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when you light the fire do you use a propane torch

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by gunny100, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. gunny100

    gunny100 ArboristSite Guru

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    c4 will burn will not explode in a fire thats what i was told
     
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    You heard that right.

    :D Al
     
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    Like Mudd says,
    Dry small kindling or scrap splits(softwood is easier to light) on top of newspapers then larger , then larger pieces.
    Fire in no time.
    I even showed this Boy Scout method to my wife and now she's a fire Queen.
    Knowing how to start a fire can also be a matter of life and death, like swimming or making shelter.
     
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    anlrolfe Honor GOD, Country and Corps

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    When I'm not using "The Force" to will the fire into action I use flint & steel, fire pistol, friction, parabolic lenses, electric arc or nuclear fusion to light my fires.

    I use a torch at the house because butane lighters are expensive and dealing with refillable are a PITA. I keep refillable lighters for the wife and her candles. I want a real tool, WHOOOF, there, FIRE, scratch myself and grunt...
     
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    chipper1 Living Life to the Full

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    I'm starting to like you more Steve :laughing:.
     
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    !!!!"just don't try to snuff it out while in flame with your foot or you will/maybe walking limp or on one leg" !!! lol
     
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    I feed my old lady 2 cans of Dollar Store 58 cent beans a day during the heating season. We place her butt near the air intakes. . . One kid takes a long fireplace match and the other kid tickles her stomach. . . It's been working for years.

    F.Y.I. No lettuce or melons 8 hours before lighting.
     
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    Ted Jenkins Firewood by TJ

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    I thought this issue was settled on how to keep the fire burning bright. Since I do not have an Old Lady like wood has the only thing that can be done is to keep a few old tires burning. If you run out of wood you can just shovel some black stuff into the stove so the Old Lady will not be disturbed. Thanks
     
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    olyman Tree Freak

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    just back a jet engine to the door of the wood burner..problem solved....
     
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  10. al-k

    al-k cuten wood

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    I new the honey moon was over when my wife farted in front of me, took 18 years. Then it was 8 years of trying to get her to stop. LOL
     
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    Highbeam ArboristSite Operative

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    Yes. All fires are started with the green LP bottles and a trigger ignited torch head on top. Works great.
     
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    Only in my smoker I use propane. The house I use paper and cardboard. E8028DE8-5FB7-4B5C-AE1E-DF548AFE7969.jpeg
     
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  13. Wood Doctor

    Wood Doctor Edwin

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    Never. That is absurd.
     
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    Kerosene soaked rag works
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Jeez you guys come up with some good responses.
     
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    I use the scrap pieces that comes from splitting wood followed up with a dash of diesel and have an easy hassle free fire. I just light it and forget it.
     

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