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Old 02-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #29
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The fire dancer comes with a 10ft hose, which isn't quite long enough for where I'd want to place it. Will adding another 5-10 ft of hose affect the performance?

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Old 02-20-2011, 10:51 PM   #30
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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.
That's what I was thinking, too, Scott, but I guess a lot of people must camp where you have to buy wood (which could be green and not burnable, that's happened to us) and or where it is otherwise a big hassle.

We usually camp in non-campgrounds -- wilderness areas we know really close to home or on the way. We bring some seasoned wood in the truck, and pick up kindling by the armload right near the Boler, and use a bit of paper or some parafin firestarter, and volia! Instant fire. Kid was taught how to do a one-match fire age 7 or so.

But we are talking about places where big rocks are close by, along the river or shore, for the fire ring, and loads of dried kindling and chunks of cedar are handy to make a fire.

I guess not everyone has a gravel road to nowhere, but you still want to sit around a flame and watch the fire dance and talk.

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Old 02-21-2011, 04:17 AM   #31
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From what I understand, Quartsite... and the like... is a good place to use a propane fireplace. Wood is very expensive. Too, once you fire off wood it burns for quite a while. Sometimes you only want/need a fire for 30 minutes or so. Propane would satisfy that need.

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:34 AM   #32
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I guess not everyone has a gravel road to nowhere, but you still want to sit around a flame and watch the fire dance and talk.
We actually do have a lot of gravel roads to no where but over the past few years the fire hazard rating in our province and Washington State has been such that a camp fire ban is in effect for a better part of the summer and often early fall.

Even when there is no ban the price of the wood has gotten pretty high. Suspect they would rather we not burn wood at all due to the enviornmental issues. Here if you build a new home you are not permitted to put a wood burning fire place in it.

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