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Mosquito Flamethrower Answered

It's a DIY mosquito flamethrower for when you want to go nuclear on the little buggers.

What could go wrong?

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RobertN201

1 year ago

Where can I get one?

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tranoxx

7 years ago

damn, thats beautiful!

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qwertyman10

9 years ago

If I were you, I would probably use silicone, WD-40 or some other kind of lubricant. They burn well.

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lemminggenocideqwertyman10

Reply 9 years ago

propane and butane are the best readily available fuel sources. with lubricants and other aerosols you get these nasty, sticky biproducts.

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carpe_noctemlemminggenocide

Reply 8 years ago

i used aerosol white lithium grease before, and the resulting fireball (its a nice one) rises. i aimed it at the floor in my garage and it almost hit the ceiling. by far the most interesting aerosol flamethrower i've done, although a friend had a can of axe that burned green.

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caarnteddcarpe_noctem

Reply 8 years ago

We have a product down here called "Start Ya Bastard" Which is an aerosol that contains ether (I have done no research on this whatsoever, and am working entirely from drunken memory. It may be a product from the UK) I think the company that produces it is Wynns . It is used to start engines that won't. This is what I will be using to throw flame. What could go wrong? Fire=-better. Bigger fire= betterer.

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caarntedd

8 years ago

This is the best thing I have ever seen in my life!! Fire ALWAYS makes it better.

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The Ideanator

8 years ago

I wonder if there's an ible on it...

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zascecs

9 years ago

"Hi, Billy Mays here, with the new Mosquito Flamethrower..."

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harry88

8 years ago

get one of those pump up aerosol cans and fill it with gas

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trike road poet

9 years ago

Golfers would pay more then a bit for one of these to keep in their bags, some courses are bug and mosquito havens! First class camp fire starter, signaling device, and boondock pipe lighter!

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lioneatr

9 years ago

Whats in the can?

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Goodhartlioneatr

Reply 9 years ago

Taft is a hair spray, if I am not mistaken.....

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KnexFreek

9 years ago

 HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAA THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!
I DEMAND AN IBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!! -FAVED-

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KnexFreekKnexFreek

Reply 9 years ago

 oops wait.... i cant fave a forum topic... LOL oops.. 5 stars then :)

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KahlZun

9 years ago

I demand an ible!

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nfk11

9 years ago

there are mosqietos in uk.ive been.do you(yes you english kid)know a nathan

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erezyefet

9 years ago

The safest way to burn your bed ...

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isaac!

9 years ago

i think you've just invented the most exciting beehive annihilator.

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stephenniall

9 years ago

ive build something like that out of a old spray gun adaptor for a aersol can  ! its hand . shame we dont have mosquitos in the uk . I just use it for small animals rats gerbils the neighbours dog . (only joking i just use it on ants and police officers)

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porcupinemammastephenniall

Reply 9 years ago

It's a "shame" that you don't have mosquitoes?  Have you ever been bitten by a swarm of them?  Or been awakened by one that hovers by your ear only to hide when you try and kill it? Honestly, it would make my summers pure bliss if we didn't have mosquitoes.  Come spend a summer in Ontario Canada and we'll talk lol.  I'll find other things for you to throw flames at.  Anyone for a quick smore? ;0)

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stephenniallporcupinemamma

Reply 9 years ago

Ok you come stay at my small house in England and ill swap ! 

although you havbe a point mosquitos sound awful !

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porcupinemammastephenniall

Reply 9 years ago

I would be totally open to that idea!  My house is small too.  I'm not kidding.  I do live next to Georgian Bay, and many tourists come from all over the world  to my town to explore.  I also have a question...  Can you tell me how I can find the list of Instructables that I have bookmarked as favourites?

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stephenniallporcupinemamma

Reply 9 years ago

:-}

Click your name on the comment above and scroll down and it will tell you your favs

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Goodhartstephenniall

Reply 9 years ago

I could ship you an egg sack that has a few million eggs in it....in an envelope, no less, so you could share in the joy, if you wish :-)
 
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stephenniallGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

*wields his flamethrower* id imagine the postage police would see your name on the return address and immediatly Burn it ! 

*goodhart sending more nuclear devices*


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stormende

9 years ago

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire in the hole!

in the whole neighborhood I mean.

:D

Sweet project.

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firefighter1333

9 years ago

lol, i alrdy did this with a lighter attached to a clean spray thingie. the only difference is that i use it against spiders.

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Doctor What

9 years ago

Who doesn't need a bedside flamethrower?

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Doctor Whatbowmaster

Reply 9 years ago

 Aye.  I would have never thought of the people who already have bedside mounted flame turrets.

I apologize for being prejudiced, and omitting them.

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bowmasterDoctor What

Reply 9 years ago

It's laser guided. I programed it in Perl. Took 153 lines of code.

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seabee890

9 years ago

Would it be safer to use a small piece of copper tubing from a hobby store to act as a spark arrestor? jb weld to protect the nozzle from melting? also a electronic ignite lighter from a bbque would add to consistincy in lighting.
Please plan safely if you are reading this idea and new to triing "crazy s**t" I  have seen the result of a can bomb, the flame lit the dribble on the can and melted the top, fortunately the guy threw the can in a garbage dumpster before it detonated because the fire bal was HUGE!!. good luck and let me know what you use for new eyebrows when the wind shifts, i love to play with fire(as long as nobody gets hurt or property damaged.)  Cool idea, I look forward to trying it.

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crapflinger

9 years ago

that's typically how i get rid of spider webs (i don't have anything against spiders...per se.... i just can't stand spider webs). can of hair spray and a lighter...that would be a much niftier approach

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dla888

9 years ago

I love it! Interior Alaska is famous for mosquitoes, we don't have 'em too bad on the coast.

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=SMART=

9 years ago

Hahaha he is using it in bed, would this work on spiders ? i dont want to burn my walls though

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computer_guy=SMART=

Reply 9 years ago

It would definitely work on spiders. I tried using an aresol can and a lighter and did it on a wall. didnt even leave a single peice of evidence i used it besides the dead ants.

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porcupinemamma

9 years ago

is that a picture of you by chance?

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Zem

9 years ago

Hmm.. That might be useful for fending off wasps while mowing... Or it might piss them off more lol. 

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dark sponge

9 years ago

I want one! Still, it would be even cooler see one that actually does go "nuclear" on them...

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dungeon runnerdark sponge

Reply 9 years ago

I think a mosquito can actually be set on fire for a few seconds.



Mosquito + flamethrower = the literal firefly