Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Buddy burners/Correction
Re: Buddy burners/Correction
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 08:15:24 -0500
The Gillams <howlers@INTELIPORT.COM> wrote:
> I was corrected not to throw water onto the fire. Which was not what I
> was referring to but I meant with a water-hose and stand a respectable
> distance away when doing so and keep everyone at bay.. You could have a
> bucket of dirt handy but where we live we have compacted clay, hard as
> rocks. Best bet when melting the wax, have a CO2 fire extinguisher
> close by.
Wax should always be melted in a double-boiler. Put the wax in a metal
bowl, float the bowl on a pot of boiling water. There is no chance of
wax fire or flare-up using this method.
Tim Hewitt, Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 350, Old Orchard Beach, Maine