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Road Flares

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Chevy305, May 20, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    While trying to attempt cleaning out my garage, I found 2 sets of road flares, so 4 in total. The date on them says November 1974 :eek1:. Must have been some of my Dad's old stuff (RIP). So what do you guys think I should do with them? Would it be extremely stupid and/or idiotic to try to light em up? Or should I throw them away?
     
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    They have probably absoebed so much moisture, that they will not light by themselves. They WILL light in a bonfire, though.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    get it on tape!!!
     
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    give em to your fire dept... or soak them in ho then toss then in the trash
     
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    What if the ho wont let you soak them?
     
  6. Chevy305

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    But the prostitutes are on the other side of town! :doah: :rolleyes:
     
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    4 flares? All you need now is an old VW transmission.
     
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    yeah then thorow water on the fire :D




    magnizium fires are fun, maybe get a class 'D' extinguisher too :dunno:
     
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    Magnesium is fun to burn and the flares will get it started, but make sure that you are in a very open area and tell the ho not to pour water on it.
     
  10. Chevy305

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    why can't I put water on it?

    seriously I don't know anything about road flares
     
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    water + metal fire = really bad things
     
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    Water on magnesium burning at 4000*F (yes, that's four THOUSAND degrees) will cause an explosion that will grab your attention by the balls...
     
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    Yep. It is kinda fun to throw small water ballons at it though....
     
  14. Chevy305

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    Sounds fun :doah:
     
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    When I was a kid we used to take mag. shavings and light them with a torch and drop them off the end of the dock. I wish I was still a kid, I had so much fun doing things I was not supposed to, wait I still do things I am not supposed to. I have to go I now, I have to find some magnesium out in the garage.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Get video...
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    So was there like one or two flares in the cab or something???
     
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    NO the flares are not a big problem, mag is like VW blocks and such, i remember when i took fire protection that most departments will check car fire to make sure there not VW's befor they go douseing it with water.
    my teacher has lost a house once because of a small car fire in a gerage and they sprayed water on the car that was unknowingly a VW and they lost the house because of it .
     
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    I was going to have a bon fire this summer and I think we will have some fun watching a 4000 degree fire.
     

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