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Propane Lighter for Wood Stove Inserts?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by vanasdale, Oct 25, 2006.

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  1. vanasdale

    vanasdale New Member

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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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  2. vanasdale

    vanasdale New Member

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    if anyone writes a kaBOOM joke, i'll scream :-/
  3. begreen

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    hearthtools Moderator Emeritus

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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

    vanasdale New Member

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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. ;-)
  7. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Gas Starters: I don't like 'em. Even for open fireplaces. Just say no!
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    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    well put. I was thinking same thing.
  9. ourhouse

    ourhouse Minister of Fire

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    Go with super cedars
  10. DonCT

    DonCT Minister of Fire

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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.
  11. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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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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