Chris P. Jaehnig

Remote-Control Live Fire


Described below is a safe and proven method of controlling live fire onstage from a remote position. The reader is cautioned that the use of any live fire effects must gain the prior approval of the local Fire Marshal. Because of the relative expense of building this system, plans for the effect should be presented and approved before construction is undertaken.



The fuel most commonly used is propane. This fuel is used in most motor homes and farm buildings, and suppliers are listed in the Yellow Pages under “Petroleum—Liquefied.” When handled with care it is a safe fuel. Route the fuel to the other system components with rubber hose similar to the hose used on oxyacetylene ...

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