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melting asphalt (bitumen) with wood fire - vietnam

Road construction (Vietnam)

1) put some wood between the barrels of asphalt and start a fire so that the asphalt will melt and become liquid.­ If no wood is available, use anything that can burn, like old tires.­ Bonus points if you can burn something really toxic.­

2) When the asphalt start melting, scoop some at the top and pour it on the wood.­ Asphalt burns well, so this will help melting the rest of the asphalt.­

3) Repeat step 2 until the asphalt in entirely melted in the barrels.­ This will take several hours and produce a really nice plume of toxic smoke.­ If you are lucky, you will only need to burn 30% of your asphalt to melt the rest, so you have 70% asphalt left to spread on the road.­

Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos of road construction (Vietnam, Laos, India).­

Those photos are also in my Vietnam photo album, Laos photo album and India photo album.

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction.

- Spaying a piglet.

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.