Introduction: Air Pump for Barbecue With Plastic Bottles

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It's time for Reduce, Reuse and Recicle.

With this in mind, I will show you how to build a Blower to your next barbecue.

Every good barbecuer knows that a good blower helps to fire the coal.

All you need is:

- Two identical plastic bottles - cylindric models are the best.
- Scissors or a sharp knife to cut the bottles.


Step 1: Cuttin the Bottles

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- Remove the bottom of the bottles. The objective is insert one bottle inside the other.

- Chose one of the bottles and make a cut from bottom to top, as shown at video.

- Inser the cut bottle inside the other.

- Remove one of the lid.

Step 2: Using the Blower

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Your blower is done!

To use it, just hold the blower by the ends and make push and pull moviments with the two parts.
It will blow a lots of air at every move.

Step 3: How Does It Work?

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Our blower acts like a pump, taking in air when you pull and expelling the air when you push it.
Exactly the same way when you fill your lungs with air and then blow the fire.

Comments

swlewis (author)2013-11-06

cool!

ankilosado (author)2011-06-05

I hardly rely on other than my lungs and hability in slow blowing to set up a fire. I really do very well, but sometimes I need to get very close to the ashes, which are prone to cracks and projection of painful "microprojectiles". And hardly think of investing money on devices being so confident on my performance.
But I find this very useful, mainly because it's very possible that you have two plastic, empty bottles laying around the barbeque place, and also possible that you have a knife or cutter... so it's the kind of brilliant idea that saves you max with min! Congratulations, and thanks. Very creative...

egriff (author)2010-11-21

Quick, easy and simple! with a tub of water this might work as a squirt gun too lol.

l8nite (author)2010-08-22

I think your blower is more on the line of a bellows, but, as the oft quoted Bard wrote, " A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" . This is a fantastic use of imagination and recycling. I would think that you could use caps on the exhaust end with different size holes to adjust the air stream, a small hole would make a thinner but longer lasting air blast for dusting off keyboards or such.. totally awesome !

McAndrews (author)l8nite2010-08-23

Thank you for your comment and your idea for new uses.

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