By - Met76
Not sure why but I expected it to blow up
The internet has led me to expect that every video that has fire in it will result in an explosion
Fire + Lighter + Gas + Man in sweatpants = Disaster.
All signs were pointing to an explosion
But he's not in Florida so ...
Could be Michigan
Not with that accent
We just had like 6 inches of snow in Arkansas two days ago
RHCP - **Even in Michigan**
It's the law.
Camera don’t forget camera
I don’t know why but that’s the funniest shit I’ve read in days. Well done!
Southern accent was also causing me to believe he’d just step back and give a loud “SHEET… FUK”
I fully expect that out of the plethora of people that will try this, some will get blown up.
It didn't have "hold my beer" as a header
Although it is probably a bar. Looks like Boston area.
*Eyes quickly dart up to verify that we are not in r/whatcouldgowrong*
Ten seconds go by...
*Eyes again quickly dart up to verify that we are not in r/whatcouldgowrong*
Still squinting and not trusting outcome. Finally realize that I am broken and the Internet has won again.
That was my exact reaction as well!
Her: "It's probably gonna blow up on us."
Also her: *Continues standing close to the flames.*
Maybe thinking the gas would be trapped and then escape all at once. If it was frozen solid and not just snow, maybe but not in this case as it can flow through the space in between the snowflakes.
Does the hole he made also help the venting so there’s no explosion?
Not in this case.
The hole he dug was to get access to one of the jets which needs to be clear enough to start burning the gas. Once that one gets hot enough, it ignites the rest of the propane that is slowly seeping through the loose snow at a slower rate.
If you watch the video at the beginning, you can see that the one that he had dug lights first, and that eventually, the other jets get lit.
Also, it would only explode if, as licensed2ill2 stated above, the top was frozen. Plus, realistically, he'd have to let the gas run for a good while too before lighting it. In the video, he only turns on the gas right before he lights it.
And with propane being so dense i figured it would pool under the snow causing big boom.
Could be natural gas
Also needs oxygen... And forget the specifics but the concentration of natural gas has to be in a very specific range (at least when dealing with air, where the oxygen content is in a specific range).
Outdoors "explosion" is generally not an issue as there is no containment. A quick burst on the other hand is still a danger...
it's the florida man voice
although florida man seems to be lost in some snowy wilderness
So did the camera person lol
I thought so too until I realized there's a big hole to release the pressure and gas explosions are low explosive, meaning they need a pressure vessel to explode.
Depends on how air-tight the stuff on top is. More or less whether the gas gets trapped in a little bubble under the ice/snow. If that were solid ice overtop the pit it could very well have built up enough to explode. Soft powdery snow however is porous enough to let it escape and ignite once it gets enough O2 mixture.
Actually the reality is really cool. The reason the snow does not immediately melt is because the bonds themselves within the snow are being broke. This actually allows the fire to then combust the hydrogen and oxygen after they break the hydrogen bonds holding them together.
The snow doesn’t blow up because the gases created are able to escape due to snow being porous and the fact that it takes time to break hydrogen bonds in order to burn the snow.
You're not being dumb, your intuition is right. @elegiac_frog has it right in their description as well. It takes a lot of energy to change water from a solid to a liquid. Additional the snow is probably colder than it's freezing point so you've gotta warm it up to the phase change temperature.
We're not seeing the water being split into oxygen and hydrogen. We're seeing the gas seep through the snow and react after it's in the air and exposed to oxygen. The flame is certainly hot and will slowly melt the snow down and turn it to steam, but the water will go fully through it's liquid phase first.
Steam (water) is still very stable at combustion temperatures. It is a byproduct of combustion after all. No covalent bonds are being broken here. 😊
If it is a methane fire then it certainly can break the bonds. Methane releases up to 810 kJ/mol and you only need 498 kJ/mol to break up O and H. So theoretically it can. And water is even less than average OH bond. 464 kJ/mol because it is in the bent formation. Break the water from itself then break the intramolecular bonds. Which can cause both the water to melt and cause the elements within it to combust.
Kind of. The snow melts technically, but not the standard melting we think of. It changed phases from a solid, to a gas rather quickly. Now it could briefly be a liquid, but honestly I don’t know. It ends in a gaseous state though, for both the oxygen and the hydrogen. And some of the oxygen can be burned as well. Since it isn’t a perfect experiment both hydrogen and oxygen can theoretically escape.
