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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Jill made an interesting observation on Burn night. Since we didn't use
any kerosene at all in the main stack, it smelled much more "natural"
and pleasant. All that was used was citronella oil (about a quart),
the tea candles and wax packs (about 12 lbs worth broken into
8 pieces and wrapped in burlap.)

Can we avoid kero if at all possible in the future? Only use it
if the stack is wet? The wax packs worked out great and the candles
also helped. I'd like to have future stacks/effigies not small like
a refinery.

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 Post subject: Re: Ignition
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:18 pm 
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I think it should be up to the effigy builders and the people who are doing the lighting in accordance with their design needs. But we should definitely encourage the use of less offensive accelerants. Gel alcohal can work very well too, but is rather pricey by volume and would probably not be a great option for the actual stack, just the effigy. Any other ideas that we can forward to future effigy builders?

Here is a link for accelerants used in arson fires.... some of these may be extremely dangerous or otherwise impractical to use.
http://www.interfire.org/res_file/aec_20ig.asp


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 Post subject: Re: Ignition
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:50 pm 
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For my Pony Effigy application, I'll be requesting using Hemp Oil instead of the 'refinery' stuff. (Just kidding.) I think it smells natural (actually it smells much more like Linseed oil than 'pot' despite the hemp.) There is also flax seed oil; both of these would work on wet firewood pretty much as well as kerosene does.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:16 am 
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Nostalgia. "Huh!
What is it good for?
Yeah, absolutley nuthin!"

But it was nice to be able to cook breakfast over the 'Big Fire' ashes while packing up.

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 Post subject: Re: Ignition
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:50 pm 
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You made breakfast over the embers of the fire Monday morning? Too cool. Do tell!! Let's hear about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ignition
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:00 pm 
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jillnado wrote:
You made breakfast over the embers of the fire Monday morning? Too cool. Do tell!! Let's hear about it.


Aaaaand this is why we now have the big burn on Saturday night now.


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