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Old 01-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #15
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I just priced the Red one out here in Yuma. $149.00 USD. I might get one.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:58 PM   #16
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Would the Little Red work with a small propane bottle rather than the big cylinder? It would be much lighter to carry than heavy cylinder.
Not sure about the Littlered - but can tell you from first hand experience that the Firedancer burns about 1 lb ever 1 hour running on high with a 20 gal tank in cold weather. I think that a disposable would just not be enough to bother with.

While the propane seems expensive, it beats the heck out of buying firewood at campground prices. We have even run ours under an EaZy Up style canopy safely in torrential downpours.

Here's the link to Fire Dancers corp site with more data and some better pics. The link in post seems to be a reseller. http://www.thefiredancer.net/
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #17
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Carol. I got the "Ban Buster" from Canadian Tire last year. It's the same one Leah has. I love mine and have used it for cooking on but with a pan, not roasting over the open flame. It was 149.00 and I had to go back twice b/c they couldn't keep them in stock. I'm bringing mine to Deception in April if you want to see it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:32 PM   #18
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Thanks Marina I recall that one but I thought she said it weighed a lot - specs say 25lbs?? gezzz I might need to find a helper for that. lol one way or another I will have something by the time we get to Deception.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:09 AM   #19
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I know that Carol H. started this thread, and I, CarolMarie, have asked a few questions and I don't want to confuse people! I checked out the Firedancer on the website Carol H. listed in the first thread Hillydidit - Fire Dancer and Products
There are a lot of "accessories" that are listed and I am not sure if I would need them. I want to attach it to a regular propane tank (new not old) and not a city gas line. Do I need any of those attachments to do it? Propane has always intimidated me... Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #20
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BEWARE: City gas is NATURAL GAS
'tanked' gas is usually PROPANE
Different gases and they need use different 'guts' to make them work.
IF you order a pit from a manufacturer you can ususlly specify which gas you are going to use. A converion for these things is out there but can be costly to buy and not the kind of thing you'd want to swap back n forth with.

BBQ's can also be purchased Natural Gas or Propane fired!!

Most new gas appliance fittings come made to accept the new style and old style fittings so thats not usually an issue!! IF it doesn't there are also conversion adaptors you can buy and install yourself....
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I know there are places where these are really nice... but it just seems like a waste of natural resources to me. I'd rather have a real campfire if I have one at all.
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The connection that the Fire Dancer comes with is for a standard propane tank so you should not need ato buy any different connection unless you want to attach the hose to one of the real small throw away propane containers.
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I have a Fire Dancer and it gets used frequently. Its perfectly safe under an awning and, as other have mentioned, it is easy to light up in the morning.. no muss, no fuss, no bother.

I run mine in the yard at night when I let my pups out to.. play, yeah, thats it, play. I sit by the fire and keep watch. 5 mins or so, I am done, turn it off and go back inside without worry.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #24
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We have one of these and really like it. But the logs are fragile so be careful with them. I think the price has dropped a bit recently. It's great for marshmallows and it does a great job heating a Firstup canopy.

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I just bought one and can not get the regulator to keep from freezing up. Anyone else having this problem... With the OPD I just can"t believe it is from overfilling? Runs great for 5-10 min then freezes up and no fire...
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I just bought a "Little Red Campfire" and am having a problem with the regulator freezing. At first I thought it was an over filled bottle but then with the OPD tank I am not sure. Has anyone else had this problem? Runs great for about 5-10 min then the hose and regulator frosts up and not fire...
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Have you used this tank before ?

It sure sounds like you are bringing liquid to the regulator.

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I just bought a "Little Red Campfire" and am having a problem with the regulator freezing. At first I thought it was an over filled bottle but then with the OPD tank I am not sure. Has anyone else had this problem? Runs great for about 5-10 min then the hose and regulator frosts up and not fire...
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Try wrapping (draping) a towel over/around the reg. That SHOULD help with the freeze up issue.
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Try wrapping (draping) a towel over/around the reg. That SHOULD help with the freeze up issue.
Or, if it wasn't properly purged you may be have moisture in the lines causing the regulator to freeze up.

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