Propane Lighter for Wood Stove Inserts?

vanasdale Posted By vanasdale, Oct 25, 2006 at 4:07 PM

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  1. vanasdale

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    My "brother-in-law :smirk: " used a gas log set in his open-fireplace for years, but now burns wood. He uses his propane line to light the wood (I have not observed it in use nor have I seen the valve or lighter at all).

    Does such a device exist for an airtight cast iron woodstove? I feel this is economic and instant gratification compared to black-palm-newspaper-wadding, hope-kindling-lights-this-time... 8-/ when I was little.
     
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    if anyone writes a kaBOOM joke, i'll scream :-/
     
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    Air tight area

    BOOM!
     
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    Yeah, Gas log lighters aren't very safe in air tight stoves. Even one in a open fireplace makes me a little nervous. I spent a little time in the San Antonio area of Texas and it seemed that every open fireplace had one. Most of our local jurisdicitions here in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in PA have made them illegal. As BeGreen suggested, get yourself a good firestarter. Also do a search on the forum, there are many threads around here about sucsessful methods of build a fire in a wood stove.
     
  6. vanasdale

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    Thanks. I have a small house. What few closets we have keep the floorspace open. Closets are already full with Bulk purchased TP, Linen, and seasonal storage. I'll find a place for Super Cedar, maybe enlarge my sock drawer. ;-)
     
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    Gas Starters: I don't like 'em. Even for open fireplaces. Just say no!
     
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    well put. I was thinking same thing.
     
  9. ourhouse

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    Go with super cedars
     
  10. DonCT

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    Or just search the forums for fire starters. There are several threads with different options.

    Everyone who's used the Super Cedars loves them.
     
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    With the aged pine I've been burning of late (was on place for two three years, looks like they tried to burn it in a pile at one time!) I've found while attempting to get a draft going with newspapers that the woods lights off from the newspapers! I got those wax and wood firestarters with the rectangular cross sections (vs triangular that I don't like) that are easy to break off at the local True Value hardware.
     
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