quote:Originally posted by DRZ i did this once ....... never will I use petrol to light a bonfire again.
My Dad turned a 55 gallon barrel into a trash mortar once, lighting it with gasoline. The column of burning trash went at least 50 feet into the air, and spread into a circle of fire about 75 feet across as it came down. Burned up the fence to the sheep paddock, the gate to the lower barnyard, and damned near burnt down the well house.
After that we cut 3/4 inch diameter holes into the barrel near the bottom, and used a propane torch to light the burning barrel.