The Pocket Bunsen Burner

Intro: The Pocket Bunsen Burner

Warning!
Always be careful when dealing with fire
extra caution is needed when dealing with alcohol flame because they burn blue and are hard to see

Step 1: Gather Peaces

you will need:
1-1" brass tubing adapter
1-penny (can or usa)
1 cotton makeup application pad
isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
or
methyl hydrate (engine line antifreeze)

Step 2: Stuff Cotton Pad Into Brass Insert

insert cotton pad into brass insert

note: make sure the cotton pads are 100%cotton otherwise it could catch fire and start to melt and release toxic smoke into the air

Step 3: Cap End With Penny

stick penny into end hard using thumb

if it doesn't stay on its one try at a different angle

NEVER USE TAPE OR GLUE
DOING SO MAY CATCH ON FIRE
and you have to replace the cotton pad after about 1 hour of use

Step 4: Add Fuel

add about 5ml of fuel in to the cotton top

to little and you wont get a light

to much and it will leak out the bottom setting fire to everything
SO DON'T OVER-FILL !!!

Step 5: Done! :0)

ignite your new burner with a match or a lighter

it should burn between 10 and 16 minutes depending on the fuel used

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    12 Discussions

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    CharlesE6

    2 years ago

    Instead of cotton, why not place fiberglass in it? It's used all the time in alcohol stoves.

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    dorkflares

    3 years ago on Step 3

    This rocks. What do you put under it if you were on a say wooden work bench". Sounds fun. Thanks!

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    simonches

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Also, acetone(nail polish remover) works just as well :)

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    simonches

    8 years ago on Introduction

    You could also solder the penny in, depending on it's composition and that of the tubing adaptor.

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    Pentacle

    8 years ago on Step 5

    Are you Canadian? Or do you just like disposing Canadian pennies? Lol. Well, it's not like fire's going to ruin the penny...Very cool, though! xD

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    junits15

    9 years ago on Introduction

    not really a bunsen burner, more like an alcohol burner, still cool though.