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Old 02-23-2016, 06:43 PM   #43
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I use the Weber cubes to light my fires. I think it's paraffin wax. There are videos on YouTube where they float it on water for an hour and it'll still light. It'll light with a magnesium and steel fire starter. They're also small, last about 15 to 20 minutes and you don't have to worry about spilling liquids. They're also very light, inexpensive, and can be found at Walmart, Lowes, and Home Depot for under $4 for 24 cubes. Click image for larger version

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Just don't mix them up with your Nicorette gum.
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Just don't mix them up with your Nicorette gum.
They're not quite that small! I've used these before, but for some reason the aesthetics of a wood chip/paraffin stick seems more palatable for my fire. Those stark white, unnatural-looking cubes just shout "hazardous chemicals" to my brain; valid or invalid, I recoil from using them. Oh well, I'm weird.
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I use the Weber cubes to light my fires. I think it's paraffin wax. There are videos on YouTube where they float it on water for an hour and it'll still light. It'll light with a magnesium and steel fire starter. They're also small, last about 15 to 20 minutes and you don't have to worry about spilling liquids. They're also very light, inexpensive,
I know folks who use those paraffin cubes to light the charcoal in the chimneys for Dutch Oven cooking. Seem to work well.
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They're not quite that small! I've used these before, but for some reason the aesthetics of a wood chip/paraffin stick seems more palatable for my fire. Those stark white, unnatural-looking cubes just shout "hazardous chemicals" to my brain; valid or invalid, I recoil from using them. Oh well, I'm weird.

I know what you mean about the chemicals. I figure if they do add anything to the wax, it's probably something petroleum based like charcoal starter fluid. It's just used to start the fire. So by the time the fire is started it'll probably burn off any unwanted chemicals.
The best way to get a fire going is to use a little bit of muscle, a bow and lots of pressure on a stick with a little moss on the end.


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Marky, no chemicals in that last fire starter, for sure! Unless one counts the pain reliever after applying all that pressure... lol
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Well, the lint didn't even want to finish burning, let alone catch anything else on fire!
Aha. This must have been some pretty defective lint!
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I always use Rutland Safe Lite fire starters for charcoal or wood fires. They look like sawdust and wax pressed together. They burn hot for 10 minutes. I've never had them fail. These seem to be very popular with Big Green Egg owners (not a trailer, it's a grill).

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Aha. This must have been some pretty defective lint!
Yup, the lint was loaded with some fire retardant chemicals, for our own benefit...
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Fire retardants in our clothing, that must have been it! Well, you just can't depend on dryer lint from our house. From now on, it's navel lint for me...
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Fire retardants in our clothing, that must have been it! Well, you just can't depend on dryer lint from our house. From now on, it's navel lint for me...
MIKE! MIKE! Please remember to remove lint from navel before lighting
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MIKE! MIKE! Please remember to remove lint from navel before lighting
NOW he tells me! (typing from the burn ward)

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