Green Fire?? Answered

I recently went on a campout with some friends and someone brought a bunch of newspaper. When we put a bunch in the bottom of the fire turned green. Does anyone know how that happened?

Asked by ExplosiveSillyPutty 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Fire alarm!

This afternoon a couple of guys from the Mexican restaurant next door came up our stairs and asked how to get to the roof. They said something about a fire and smoke and it being urgent. We pointed them to our fire escape which has a ladder to the roof and then, for some reason, they lost interest and left. We were wondering if, you know, this was actually important or something when the fire engines started racing towards our building. So we looked out and two fire engines with ladders showed up along with 6 other vehicles and a total of about 25 firemen. It was on! The two ladders extended up to the top of the building where some smoke was coming out and a fireman climbed up to take a look. Fortunately, it didn't look too bad as none of the other firemen went up. Within about 15 minutes they started packing up and left. Just another day in downtown San Francisco.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Fire Glove

Ok listen up guys, i have a science project and i wanna do this one thing really badly but i fear my hand might be badly destroyed in this process i want to make a glove where i could snap my finger and make a spark with some kind of flint and then hold a flame with a fuel source like timber or something... i'm thinking of buying a heat resistant glove so i don't get burned alive XD but any ideas would be helpful.

Posted by FireGLove 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Refrigerator fire

So my Refrigerator caught on fire... it was weird. I was getting ice out of the freezer when I noticed the light was flickering, then I remembered the light burned out months ago, that was my biggest clue. And it explained the crackling sound I was hearing. I unplugged it before it got out of control or anything, and nothing was damaged.... Has anyone else had their fridge catch on fire?

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Fire Pole!

My house has undergone some small renovations over the past two weeks, the best of which was just installed this morning: a fireman's pole for sliding down!My boyfriend has also got the ability to climb back up... I have not yet attempted that.Here are some pix and videos. The construction is not quite complete yet so it's still all sawdusty and unpainted - looks like a workshop more than a home, but you know it's at least half workshop anyway.Down the pole: Up the pole:

Posted by rachel 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Well, I got fired

Well, yesterday i got some bad news from my boss. after missing a shift because of a long Harry Potter movie, I called to tell her what happened and that is when it happened, " Well this is the last time this will happen because I'm afraid that Steve (owner of the store) has told me to let you go". She then hung up quickly. So I ran down the the store and called Steve, He said that he had NOT SPOKEN TO MY BOSS FOR A WEEK! Displeased with her lie i asked him to talk to her. She managed to make me sound like a useless pay-robbing dick, so he fired me for real this time. although he said that i could use him as a reference, i still had to leave what I actually loved doing. Now, i sit here Unemployed because of a really bad, little kids Harry potter movie. Does anyone know how to handle this?

Posted by Steamdnt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how could I light my arm on fire without getting burned? Answered

The title is kind of is self explanatory.  I would like the "safest" way to do this, I've seen it done but I don't know how they did it.

Asked by dangerUXO 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Fire/ pyro guide.

Can an admin make a cool guide with the good pyro instructables? That would be awesome.

Posted by thebeef2 9 years ago

i wanted to know how does starting fire with a water bottle really works Answered

I have pick "starting fire with water bottle" for a science fair and i need to know how does it really work? like does it matter what bottle or angle whats the reason for the fire to start

Asked by CURLYFRIES 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Hey! Can someone that can make an awesome fire/pyro Instructable? That would be awesome.? Answered

 I just want an instructable with all the good fire instructables.

Asked by thebeef2 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how do i build the best fire for my fire pit naturally?

I want to build a fire for my fire pit with all natural materials,no gas or lighter fluid. I have alot of wood and i want to fill my pit up

Asked by devo89 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

What are the 2 liquids for this reaction?

I remember watching a documentory (survivorman i believe) and he mixes 2 liquids together in order to create a fire. What are the names of thoes 2 liquids and where can i possibly find them?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How can i generate electricity from heat?

I've got a water heater that runs on fire, plenty of heat escaping through the chimney, is there any way that i can harness some of it? I'll be happy if i could run a light or something small

Asked by fjchorn 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

For all you pyros out there

For all you pyros out there, and everyone else too. :-)

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

i need a c code for image capturing and comparing with colour?

Its my project.. i need help

Asked by schethank 9 years ago

Ammonpulver (explosive)

Hey, i was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. it is ammonium nitrate and charcoal. i hear it is hard to ignite? does anyone know the ratio?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago

how to sharpen up a ferro rod?

How do u sharpen up a ferro rod thiny magig that u use to hit against the rod

Asked by Schmidty16 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

where can i get a diode thats not a blu ray or dvd burner diode?

