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Old 08-25-2007, 12:51 PM   #15
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I find my need for a hair dryer diminishing as every year passes

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Old 08-25-2007, 02:46 PM   #16
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Butane curling irons are available, but I've never seen any butane blow dryers.
Sorry to sound so mundane - you guys are on a roll !
Maybe I was thinking of curlers; it's been a while. Thinking about it, a hair dryer would suck up a lot of butane in a hurry. Best to rely on shore power or restrooms or just cut it short

I was once giving myself a haircut and wound up shaving it all off -- Prior to that I had the usual fear of losing all my hair, but now it's gone (the fear, and some hair...).
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:10 PM   #17
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I googled "butane hair dryer" and found three patents for one; unfortunately, no company is yet manufacturing any of them.

However, as I use the heat of the hair dryer to shape or style my hair rather than to dry it, it occured to me that a butane hair curler (Braun makes one) might accomplish the same ends.

Thank you for the idea of using a butane-fueled product!

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Old 08-25-2007, 06:34 PM   #18
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Long Long Ago, in my youth, when dinosaurs roamed the earth..

I had (Still have, come to think of it) a friend that refused to go camping unless she had access to an outlet so she could curl her hair.

Hubby found her a butane curling iron.. and the excuses went away.

Yes.. I have witnessed this appliance myself, as early as the 80s, with jaw dropped.

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Old 08-25-2007, 08:33 PM   #19
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I find my need for a hair dryer diminishing as every year passes

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Yes, I agree!
BUT!
There is a valid use for these devices!
Amateur (And Professional?) Astronomers use these devices to remove the DEW from their optics
It's actually not a good solution as the optics dew up again right away, but, if used judiciously (?)
can be a help on certain nights of Observing!
If you are watching with your binocs, and they fog up - use the 12V 'hair dryer'!
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:44 PM   #20
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Blow dryers are good for thawing pipes, too. We have 2 at home - one for hair and one for industrial use.
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My wife has a butane hair curler, specifically for use in the car. The marriage-saving value of an appliance that allows departure from the house, while final preparation for an outing continues, should not be underestimated.

The "woof" sound from this thing when it finally ignites the accumulated cloud of (enclosed) butane concerns me more than any propane appliance in an RV.

The ideas of heat output rate and energy source choices lead logically to an obvious device: the propane-powered hair dryer, based on a common shop torch and with a fan run by a cordless power tool battery pack. It would be standard gear at Tim Taylor's "More Power" Mobile Hair Salon.
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That's a good reason why we have a generator. Jim just turns it on ... I use my hair blower and my curling iron.. and he turns the genrator off. It's all good...
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That's a good reason why we have a generator. Jim just turns it on ... I use my hair blower and my curling iron.. and he turns the genrator off. It's all good...
What's a generator?
What's a hair blower?
What's a curling iron?

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