IDEA for challenge: FLAMETHROWER : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread

I would love to see the crews build a working flamethrower. I've been a big fan of JUNKYARD WARS and the innovative approaches the crews come up with to meet the challenges are wonderful!

Perhaps a contest could be created wherein the crew build a working flamethrower that would end up with each member of the crew having to roast a hotdog to win? Of course, each member of the crew would have to eat their hotdog and the first team to do so wins.

Good luck with the show and know that I'll be watching!

-- Katherine Carstens (, March 06, 2001


Not roast a hot dog! Burn down the houses. 4 or 5 garden sheds along a trail, teams cannot get any closer than 15 meters from the buildings. Firt team to set them all on fire wins.

-- Stephen A. Binion (, March 06, 2001.

I like the hot dog idea. I can do without burning down houses or sheds. Too much destruction gets boring. Roasting hot dogs perfectly without charing to destruction and then eating them creates a challenge with more of a team participation.

-- Ron Fornator (, March 09, 2001.

A Hog Roast, Tim Allen style!

Lunch anyone?

-- Dan Denney (, March 09, 2001.

Um, guys? You may want to try switching to de-caf for a while. Flamethrowers are essentially three pressurized tanks of diesel fuel, parrafin and oxygen- all pumped up to about 300 psi. There's an additional pilot light system (like a small hand-held propane torch) running at constant "on" to light the pressurized tank mixtures as they stream out of the main nozzle. Can you say, "high disaster potential"? Sure, I knew you could. I'm not even going to get into the legal ramifications of having a bunch of people building possible Class Three weapons for fun. On the other hand, what with the horrible spread of hoof and mouth disease across England these days, this might be a very appropriate challenge. At least there'll be plenty to test them on! (Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

-- Chip Haynes (, March 16, 2001.

300 PSi ain't no pressure to be scared of...It's the COMPRESSIBLE nature of the gases that is...

-- Dan Denney (, March 16, 2001.

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