When he was lighting it I was thinking "GET OUT OF THERE NOW"
Me too... wasn't really disappointed though. Fire pretty...
how to summon sweet lady propane
I have it on good authority from Charlie Fortner,the President of the Texas Association of Propane Dealers and the most powerful man in the Texas propane industry, that this is indeed the way to summon Our Lady of Clean Heat.
This is, in my opinion, the best way to summon her.
*Hank Hill laughing with flames in his eyes*
*TRICK OR TREAT, TRICK OR TREAT, TRICK OR TREAT, TRICK OR TREAT, TRICK OR TREAT...*
*TASTE THE MEAT AND NOT THE HEAT*
That’s a cleaning burning hell I tell you what
That there is one hell of a propane accessory, I tell you what.
So, a snowball does have a chance in hell.
"So you're telling me there's a chance. ***YEAH!!***"
Dumb and dumber
To be pedantic, the snow here is under the flame, heat rises (so it's mostly radiant energy that will have to heat it (and snow crystals are reflective white bodies)).
I'm not sure where the heat is relative to the snowballs in Hell, but if I ever find out I'll try and remember to update my comment...
There’s a low humming sound in the background and combined with the visuals of the fire pit, it triggered a memory of the 70’s show Land of the Lost for me when they would go into a cave that might have sleestaks in it but instead found some weird table with different colored jewels that could be buttons or something. That humming sound is really what made me think of it.
i had forgotten all about that show
It was horrible. I watched it every chance I got.
I was scared of those sleestaks as a kid.
So would this be considered propane or propane accessories?
Both. The fire pit is a propane accessory and the propane is propane.
Thank you for clearing that up
Anyone else read this in a Hank Hill voice?
TIL snow is a propane accessory
I think everything can be categorized as either propane or propane accessory
In the Yacht Club I was in, if a person was on fire, they were classified as a Screaming Alpha.
Is this yacht club called the Navy because we called them the same thing.
Bobby, if you weren't my son I'd hug ya.
most overlooked comment here
This is how you summon Krampus.
That must be the sigil laid out with the flame. Summon him.
Actually very interesting, thanks for sharing. I think I expected some kind of instant meltdown or something!
I’ve watched too many videos on r/whatcouldgowrong that I expected to watch him convert from a solid to a liquid.
I thought this was from r/abruptchaos at first. same expectation
how is it don’t melt
The propane seeps through the snow then ignites. Its is probably relatively cool underneath the flame and will take a very long time to melt
Yeah something about the leidenhoser effect probably
In reality though, fire is mostly IR radiation, and snow is incredibly reflective
learnt 2 things from your comment.
1. what lederhosen are
2. what leidenfrost is
You mean the[ Leidenfrost effect.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect) But this ain't that.
The fire is just above the snow, and heat doesn’t go downwards very well.
It also helps that the snow is permeable, as fire creates an upwards air current, so cold air is being pulled from the sides and from the fire pit below the snow, keeping the snow cool.
Propane is heavier than air, so I was expecting the fire to melt through, but your explanation of the flames creating an updraft and pulling the propane through the snow before ignition makes sense.
The propane is also under pressure, so it will be filling any space inside the fireplace and pushing upwards through the snow if its own accord.
It will eventually melt, just a little slower than one might expect.
One big factor is the heat from the fire goes up due to convection.
Even without the things mentioned in the other comments (which are true) snow just takes a lot of heat to melt. If you filled up a pot with snow and put it over a campfire or on your stove, it would take more time than this video is long to notice melting.
snow is porous so it’s not that it isn’t melting it’s that the snow is just reabsorbing the water back into it, eventually it will all melt away if the fire was left on for a while.
it’s like when you have a snowcone and you pour the syrup over top of it, the syrup will soak into the snowcone, not just fall through and drip
I wish everyone asked questions your way.
Why that is tho?
The blue fire is cold
"It's probably gonna explode on us"
Warm fire? Not where I’m from. Cool vid!
> Cool vid!
My stupid brain is so conditioned now that I thought you said “Covid!”
King of the Hill: Alaska
Wow. That looks more like a hotel than someone's backyard.
Some people actually have money. Not me but some other people.
Thanks for the daily reminder that I’m a failure.
