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Posted: 1/8/2006 1:47:55 PM EDT
As an arfcommer and psychopolitician, I hold it my duty to explore any possible advances in the field of incendiary devices, drugstore explosives, and general manly folly. A poster recently related that he observed a fire hazard warning on a container of cat litter. DK Prof (PBUH) did a quick experiment last night with no results. I vowed to repeat the experiment on a larger scale, enlisting the help of my son and of a genuine Boy Scout, as part of my coaching/instructing him for his God and Country badge, to assist me in this matter. To ensure that the experiment was properly included in the God and Country curriculum, we performed the exercise in a church parking lot in the United States of America.


Equipment ready.


50/50 Vegetable Oil and Cat Litter ready to mix.


50/50 mix of Vegetable Oil and Cat Litter, festering in the sun. No spontaneous combustion.


To hell with spontaneity. We resort to artificial ignition devices.


To hell with Vegetable Oil. We resort to lighter fluid.


Looks promising.


Oh, yeah.


Fully involved.

Conclusions:

1. Vegetable Oil and ordinary Cat Litter do not represent an improvement in the area of field expedient incendiary devices, and when combined may be categorized as "boring," even when artificial ignition devices are applied.

2. Lighter Fluid changes everything, though it is unclear that the Lighter Fluid experience was enhanced by the use of Cat Litter.

3. Fire is fun.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:50:31 PM EDT
You, sir, are a gentleman AND a scholar!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:51:42 PM EDT
yet more proof that lighter fluid can add fun to any boring situation
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:53:39 PM EDT
what is this, the aluminum pan o' truth?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:54:18 PM EDT
Now that's fucking science!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:54:20 PM EDT
Fire is good.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:56:33 PM EDT
I was seriously going to do this experiment this week at the shop!

Thanks for saving me the trouble!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 1:58:20 PM EDT
you forgot to add the magnesium shavings
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:02:49 PM EDT
Man....that training manual was a bunch of crap!

Nice work by the way!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:07:00 PM EDT
The crime scene tape and the two dead tires would of added nicely to the fire...
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:10:57 PM EDT
This could be your new gig:

The Ordinance-0-Truth
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:44:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jblachly:
You, sir, are a gentleman AND a scholar!



+1

Awesome !!!




Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:47:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
As an arfcommer and psychopolitician, I hold it my duty to explore any possible advances in the field of incendiary devices, drugstore explosives, and general manly folly. A poster recently related that he observed a fire hazard warning on a container of cat litter. DK Prof (PBUH) did a quick experiment last night with no results. I vowed to repeat the experiment on a larger scale, enlisting the help of my son and of a genuine Boy Scout, as part of my coaching/instructing him for his God and Country badge, to assist me in this matter. To ensure that the experiment was properly included in the God and Country curriculum, we performed the exercise in a church parking lot in the United States of America.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0086.jpg
Equipment ready.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0089.jpg
50/50 Vegetable Oil and Cat Litter ready to mix.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0091.jpg
50/50 mix of Vegetable Oil and Cat Litter, festering in the sun. No spontaneous combustion.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0096.jpg
To hell with spontaneity. We resort to artificial ignition devices.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0097.jpg
To hell with Vegetable Oil. We resort to lighter fluid.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0098.jpg
Looks promising.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0099.jpg
Oh, yeah.

i46.photobucket.com/albums/f115/0micron/IMG_0101.jpg
Fully involved.

Conclusions:

1. Vegetable Oil and ordinary Cat Litter do not represent an improvement in the area of field expedient incendiary devices, and when combined may be categorized as "boring," even when artificial ignition devices are applied.

2. Lighter Fluid changes everything, though it is unclear that the Lighter Fluid experience was enhanced by the use of Cat Litter.

3. Fire is fun.



And the nice man in suit with dark glasses walked up, flashed a badge and said "Are you Timothy McVeigh's stupid cousin?"
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:50:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 2:54:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 2:58:19 PM EDT by PeteCO]
I suppose it's only my patriotic duty to try the brake fluid and acetone thing tomorrow after work. It's too dark right now to try it.

I'll post pics then.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:07:35 PM EDT
You made a giant vegetable oil stove.

Vegetable oil will burn and was historically used as a lamp oil long long ago. It does take a lot to get it going.

The kitty litter acts like a wick in not letting all of the fuel burn at once.

There are pocket hiking stoves made with an altoids stove, perlite held in with some screen on top of it. Put in denatured alcohol and you have a pocket stove.

jd1
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:09:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:10:29 PM EDT
[beavis]fire, FIRE[/beavis]
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:12:48 PM EDT
The Litter Box 'O Truth!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:15:04 PM EDT
You cant bring that on the plane.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:15:05 PM EDT
Try the kitty litter in your gas tank and report back.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:16:45 PM EDT
eh, that's child's play. Try Calcium Hypochlorite (HTH pool cleaner Sock It) and Dot3 brake fluid. It has a time delay and awesome flames.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:17:15 PM EDT
Posts like this are why I love this website...
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:26:23 PM EDT
Looks like a version of Myth Busters
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:32:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Roadhawk:
The Litter Box 'O Truth!



+1
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:33:33 PM EDT
All outside fires need a permit sonny
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:39:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:

2. Lighter Fluid changes everything, though it is unclear that the Lighter Fluid experience was enhanced by the use of Cat Litter.

3. Fire is fun.



+1 to that!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:45:16 PM EDT
Explosive dust! Explosive dust! You need a cat scratching in the litter like crazy to raise enough of a dust cloud to be ignited by a spark.......kind of like it is only dangerous if your cat smokes while sitting in the litter box. That's the way I understand the problem!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:51:50 PM EDT
My cat thanks you FLAL1A,

He has always worried about his habit of smoking while using
the litter box.

We are both relieved that there is less danger than we thought.


GM

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:08:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
eh, that's child's play. Try Calcium Hypochlorite (HTH pool cleaner Sock It) and Dot3 brake fluid. It has a time delay and awesome flames.



+1 Don't foget to breathe the fumes it makes right before it lights off
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