The magic of incense sticks...

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    OK, why does an incense stick not burn all the way to the base - setting the bungalow afire? It is obviously flammable throughout the incense portion, but when the incense portion is gone, the remainder stops burning! No one else finds this amazing??

    Low-tech, but effective solutions amaze me. But then, incense sticks amaze me...

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    Some more scientific minded person will answer I'm sure. But reading your post is making me reach for a patchouli Gonesh Stick tucked away in my desk drawer. It's a habit I developed in college in the 60's and then forgot about for many decades before I married my wife who's from Buenos Aires. She loves incense, and has rekindled my enjoyment of it, as well as many other things. So, thank you for posting!
     
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    The outer combustible incense coating burns hot enough to consume the inner stick (usually bamboo), but the stick doesn't ignite or burn easily on it's own after the coating is spent.
     
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    This question was asked and answered sometime in the 1970's I'm pretty sure.

    Oh yeah; "Maaaaan....."
     
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    You saved me from typing out a much longer, convulsed expiation that would have said the same thing.
     
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    It bothers my old eyes sometimes, but I can live with that.
     
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    I would like to hear it!
     
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    Party pooper...

    I prefer magic.
     
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    Really, it's magic. True story.
     
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    Although I wonder how many homes were burned down until they discovered the MAGIC of bamboo??
     
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    I'm surprised no one's brought up the fire retardant field of uncertain design.
     
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    People evolved things over a long period of time. This isn't like some stoner tried it one night and houses burnt down until they figured out not to use pine.

    LMAO! That reminds me of the people in the CHAZ in Seattle in 2019 trying to make a garden. Their tribe would die out before they got it right.


     
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    You don't know that for a FACT!! o_O
     
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    I think you just did. Please expound! :D
     
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    If you ever worried.....this was/is a solution. Best to put them on a saucer, or some such.
     
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    I don’t really like smoke in the air even with a somewhat pleasant smell, well possibly or just stinks, so just no.
     
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    The same sort of engineering is used to determine the load limit of bridges

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    Yep, whatever you do, don't just put them on a wooden shelf and light them.

    Ask me how I know....:rolleyes:
     
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    Jackie likes Sandalwood and Sage and I have no worries about it. Some of the cloying sweet incense that was popular in the ‘80s I can’t abide with

    I’ve got a metal incense pot that is allegedly from the late 1800s. I found a coil thing to hold cone or square incense in a head shop in New Orleans in the early 1980s. Currently it’s in storage but I’ll try to dig it out and get a pic.

    We have a half dozen or so of the flat wooden holders for incense sticks. We probably burn 2-3 sandalwoods sticks every 3 months and a sage patch monthly. The sage, Jackie says, help clear the house….whatever that means
     
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    ....or on a nice, clean piece of paper, to keep the shelf from getting dirty. :lol:
     
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