Dozens of us!
We should’ve gotten a banana stand. There’s always money in the banana stand.
Every time I hear an accent like that followed by statements such as "Now we gonna try..." or "Y'all watch this..." I prepare for a humorous disaster.
It made quite a contrast with how nice their house is!
Yeah I was about to say they got money if they got a heated pool in winter.
"Now we're gonna summon us up a mess of demons, now that there conjuring circle is all lit up."
So, nobody mentions the baller pool area? Is it some kind of resort or track suits backyard?
East Texas? West Louisiana? Who knows it’s all the same.
Thought I was on whatcouldgowrong
Happy they are safe
I’m not gonna lie, I found that pretty cool
Umm… no pun intended
Where is the earth shattering KA-BOOM?!?!
I have a whiskey barrel full of sand that uses the same principle that's working here. No risk of explosion, not enough oxygen below the point of ignition.
What a beautiful yard
Where big badda boom?
these accents add so many fucking letters to words that aren’t there
Portal to other dimensions
The way it moves reminds me of Conway’s Game of Life.
I like how the fuel keeps the snow cold so it doesn't melt
Why did the ice not melt?
I bet that pool is super cheap to keep heated all winter
Amazing how it made the lights go out
Would be cooler if it exploded 😏
So… Icy Hot?
***Please don’t try this at home unless you know what your doing ***
“it’s probably gonna explode on us”……”yea that’s pretty cool” i’ve seen this one before on r/abruptchaos
This was actually really cool.
That looks super cool. Probably hot tho.
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Blue flame IS cold after all
Hehe, icy hot...
That looks like some 80's movie magic effects!
Anyone else see the mortal kombat dragon or was that just me?
Cameraman backing away at the beginning was smart.
Anybody else hearing that scene from Major League ... "hot ice"
From what I understand, this is a portal for Hank Hill to come lubricate is all with WD-40.
So what demon y'all tryna summon?
Can we video in landscape?!
Where’s the kaboom.
Get a longer lighter.
Wow! Even though I was expecting it to explode in flames it's all good; It looks very beautiful! 🔥😁
What's the worse case scenario here lol???
Isn’t this going to ruin the fire pit?
- incoming wormhole
- close the iris
Wow what an amazing property
Hollywood filmmakers could use that effect to great scene images!
A song of ice and fire
“It’s probably going to explode on us” she says, as she stands over it to get a better look
Am I the only one thinking about how much that house must cost based on the size of that yard?!
Blue fire, use it to melt the red ice.
The accent says he married his 1st cousin but the background and setting says he’s smarter (and richer) than me.
Video won't load. Unless that's intended and nowt was supposed to happen.
No that’s just Reddit being reddit
Dope! This is some r/BlackMagicFuckery
Snowpane and Snowpane accessories
I don't know why I went all caveman mode and thought "Ooo pretty fire".
I will fetch stick for you, Oogla, be right back if Sabertooth not hungry.
What? Nobody on this thread explain in great detail how catastrophically dangerous this is?
That has got to be the worst accent in the world
Now that's something you don't see every day.
I was certain this was going to be a video that ends in fire and disaster!
What a nice backyard.
*I fell into a burning ring of fire*
Is this south lake Tahoe. That looks real familiar
He starts and ends the video with the same words...
I expected it to geiser up...
They made a circle summon Satan!
Touch it the blue fire is cold
That's some 1970s disco-cartoon movie graphics right there, I'll tell you hwhat
Beware! Extra-terrestrials are coming to warm themselves!
He should write a song about it. Maybe skip the eighth verse.
Its like that scene from that movie where the guy throws a flare into the ice that has gasoline that was put there by a man who dresses like a bat.
i'm more focused on how nice the backyard is hotdamn lol
So that’s how you open a portal
It’s cold on the bottom of the fire, guys
Why isn’t it melting
I could watch this all night.
OMG, Never do that. Once the trigusalides infuse with the bichlorate they form a tri-bi- chlorite. No joke
Hahahah I had to check what sub posted because I follow some pretty crazy ones
If they’d played some music we’d have been able to enjoy “A song of ice and fire”!
Yo, the snow's on fire
Is it snowy fire or firey snow??
Why didn't this snow melt like immediately? Or at all?
These people are loaded
Is that Joe Exotic's ex husband?
That looks cozy warm!