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DIY with caution: Flame tornado puts tea lights to shame

Dec. 1, 2016

Why use a candle when you can create your own multi-colored flame tornado?

With the changing season, it's common to light a few candles to fight the cold and the winter blues. But why use a candle when you can create your own multicolored flame tornado? Do you have unused glass vases and empty tea-light tins laying around the house? Then you have all the necessary materials to make a jaw-dropping flame tornado.

According to David Grossman from Popular Mechanics: "The fire tornado is already cool on its own, and way easier than building a giant tornado with a bonfire and box flames. What's more is that by adding chemicals like lithium to produce a red flame or boric acid to produce a green one, it's possible to generate a tornado that's multiple colors at once. The effect is certainly eye-catching but you might be better off not setting a bunch of chemicals on fire. And if you do, at least do it out in the backyard."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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