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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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So i was wondering is there ANYTHING i can use to subutitute coals, im compleatly out and the only kind of coals around are 50miles away 5.99 for generic quicklights. Any ideas?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:19 PM
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I'm sorry to say this but I think you're outta luck!
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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:27 PM
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Drive baby... drive!... lol
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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:43 PM
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You could use coals out of like a campfire if you have a place to build one. That's a lot of work though.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Plain charcoal. No briquettes. No quicklighting. Just plain ol' charcoal used for the grill.
Just make absotively sure it's 100% charcoal with nothing else added.
It will probably burn fast and leave mountains of ash but it'll work.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:01 PM
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order them online with express delivery!

or use natural wood chunks from a fireplace.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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I dno not recommend the charcoal for a BBQ, HIgh chance you can die from that crap. Always play the safe card and drive the distance. Risking your safety is not worth the amount of gas you would save not driving 50 mile drive.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 04:52 PM
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If you dont have any coals you could use something like this:


But this option is only good if you have something like this and you really what to smoke.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:00 PM
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Powertools and hookah.. hmmmmmmm... you really think a heat gun is going to get hot enough?
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Old December 7th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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Plain charcoal. No briquettes. No quicklighting. Just plain ol' charcoal used for the grill.
Just make absotively sure it's 100% charcoal with nothing else added.
It will probably burn fast and leave mountains of ash but it'll work.
Second. I have made great use of this over the years. As stated it has to be wood and nothing else.

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Powertools and hookah.. hmmmmmmm... you really think a heat gun is going to get hot enough?
I have a heat gun that is made for industrial purposes and will strip asphalt. It would be a terrible option but in theory it could work. Terribly.
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I have a heat gun that is made for industrial purposes and will strip asphalt. It would be a terrible option but in theory it could work. Terribly.
Now that is a heat gun, what would you use that for wow..
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Old December 7th, 2009, 06:09 PM
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I would make that drive! 50miles, not so bad.
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Now that is a heat gun, what would you use that for wow..

Stripping asphalt. Lol. Bear in mind I say that in regards to smaller amounts of tar and asphalt. I would not suggest trying to do a driveway but it will take remnants off a tool pretty nicely.

It's used for lots of things. Originally it was for taking pitch, lacquer and paint off of various surfaces. Lately I used it to strip the solidified adhesive off my hardwood in my kitchen that was used to hold the linoleum down.

You can vary the intensity with it's distance from the material you want to work with so it has a lot of applications. It looks like a mini jet engine lol.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 06:23 PM
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Whatever substitute you go with please dont just use a bic lighter lol
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Whatever substitute you go with please dont just use a bic lighter lol
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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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if you have a fire place use the wood when its bright red, that is what i do when im at a boon fire, saves lots of coals.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 08:07 PM
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Use a torch lighter directly on the bowl! When you have enough, please tell us how that went

protip: don't do it
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Old December 8th, 2009, 01:36 AM
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I'd say next time buy a crap load of coals, I bought the AF 720 piece box and still have a bunch left.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:10 AM
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just use normal coals
like the ones you'd use for a bbq
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Default Re: Substitute Coals??

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just use normal coals
like the ones you'd use for a bbq
how many people must say that bbq briquettes are NOT safe to smoke with. let me re-iterate, re-emphasize DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE CHARCOAL MADE FOR GRILLS YOU CAN AND MOST LIKELY WILL GET SICK AND DIE.

this has been a public service announcement from timelosthookah toon in next time to learn the hazzards of using a bic lighter.
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Powertools and hookah.. hmmmmmmm... you really think a heat gun is going to get hot enough?
Yes it gets hot enough but use foil on the bowl because with out the foil you will burn the tabaco
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Old December 8th, 2009, 08:51 AM
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http://www.**********.com/product.sc...2&categoryId=6

Totally worth it imo, for your situation.
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http://www.**********.com/product.sc...2&categoryId=6

Totally worth it imo, for your situation.

No kidding. As to people that reccommend BBQ coals, DON'T. As Zen hates to do it, I do to, but that idea is completely and utterly RETARDED.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 11:29 AM
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BBQ Briquettes is a major No

Natural BBQ Charcoal (looks like blackened pieces of branches) that you can use for that is pure charcoal. Wait till the whole coal is glowing Red. Or from Coal from a Bonfire as long as the fire is not made with treated timber but with actual wood logs that is also safe to use. (that is the closest we can get here to natural coals otherwise it is QL)

Natural wood coal

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Old December 8th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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X3 what Sui said. Order a ton of coals from online and you'll be set for quite a while. Plus John has flat rate shipping, so you don't have to worry about the weight of the coals adding shipping cost.

It'll be well worth the wait if you decide to just order some more hookah coals.
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