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Old 03-11-09, 02:36 PM   #1
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Friend of mine learned something...

Hair dryers and heat guns are not interchangable.
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Well, they are one way, but not the other.
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Well, they are one way, but not the other.
even then, hair dryers really suck at heating up heatshrink, polycarbonate and other plastics to their melting point.
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even then, hair dryers really suck at heating up heatshrink, polycarbonate and other plastics to their melting point.
Hate to be a party pooper, but that is exactly what happened. The hair dryer couldn't soften up paint enough to remove from a metal surface.
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Hate to be a party pooper, but that is exactly what happened. The hair dryer couldn't soften up paint enough to remove from a metal surface.
That is a much easier lesson to learn.
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Hate to be a party pooper, but that is exactly what happened. The hair dryer couldn't soften up paint enough to remove from a metal surface.
One summer I was hired to use a blow torch to remove old layers of paint from an old apartment building sided with wood.


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That wouldn't light kerosene... White gas, yes. Kerosene or lamp oil, no.
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One summer I was hired to use a blow torch to remove old layers of paint from an old apartment building sided with wood.
This is a fantastic idea. Especially if there's some lead paint in there. Mmmmm, lead fumes.
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That wouldn't light kerosene... White gas, yes. Kerosene or lamp oil, no.
magnesium ribbon isn't enough to light kerosene? blah.
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Hate to be a party pooper, but that is exactly what happened. The hair dryer couldn't soften up paint enough to remove from a metal surface.
Oh. I thought it was the other way around. That would sting a bit.
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magnesium ribbon isn't enough to light kerosene? blah.
If it were spread out, it would. Kerosene needs either a lot of space or a wick to burn best. That's why we use it for firedancing sometimes.
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That wick and kerosine would go up like bomb, all it needs is the proper amount of air as you mentioned. I have seen the magnesium in an aircraft going up in the middle of aviation fuel (kerosine) and the resulting fire and stuff was an hour in putting out. Kind of like an expensive hooker.

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That wick and kerosine would go up like bomb, all it needs is the proper amount of air as you mentioned. I have seen the magnesium in an aircraft going up in the middle of aviation fuel (kerosine) and the resulting fire and stuff was an hour in putting out. Kind of like an expensive hooker.

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Aviation fuel is a lot more volatile than kerosene, though. Its flash point is far lower and it vaporizes far easier.
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For some reason, that reminds me of the super glue scene in that stupid movie American pie.
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Depends upon whether you're talking about AvGas 100LL or Jet-A/B.
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Depends upon whether you're talking about AvGas 100LL or Jet-A/B.
JP5 jet fuel will take some doing to get burning, but when it does go, it goes. Vaporize it and throw enough heat and most anything will burn.

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Oh. I thought it was the other way around. That would sting a bit.
That was on the same line I was thinking....like maybe we had Darwin award material here.
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That was on the same line I was thinking....like maybe we had Darwin award material here.
They have to die for the Darwin award. If it really takes a person more than a few seconds to realize that they are cooking they're brain with a heat gun than wow. I guess that would be the point of the award.
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