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Old Flame, New Tricks

Born of a distant memory of chemistry lessons.
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Friday night, sit in front of your roaring log fire, enjoying a glass of wine.

Saturday night, turn up your music, turn on the "Disco Fire" option, and watch the intelligent fire grate blow small amounts of powdered metals (like those we used to stick in the Bunson Burner flame) into the fire, in time with the music.

Now my science is hazy, but I guess if you blew copper in, you'd get green light? Or would it be blue?

Three tips: Employ someone to clean out the grate next day, ensure your chimney is clear, and stear clear of Magnesium.

Fishrat, Jan 06 2004

Coloured Coal http://www.halfbake...dea/Coloured_20Coal
very similar idea by [8th of 7], you've just added automation [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Propane fueled video display http://www.halfbake...d_20video_20display
this idea by [lurch] automates it to pixellated ends [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Flame Test Fire Cubes http://www.halfbake...test_20fire_20cubes
another unautomated version of salts and metals in fires. [jonthegeologist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Unfortunate name, given recent experiences in Rhode Island and elsewhere.
DrCurry, Jan 06 2004
  

       Hmmm.... I take your point. Suggestions then?
Fishrat, Jan 06 2004
  

       krelnik - This idea is different to coloured coal, but maybe too close to (and not as good as) lurch's video display. But it's still different, and I would still like one.
Fishrat, Jan 06 2004
  

       I also think this idea is similar to [hazel]'s firecubes. linky. nice, but can't vote as its par-baked.
jonthegeologist, Jan 06 2004
  

       Old Flame, New Tricks
Dance to The Firey Beat
Technicolor Fire
Letsbuildafort, Jan 06 2004
  

       Tempting as "Dance to the Firey Beat" was.... Thanks, lbf.
Fishrat, Jan 07 2004
  

       Anytime, my Fishy friend.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 07 2004
  

       Some very good foriends of mine once crafted "The Fire Log" that sat in their fireplace. It consisted of a section of stovepipe that fit in the fireplace. On one end they placed a speaker, which was wired in to their home stereo, and on the other end, they attached their natural gas line with an on/off valve. They then sealed both ends with high-temp caulk. Then along the top of the stovepipe they drilled small holes at even intervals, 10-12 holes total, I think. At parties they would switch "The Fire Log" on, and light the top, and the fire would pulse to the music that was coming through their stereo set-up. Great fun, and its an easy home project.
Letsbuildafort, Jan 07 2004
  
      
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