I need to no so i can mmake a burner laser

Asked by timanator 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Aerosol Flamethrower

I've searched almost all words associated with "Aerosol flamethrower" on instructables, yet I see nothing of the sort. Where I come from in England, they're very common, has anyone else ever made one and would the subject be to easy to make a whole instructable out of it. (even if other ways of using them were included?)-=EDIT=-I've established it IS a bad idea, but also just to clarify:~Spray~ can flamethrowers will NOT randomly blow up unless (to my knowledge)You hold it the flame so it burn the nozzle.You pierce the valve.You douse it in and light or chuck it in a fire.

Posted by CogitoErgoSum 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what are some good riddles?

Post them on here if you have the answer and let everybody try to guess them. i have an extreamely easy one to warm you up                 I can get stronger with food but water kills me. what am i?

Asked by lardass 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What gases are producded while maing charcloth?

I wish to make charcloth on my single burner propane stove using a tin can on my patio. My question is....will the gases be of a dense smoky nature so that everyone is calling 911? Or are they going to be of an inconspicuous water vapor so I can carry out the process in my patio without bothering neighbours?

Asked by eagles_dare13 7 years ago

Modifications to a pistol to allow blank firing? Answered

 What  modifications are needed to allow a semi-automatic pistol to fire blank ammo? The reason I ask is that on various film prop sites I have come across a photo of a gun, ( for an example see accompanying image), and the phrase,  "Note how the gun has clearly been blank converted." I can guess at the reasons but does anyone know? (Don't even bother trying to google this.. .you will get thousands of pages on how to convert a blank gun to fire real ammo.) This is from the film, Heat. Thank you.   

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Fire Extinguisher recycling / re-purposing

Hi, I run a fire safety company in the UK. I'm looking for new ways to re-use old fire extinguishers. Maybe I could make a smoker/dehydrater from a large cylinder type? We always have old fire extinguishers to get rid of that are no longer required. The ABC Powder type are a pain to dispose of, but provide different sizes of metal cannisters and 'mono-Ammonium Phosphate' powder, which could potentially be re-used as fertilizer. Whist we do send 2kg & 5kg CO2 units away to get a rebate on new units we tend to have plenty of these available, should someone want to tinker with one. Possibly for the wind-chime / Temple Bell Instructables? or maybe to make a resin filled filter for biodiesel?. If you live in the UK and would have a use for these untis let me know, you can always collect some from Bristol or Gloucestershire.

Posted by Nemesis201077 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

does a fire extinguisher last a long time or not ?

Like does only last one skirt then you have to empty it 

Asked by The_Modder 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

What's the best way to make an outdoor fire pit that will actually be used for jobs other than flipping burgers?

I am looking to do the work myself and was wondering if anyone had any recycleable "shortcuts" (one website I visited suggested using the tub of an old washing machine or dryer and then cementing rocks around it.) Good idea, but are there others out there? Any suggestions for a grate to go over the top? It doesn't have to look like it belongs in an issue of House Beautiful, I need it to be functional and sturdy. If it looks great, then that's a bonus. I have plenty of natural rocks available, so I would not be purchasing bricks or anything of that nature (at least for the outside.) Thank you!

Asked by kelawrence 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

DIY Fire Extinguisher

I need a cheap homemade fire extinguisher for small stuff.

Posted by ry25920 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

New Category!

I want instructables to make a category about fire   anything fire. Change fire color, different household items that start fire. Just anything!

Posted by jamob 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

how to fix kindle fire charging port?

Asked by mustanglynyrd 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Knex fire starter

I made a Knex firestarter, let me know if u want pics or an instructible.

Posted by dalekpod 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Instructables involved with fire?

Anybody who has any insructables involving fire or kinds of reactions similar to fire join my explosions group please or PM me with an instructable you have or know of!!!! Its new and i want people to join with some fun projects!

Posted by jamob 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Like I'm bored and I want to blow some stuff up any 1 have any ideas of what I should do?

Posted by jotary 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How much easier is it for a fire to start with pollen in the air? Answered

In a town near where I live, three houses burned down. With pollen season around, it made me wonder.

Asked by NicOmbra 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How would I go about making a fire pit table like the one's sold at lowes?

I am looking at making one of the fire pit type tables sold at lowe's and other stores. Have access to cheap steel and cheap aircraft grade aluminum up to .375 in thickness.

