You are previewing Make: Fire.
O'Reilly logo
Make: Fire

Book Description

Learn how to safely build projects that burn, poof, "boosh," and flare! This complete reference and hands-on guide to working with propane explains how to create a variety of flame effects projects that can be built with common tools and materials.

Focusing on safety at every step and written by a licensed Flame Effects Operator, this book explains everything you need to know to safely work with propane. An essential reference for building projects like fire cannons, forge torches and flaming sculpture, Make: Fire explains the history, chemistry, and combustion of propane. With simple tools, you can build a gorgeous flambeau, a torch capable of melting aluminum, or flame effects that ignite jaw-dropping fireballs in the sky.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">1</span>&#160;&#160; Understanding Propane   Understanding Propane
    1. Basic Propane Chemistry
    2. Pressure
    3. Combustion
  4. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">2</span>&#160;&#160; Equipment and Parts   Equipment and Parts
    1. Cylinders
    2. Hoses, Pipe, and Tubing
    3. Regulators
    4. Thread Designations
    5. Fittings
    6. Valves
    7. DIY Propane Tools
  5. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">3</span>&#160;&#160; The Low-Pressure Source   The Low-Pressure Source
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Testing
  6. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">4</span>&#160;&#160; The Flambeau   The Flambeau
    1. Parts
    2. Tools
    3. Construction
    4. Testing
    5. Ideas for Enhancing
  7. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">5</span>&#160;&#160; The Portable Fire Pit   The Portable Fire Pit
    1. Parts
    2. Tools
    3. Construction
    4. Operation and Shutdown
    5. Enhancements
  8. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">6</span>&#160;&#160; The Experimenter&#8217;s Rubens Tube    The Experimenter’s Rubens Tube
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Assembly and Testing
    4. Operation
    5. Experiments
  9. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">7</span>&#160;&#160; The High-Pressure Source   The High-Pressure Source
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Testing
  10. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">8</span>&#160;&#160; The Venturi Burner    The Venturi Burner
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Tuning and Testing
    4. Operation
    5. Enhancements
  11. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">9</span>&#160;&#160; The Boosh   The Boosh
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Testing
    4. Operation
    5. Enhancements
  12. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">10</span>&#160;&#160; Pilot System   Pilot System
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Assembly and Testing
    4. Operation
  13. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">11</span>&#160;&#160; Arduino Control   Arduino Control
    1. Parts
    2. Design
    3. Construction
    4. Software
    5. Testing
    6. Casing the Project
    7. Enhancements
  14. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">12</span>&#160;&#160; The Digital Step Valve   The Digital Step Valve
    1. Parts
    2. Construction
    3. Testing
    4. Operation
    5. Ideas
  15. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">13</span>&#160;&#160; Beyond Vapor   Beyond Vapor
  16.    Afterword
  17. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">A</span>&#160;&#160; The Gas Laws   The Gas Laws
  18. <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0" class="chapnum">B</span>&#160;&#160; Resources   Resources
  19. Index