How can I stabilize my tiki torches?

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How can I stabilize my tiki torches?

Postby talluntblonde » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:40 pm

First time heading out and I want to make sure my tikis don't blow away. My sister was out there a week ago and said the ground was hard, not sure if I can get them into the ground or what to do. Can anyone offer some wisdom?

Thanks in advance

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Postby Sham » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:43 pm

Tiki Torches, Candles & Lanterns

Winds pick up without warning and blow things over -- tent fires have started due to tiki torches, candles and lanterns being blown over in or around tents. Tiki torches are restricted to The Esplanade, the pedestrian boulevard at the fron of our city; Villages; in our Center Camp; and within the two Plazas on 2500' at the 90° and 270° intersections. We are tentatively allowing their reintroduction only in specific pre-approved locations along the esplanade. Unattended candles are discouraged and safe use of lanterns is encouraged.

EDIT: the above is a cut and paste. Yes, these things do blow over in hard winds and have set tents tarps and other things on fire. They would look very cool, but unfortunately they will cause fires within the city.
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Postby ibdave » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:53 pm

bring solar ones and zip tie them to rebar..... 8) 8) 8)
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Postby bm_cricket » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:04 pm

I think official word on the street is "no tiki"
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Postby Sham » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:12 pm

Some people who did NOT get the word on not having tiki's, is Home Depot in Reno. They have stacks of them set up every year with a fancy Burning Man sign next to them. They must be wondering why they haven't sold any in years!

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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:38 am

Use a propane tiki torch with a short tank.
Stabilize as needed.
Tank is the base.

Or you need an involved post to keep a standard one stable.

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Postby gyre » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:38 am

Shambala wrote:Some people who did NOT get the word on not having tiki's, is Home Depot in Reno. They have stacks of them set up every year with a fancy Burning Man sign next to them. They must be wondering why they haven't sold any in years!
That's funny.

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Postby bauhaus » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:29 pm

hit rebar stake into ground, zip tie torch to stake, ????, profit.

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:13 pm

did I miss something new this year? I thought tiki torches are among the things explicitly banned and listed as such in every year's survival guide.

OT: I need help keeping the glitter on my feather boas, what type of glue should I use?

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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:20 pm

Feather boas?

Better taste.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:52 pm

Just shove them in your haybales.

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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:54 pm

can you stand on your hands?
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Postby bm_cricket » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:41 pm

ygmir wrote:can you stand on your hands?


:shock:
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Postby robrob » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:56 pm

ygmir wrote:can you stand on your hands?


lol

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Postby bluemoon541 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:57 pm

well...the method i use for anything i might have that has a hollow pole/post...i hammer down rebar...then i slide the pole/post/bar over it...like a sleeve..but also on top of that ill use lines to keep IT down...
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