great balls of fire

great balls of fire

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:16 am

Is it pricey to use propane for fireballs? I thought a 55 gal. drum. Drill a hole in the side. Install electric bbq ignighter. Throw in an ounce or 5 of gasoline. Instant great balls o fire. Strap it to a dolly. portable great balls o fire. Tow it around to camps so they can contribute gas for thier own fireball. Would i need to register this or just bring it?
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Postby Dustdevil » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:01 am

At this time propane and gasoline cost approx the same per gallon. As far as any flame effects device goes, you will need to register it, have it inspected and if it passes, you will receive a laminate. The BLM Rangers have been more diligent in the last few years of checking laminates when you are operating a flame effects device or shooting pyro. The laminate is their way of knowing you have resgistered your work and it passed inspection. I have been checked by them on more than one occasion.
This is not something you would be taking from camp to camp. Most of the larger and more powerful devices run on propane. A gasoline powered device would not be permitted to run within the City. It would be an open Playa device only. This is not to say you wouldn't be allowed to bring such a thing. I don't think it would be as reliable or as effective as a propane device unless you created a method to meter the fuel so the fuel/air mixture would be within the correct flammability range. Too little fuel and nothing would happen and too much and the over rich mixture would create a "less than impressive" display. For more information I suggest you contact flame-effects @ burningman dot com. All your questions can be answered at that address.
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:11 am

thanks for the info dd.
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