burning aluminum???

burning aluminum???

PostBy: MrMikie On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:39 pm

I was reading this and found it interesting.



http://www.burnaluminum.com/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Burning empty soda cans :lol:
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: Blackdiamonddoug On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:31 pm

you too can burn heavy metal at home too
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:41 pm

I;ll take the 5 Cents per can refund.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: MrMikie On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:42 pm

What made me interested is I produce lots of aluminum chips from my Machine shop. I save them up until I get enough to take them to a scrap yard. The time and gas it takes to do this is almost a waste of time. This got me wondering if it was feasible to burn it somehow and get more from it than junk yard prices.

When I searched on Google I was surprised to see the article involving empty cans.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: BeerMonley On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:05 pm

so i guess i go throw the bag of empty beer cans on the fire.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:26 am

I thought it always melted, We'd despose of our cans in this fashion in the woods. The fires we had were so hot a can would last about 1 second. Some of those places we went to a lot and it would require cleaning the fireplace out occasionally. You'd always find big globs of aluminum. Maybe that was just cans that were in fires that weren't so hot.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:42 am

Yes, of course, and I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. While techically possible to extract hydroogen from aluminum, you won't be seeing it done in your living room.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:53 am

I've thrown many a hard drive into the wood stove and made large globs of aluminum. Once a fire is established with wood, drywall burns kind of like coal in the stove. I burned several rooms worth, rather than throw it in the woods.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: Steve.N On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:59 am

Sounds like snake oil to me.
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Re: burning aluminum???

PostBy: gaw On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:26 am

A common flash powder like used in M-80s and other fireworks is made of aluminum powder and an oxidizer. So yes, aluminum burns but I have to see this thing work to believe it. Coal has a long established history for home heating.
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