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kevinam Donating Member (475 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-05 12:06 AM
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59. couple of questions about your experiment...
1. Are you 100% sure that the chicken wire you used is steel?? I think the chicken wire in the pictures might actually be aluminium or iron.

2. What temperatures did your fire generate?? That should be a pretty good gauge as to how close your experiment was to reality. Also, kerosene is similar to jet fuel, but probably does not have identical burning characteristics as jet fuel.

3. Major flaw. Your 'structure' was not enclosed. All the heat from your fire was able to escape out all the holes in the wire.

4. The amount of paper and debris would have to be substantially increased. Every floor of that building had paper, furniture, and building materials to burn. I don't think throwing a couple pieces of newspaper in the bottom really replicates 'real world' type of scenario.

5. Did you use any type of scale?? Scale can really make a world of difference.

Good luck, but I find it unlikely that you are going to be able to build a fire that hot.

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