Can you imagine what it would look like if someone were to open up a portal to Hell or possibly another dimension? I imagine scalding hot flames. An unnaturally awe-inspiring pyrotechnic display of power. In my mind I see a powerful vortex of fire escaping the earth, spewing forth into the Heavens. Never before have I attempted to convert my visions into a reality… But this guy did! Using some basic physics principles and a dozen box fans, this guy converts an average small campfire into an amazing fiery vortex. While we DO NOT recommend you trying this at home, it would be quite the amazing sight to see.
Look at how small the flame is to begin. This is a pretty typical, small campfire.
Add a dozen box fans to increase the flow of oxygen to the fire.
With a steady flow of oxygen and the man-made creation of a vortex, the flames begin to brightly burn and grow in height.
The vortex eventually provides an after-burner effect, igniting the gasses expelled by the burning fuel, resulting in an impressive display of swirling flame. Check out the full length video below.
This is a quite amazing display of applied physics and creativity. Whether this guy concocted this experiment to impress his friends or to prove a point, he deserves a pat on the back. With the dozens of pyros that I call friends, I’m astounded that I have never seen this before. Now that I have, consider me impressed. Feel free to use the comments section below to share your own pyro experiences.
Once again, for your safety,
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
Pretty cool, right? Let us know your thoughts.