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Because sometimes knowing what not to do is more important than knowing what to do.

I knew that fog machines work by passing the fog juice over a heating element, where it vaporized, and was released into the air. So I thought to myself, this would work great on a stove, it obviously cant be flammable because it is shot out over a heating element. It would fill my whole house up with fog, and I wouldn't have to wait for the heating element to charge up every time I fire, like in a fog machine, it would just release the fog constantly.

So I got my method down of pouring the fog juice into a hot pan, letting it all bubble off as fog, and then adding more. It was actually very efficient and worked just the way I thought it would, and before long my entire house was filled up with smoke. However, (I didn't know this when I did it) when the fog juice would burn off, it wouldn't burn off evenly, so of the propylene glycol, triethylene glycol, and distilled water something was getting concentrated in the bottom of the pan.

Watch the video and see what happens. Not only that but I now learned that if its heated over a certain temperature then it releases toxic fumes. Ive probably just shaved off 5 years of my life, at this point I'm probably expected to live to about 26 (this wasn't the first time Ive breathed toxic fumes).


Pretty cool<br />
I'm not shure what's happening to me , but every time i watchthis video i LOL so hard i can't breath!
just wondering would it be possible to collect the stuff that pools in the bottom before it bursts into flame, and use it as a type of rocket fuel or somthing of that manner?
No, it won't work as &quot;rocket fuel&quot;. This would be about the same as using gasoline or cooking oil as rocket fuel (NASA doesn't use that stuff for a reason). Big flames != thrust. To use this stuff as rocket fuel, you would have to burn it under high pressure in the presence of an oxidizer like liquid oxygen or nitrous oxide. Additionally, you would need some kind of nozzle and injection system that injects this stuff into the combustion chamber, and it will be very difficult to get the correct fuel-oxidizer ratio. If you could build such a rocket engine, it probably would be too heavy to even lift itself unless you built it on a very large scale, which is not something the average do-it-yourselfer can do. And even if you could build an engine to burn this stuff, it might tun out that there is not enough energy in it to do anything at all. A much simpler rocket fuel is solid propellant, which combines the oxidizer and fuel in a relatively safe and stable solid form that burns rapidly when lit.<br/>
so your saying nasa doesn't have nozzles and injection systems on their rockets... those have nothing to do with the fuel, if the myth busters can make a working rocket using salami for fuel, im sure this could create some thrust. you could always add something to speed up the combustion. (that doesn't mean it's the best way, but it might work)
the mythbusters packed other fuel sources into a hallowed out salami roll.. it wasnt pure salami that was being burned off for fuel.
NASA uses liquid hydrogen and oxygen in the space shuttle, which is very different from hydrocarbon fuel. There are some rocket engines that use hydrocarbon+liquid oxygen as fuel, though, such as the Soviet NK-33<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NK-33">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NK-33</a><br/><br/>You can read more about liquid rocket engines, including their history, here:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_rocket">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_rocket</a><br/><br/>I would still say that fog juice residue is not a good choice of fuel, though since you don't know what it consists of. Also, I would still say that it would be very difficult to build a liquid-fueled engine yourself.<br/><br/>The Mythbusters salami rocket was a hybrid engine, which means it has solid fuel and a liquid/gaseous oxidizer. Hybrid rockets are quite a bit simpler than liquid-fuel rockets since the reaction is basically self-balancing. The fuel will react with the oxidizer as fast as the oxidizer is supplied, so there is no need to ensure that two liquids flow at the same rate.<br/>
no the mixture doesn't burn fast enough and its probably reeeeely toxic
i'll try it.
OK THAN
lol i have done that sooo many times with lighter fluid
the pan has caught on fire. which is not good.
You know what? Forget the Darwin award, you should start the "Tetra Award" or whatever you want to call it. I have go to give you a helluva lotta credit for all you've done, cause I have tried most of it, that has to do with fire and electricity, and it worked pretty good for me, and I have done a lot of stupid stuff in my life. So, yeah, excellent as usual.
The Tetra award given to those who have gotten themselves into extremely dangerous and life threating situations, and manage to escape without a scratch.
We need to consider the following: Is this an award given BY Tetranitrate, or in loving memory OF Tetranitrate?
memory of at this rate
I deserve that award then...it's what I do ;-)
Are you a fireman?
Nope, I'm a pyro.
me too.
Me + high explosives = ~25 tetra awards.<br/>
situations like making an electronic detonator with wire too thin, plugged into the wall, switch welds itself together. starts a fire. i pull the flaming detonator out of the house and smother it with a bucket but the smell is unbearable. in 5 mins i have the place ventilated and all traces gone. my mom came back in 5 mins, i didnt gte caught, mom doesnt even know anything happened, howver her bucket is missing and theres a smoke ring on the cement outside my house lol. think fast act fast dont get caught. it works haha
Where did the pan go afterwards? I wanted to see flying pan of flames go hurtling out the window, thionking back, i did that when i was cooking bacon and i spilt some paint thinner...
Why would you even keep paint thinner near your stove, and why would you open it so it could spill?
don't you know? Fried paint thinner's nice
Actually, I prefer fried bleach myself...
no, no, no, no, no! You GRILL bleach!
lol I was gonna say that, but I figured bleach would drip through the grating of the grill...either way ;-)
That's why you wrap it in aluminum foil.
I wonder...<br/>...how long con we <em>possibly</em> keep this up?<br/>
I don't know, do you know? ;)
maybe it will go on forever!
la, la laaa!
Exactly, maybe it <em>will </em>go on forever.<br/>
yes, i think you might be right!
I agree.
i also agree!
does anyone else agree?
I'm Tetranitrate, and I approve of this thread.
That's good to know.
yes it is isnt it?
It is.
do you realy think so?
Of course.
well thats nice, does anyone else think so?
Boiled Ammonia is nice :D
oh yes! and with a pinch of glass too!
And a shake of silicone sand as well.
This is the longest reply chain i have ever seen cooool
try tetras lockpick ible there is an even longer one

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