Asked by hammo567 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Fire Kit

Here's an idea for a fire kit, not necessarily for survival or emergency. Someone want to make an ible out of it ? The idea here is that a coke can, once  completely dry, could provide both lightweight waterproof storage for tinder and lighting , and  also be an item to help structure the fire layout to provide proper draft and heat containment, . After the can is  dry you could stuff in some matches and cotton lint or vaseline balls, maybe a magneium stick. Maybe an obviously small candle.  Some items may need wrapping.  Then duct tape the hole When it came time to use, open with a knife. How exactly I would use the can to structure the fire is an open question.  

Posted by Wilmette 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

does the right trigger work after modding a 360 controller?

After modding the controller for rapid fire does the right trigger still work?

Asked by graphic81 8 years ago

Burning Man Accidentally Burns Early

Burning Man update:The Man caught (or was set) on fire early this morning during the lunar eclipse. The BRC fire crew extinguished the blaze, and they're rebuilding the structure and replacing the neon now. The fireworks and fuel hadn't been added yet, so the damage wasn't total.Story, photos, and more links from Scott Beale of Laughing Squid

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

fire sleeve?

Fire sleeve is a common term for a Silicone coated fiberglass sleeve, generally used in industrial or aerospace applications. Fiberglass acts as an insulator or barrier for constant temperatures up to 540ºC. Silicone is generally able to withstand temperatures up to about 260C degrees continuous. Silicone, however, has the added benefit of being able to withstand and repel much higher temperatures for short durations, including liquid molten metals. Fire sleeve is used as a protective sleeve on industrial hoses, hydraulic hoses, cables, wires, etc. Fire sleeve generally refers to two variations: An aerospace version is made with a braided fiberglass substrate and is commonly used in the aerospace industry. Its construction enables qualified hose assemblies to meet the SAE standards which have been established relative to the protection which this product provides. An industrial version, constructed of a knitted fiberglass substrate is also available. Because it is less expensive it is more commonly used in hot industrial applications where this type of protection is needed. The industrial version will not meet the SAE standards. Fiberglass sleeve—without the Silicone rubber coating—has a higher continuous temperature rating, up to 1000ºF or 540ºC and is available as a knitted or braided sleeve for protection of hoses and cables where molten splash protection or weld splatter protection is not required. Fire sleeve is used for industry, aerospace, automotive, mining.

Asked by bstflex 4 years ago


I have a bag of dried cayenne peppers lying around here somewhere. Is there any way i can extract the oils to make a kind of spicy fire liquid? What solvents (isopropyl? denatured alcohol? acetone?) would dissolve the oils? Thanks.

Posted by John Smith 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

wrist mounted flame cannons

Should i post an instructable for this?

Posted by budsiskos 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

were does one buy ammonium nitrate from??


Asked by Sam Singer 9 years ago  |  last reply 10 days ago

Be a caveman with Swedish style!

I saw this on the MAKE blog: Helmut Smit is an artist/designer. This brilliant Ikea Hack "harks back to one of humanity's basic needs: making fire." As Ikea does not sell matches or lighters, Smits has taken cues from the wartime necessity of burning furniture to keep warm, and created a fire from an Ikea rope, hanger, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments. Since embedding doesn't seem to work consistently here's a direct link to the video below:

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

looking for a fake fire...LED lit perhaps

Hi all, new here but love everything I'm looking at here. Great ideas. I'm a Halloween fan, and build my own Halloween props. Right now I have built some cemetery fence columns, and I want to put a fake electric fire on top somehow. I have a plastic candy dish with light up eyes, and I want to have an electric/battery powered flame for the top of it, something that will show up really well at night. Real fire would be good, but I don't want to melt anything. The first image is my column, the second image is what I'm looking for, I just don't want to spend $60 on a couple of them, I would prefer to build them myself. Hopefully someone will give me some ideas....thanks

Posted by cmghost 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Google Burns Down, Twitter Knows First!

A blaze broke out at Google's British headquarters today, when a rooftop barbecue got out of control.The blaze broke out on the roof patio of the company's London offices at lunchtime, the fire brigade said.Around 5,000 Google staff and employees from other firms based in the six-floor building were evacuated.Within minutes nearby workers had posted pictures of the blaze on the social networking website Twitter.A spokesman from Google said: 'We have free food for staff at our offices and today was a barbecue day. We were having a barbecue on the patio where the fire started, but we're waiting to hear from the firefighters whether the two are linked.'Daily mail article.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Where do you get KNO3 in Western Australia?

I am in Perth so  i don't want end up near Darwin!

Asked by Zachagan 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Does any one know the recipe for thermite?

I think that thermite is made with aluminum powder and rust powder but im not sure that is the exact recipe and i need to know the ratio.

Asked by Thor007 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago