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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonlife View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    That wouldn't light kerosene... White gas, yes. Kerosene or lamp oil, no.
    magnesium ribbon isn't enough to light kerosene? blah.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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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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    never mind the flammables, I'm just tickled to see TR back again



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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingAnchor View Post
    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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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Aviation fuel is a lot more volatile than kerosene, though. Its flash point is far lower and it vaporizes far easier.
    Depends upon whether you're talking about AvGas 100LL or Jet-A/B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    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.

    I like the Magnesium string, where can a guy get some? I have some games I want to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaRow View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzie Green View Post
    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 *** than wow. I guess that would be the point of the award.

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