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phenea1
phenea1

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Location: new york
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:I am new at fire spinning. I just bought a fire staff from this website and am wondering how long i have to soak the wicks in lamp oil intil im ready to spin. Please help.

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phenea1
phenea1

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Location: new york
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Posted:anyone

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Mint Sauce
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Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
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Posted:1 dont use lamp oil use paraffin
2 dunk them till they stop bubbling and drain till it is just dripping a bit. (Long soaking is not needed it is an old spinners myth)
3 do a search for related topics this one has been covered many many times before you will find many an augment on the merits of pre-soaking and quick dunks if you look for them


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)

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:Ok so I just did a search and didnt come up with much I'm sure iv been involved in these arguments why cant I find them hummmmmmm

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)

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phenea1
phenea1

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Location: new york
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Total posts: 8
Posted:thank you very much. But lamp oil is made of almost 100 precent parafin.

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phenea1
phenea1

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Location: new york
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Posted:but thanks for the socking tips

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Mint Sauce
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Location: Lancs England
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Posted:"almost" it has added chemicals to stop it being so smoky they are not good chemicals to be inhaled (to early to go into details) but if it is all you have it wont kill you this once. a lot of American spinners use Colmans white gas (I dont like it the flash point is a bit low for me)

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)

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Mr Majestik
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Posted:also have a brows through the articles section of HoP to learn everything you should need to know.

and it wouldnt hurt to check out the events board so you can find people near you to teach you new stuff that mightnt be mentioned on here.

happy fire daze


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ovechcka
ovechcka

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Location: Annapolis
Member Since: 28th May 2006
Total posts: 7
Posted:I've heard different things about paraffin from different ends of the spectrum from "do not ingest or get on your skin" to use as medicine against constipation, which i thought was really bizzare!
Where would I buy this stuff?
REI doesn't quite seem like the ideal place for it.


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PyroWill
PyroWill

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Posted:Actually paraffin is supposedly quite useful for things like constipation due to its lubricating qualities, I once had an eggbound quail in my aviary and used paraffin to help get the egg out, my two cents

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