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ms705jk



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PostPosted: Thu May 19 11 9:36 pm    Post subject: log starters Reply with quote

Hey guys in new here and of course I have a pile of question. First thank you for puttin together such a great site. Now I've built 2 smokers so I'm new to this but its a passion and I can't stop. I picked up a tank last weekend not sure what size but its 12' long and 44" in diameter, about six feet longer than what I was lookin for but I got it for 300 bucks. Couldn't say no. I heard people talk about log starter and I love the idea. What do I need? How do I install it and where on the firebox does it no? Pics would be very help since I'm a show me kinda guy . Thanks ps. I'll upload photos as soon as I figure out how[/quote]
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PostPosted: Thu May 19 11 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a weed burner I bought at Harbor Freight, $19.99
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PostPosted: Thu May 19 11 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums.

If you have to ask about how to build a log starter, then often you are better off with a weed burner, there is a lot less chance of injury from fire or explosions.

It is a plumbing job or a gas fitters job, and not something recommended for the home builder.

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ms705jk



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PostPosted: Fri May 20 11 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your concern. I don't necessarily want to build one and the plumbing isn't a problem. I guess my question should've been can I take a turkey fryer apart and use the burner. If I can do I mount it on the side of the box or under it. Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri May 20 11 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO, that will not work at all. That is not even close to the type of burner in a fire box.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20 11 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the ring ms705jk, looking forward to seeing some pics of your cooks and cookers. Smile I personally do not care for log lighters in cookers for safety reasons but if you want one please be careful.
Here is a link to the style that is most commonly used in commercial cookers.
Log lighter

Here is a link to one you can build yourself.
Homemade log lighter
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PostPosted: Fri May 20 11 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys for your thoughts and experience. I have decided light my longs the old fashion way. Lighter knot. I'll save some money and won't lose any hair or fingers. Thanks again. Ps animal the word needs more people like you. You are straight forward and cut to the chase I respect that
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