melting asphalt (bitumen)

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melting asphalt (bitumen)

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.­

air pollution
asphalt
bitumen
burning
environment
fire
flames
groundwork
macadam
mèo vạc
pavement
paving
petroleum
road construction
roadworks
November 20, 2005
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 of construction workers at work, with their heavy machinery and power tools.­

Road construction, infrastructure, building constructions etc.­

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.