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Firestarters for the wine drinkers in the house......

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by smokinj, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Put your Corks in a jar with rubbing alcohol. Got love that.
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  2. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Does it really work?
  3. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yes it does and makes me want to pick up a couple extra bottles a month! :)
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I just spit a mouthfull of moonshine on mine before lighting. Same difference.;) They don't call it rocket fuel for no reason.
  5. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Oh good call buy more wine and use moonshine in the jar....;) I will be ready for that blazard this season.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    We have hundreds of those!
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Super Cedars. Not so much of a headache (so to speak). :rolleyes:
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  8. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Lol. I've got 99.9% Isopropanol (typical drug store stuff is 70%, IIRC) at work, in 55 gallon drums. ;lol Too bad I don't drink wine!
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  9. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    In a pinch I have used homemade corn cobs out of the quicker picker upper, very absorbant paper towels. Dip them in a little lamp oil. Lamp Oil burns more slowly. or use some veggy oil.
    Easiest cheapest best quick fix when your in a jam option.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm . . . wondering how that would burn . . . I'm betting no smoke and little to no flames to clue you into whether it's on fire or not. ;)
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  11. Dtunes

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    I'm sure it would be blue and hard to see, impossible to see outside. I lit my hand on fire with the 91% stuff when I was a kid, didn't realize why my hand was hurting because I couldn't see it. I shook my hand and the flame grew and got a little yellow which is when I realized my mistake. I quickly wrapped my hand in cloth and it went out pretty quickly. I was lucky and only got a small blister on my palm, rest of my hand was perfectly fine. That was the day I stopped playing with fire...
  12. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Nobody on this site has given up fire.... ;)
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I was given some mimeograph copying fluid a few years back when a school switched over to using a photocopier . . . firefighter gave me the fluid to use in my extiguisher classes. One day I decided to test it out to see how it would burn before using it in an actual class -- poured some out and put a flame to it . . . and didn't see anything. Fortunately, I have moments of sheer brilliance (often with long stretches of being a complete idiot in between) and I tossed some loose hay in the general direction of the fluid only to see it burst into flames . . . completely invisible to the naked eye. I opted to not use that fluid in any of my classes as I feared my students walking into the flames.
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    That was probably a good call.
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    Ha, you got me. Though my fire play is now limited to pellet stoves and the occasional campfire or fireplace.

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