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Old 08-23-2005, 10:12 AM   #11
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Yep, go with the Weber chimmney. They are a little bit larger and they will last longer.

You can get the weed burners at Northern or harbour frieght for about 15-20 also. They are multi purpose, you can melt ice off the steps and driveways. Weed burner will require gas, where the chimmney does not.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:16 AM   #12
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I may get hubby a weed burner for Christmas. Sounds like something he'd like using more than me anyway. Plus there's a Northern of Harbour Freight right above my in-laws house(just can't remember which one it is). Thanks Raine!
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:35 PM   #13
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I know most on this site favor a chimmney, but don't forget about electrical elements. I have one that came with the smoker I bought from a garage sale. I've seen them in the store for about 10-15 dollars. I have never used a chimmney but I love the fact that I can have a huge pile of coals and move the element around different spots to get it to start.
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:28 PM   #14
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Also, you can use a gas burner, such as on your gas grill or a turkey fryer. Sit the chimmney on the burner and it will be flaming in no time.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:50 PM   #15
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For charcoal - I'm another chimmney starter fan. It doesn't need fluid, gas or electricity ... just a couple of sheets of newspaper and a match.

No newspaper? Just check your mailbox - always plenty of circulars and unwanted bills you can use instead!
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:21 AM   #16
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Michael, I've got plenty of newspaper. It seems to multiply like bunnies around my house for some reason!
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Old 03-26-2006, 02:03 PM   #17
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I have two chimneys and use them all the time, but the BEST way
to light charcoal is with a 220,000 BTU propane BLOW TORCH!!!

(or at least it's the funnest way and it sure takes the wait out)

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:58 PM   #18
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If you use paper cups for outdoor meals, or for impromptu gatherings, just rinse them when they are used. Stack them together, and place beneath the charcoal (I have a Webber Kettle so I stick them under the fire grate). Then, just light one of the cups. They are coated in parafin and burn for a long time. They will start any batch of charcoal. They have never failed me.

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Old 04-05-2006, 08:23 PM   #19
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Have used either electric charcoal element or chimney for years.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:10 AM   #20
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Does Liquid Oxygen count as lighter fluid?

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