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    Thumbs up Colored TIKI Flame!!!!!!

    I'm not sure if someone here already mentioned this or not, this weekend I was at Walmart and found these Colored Flame Tiki Torch cans in the Lawn and Garden section (sorry for the large pics) :

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    When I bought them, I wasn't sure how they would work. When I got home to try them out, they were very impressive! I paid $5 each for them and stocked up on the Green color to use for my Witches this year.

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    Saweet... i was just goin to burn boric acid and Heet together for green flame but this appears to be a way better alternative ...thanks for the headsup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyprosick View Post
    Saweet... i was just goin to burn boric acid and Heet together for green flame but this appears to be a way better alternative ...thanks for the headsup!
    So you can make Green Fire with Boric Acid and Heet? Please explain how... I would love to know...

    I hope that these are availible longer, but they may be discontinued, so any other ways to make Green Fire would be useful.

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    yeah, go to big box store in the Pharmacy dept (they may keep it behind the counter) ask them for Boric Acid powder. Then go to an automotive store and buy some Heet antifreeze line treatment. Mix in some boric acid in the heet and start on fire and BAM green fire.. I loaded up some in one of my cauldrons and it was a beautiful site. Only downfall that im still checking on is any negative effects if you were to inhale some of the smoke. Its not a thick smoke but there is a smoke vapor that comes off it and I cant forsee it being very healthy so i wanted to do more research on it before I have it around ToTs or my party guests. When i lit the cauldron i got a little whif of it which followed up later with a headache... conicidence i dunno. Unfortunately 24 inch deep cauldron that i was going to buy from an antiquer sold it out from under me .....that jackhole.

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    I like the Purple Skeeter Beater myself, those canisters @ Walmart are $5 a pop. You can mix your own with chemicals for cheaper or get the big canister in purple of Purple Skeeter Beater for $7.99. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartisSexy View Post
    I like the Purple Skeeter Beater myself, those canisters @ Walmart are $5 a pop. You can mix your own with chemicals for cheaper or get the big canister in purple of Purple Skeeter Beater for $7.99. Just a thought.
    I looked up Purple Skeeter Beater and it burns without Color and like any other tiki torch. I normally pay around $7 for a large container of regular fluid. So far, Walmart is the cheapest at $5.

    So what chemicals would you mix to make the fire burn Green, Blue, or Red?

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    Really? It says it freaking burns purple! This is what I found looking around because I didn't even like any of the colors Walmart had I want purple. This is the list I found of what chemicals to use for what color.

    To change the color of your flame, try soaking your string in one of the following:
    Pale green flame use BORAX;
    Bright green flame use ALUM;
    Red flame, use only BORIC ACID;
    Purple flame use water softener salt (POTASSIUM CHLORIDE);
    Blue flame use CALCIUM CHLORIDE or COPPER CHLORIDE.

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    okay I know you will all think I'm crazy.. Oh wait I am

    But I got a huge cauldron this year still have to build the holder to keep it up.. but one of the things I learned doing ren fairs. Is when you build a fire (which I thought I might do inside the cauldron) if you take a small tube of copper and place it inside of some old yard hose about an inch long and put it in the fire you will have many different colors in the flame..

    Don't know how to work it on a tiki torch but thought you all might like to know this little tip

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    who makes them? Because I cant find any at my walmart

    okay now I am sad... I found these and Purple is one of the colors.

    http://www.fireworks.com/fireworks_g...o.asp?pid=1312

    But because I live in Az they cannot send me any because of the laws here

    okay who wants to send me some!!

 

 
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