrin

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:If you're using pure kerosene, not lamp oil, there's not a lot you can do. Plastic bags do cut down the smell, but I had mine in two layers of plastic bags and a lot of duct tape for the winter, and after a couple weeks the smell permiated through and stunk up the house again. Like the other kids said, the best solution is to switch fuels.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted: Written by: Aime


When we do a poo, we flush it down the toilet so it dosn't smell.
If the room still smells bad after you have flushed your poo you spray with air freshener.
If the room still smells after that you warn other people in the house "I wouldn't go in there for a little while I've dropped a good'un"




Between the air freshner and the announcment of the smell, you wave a match about the place.

But I'll let that one slide, what with you not being a bloke and all.

wink


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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