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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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The one i got came with a uk plug, no need for transformers or anything else.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:19 AM
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I don't see what the difference between using an electric coil and an electric stove would be. If anything, I'd think lighting on an electric stove would be a lot easier than having to mess with having a coil sitting out on your counter all the time like I do. The electric coils are pretty cheap.
i am not sure but i would bet the OP is using a flat top with a pan to get them going

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Hey man are you saying you didnt use a votage transformer?

All this time i thought u did and it blew up, its worth a shot then if you didnt, but those converters are a lot as well
some devices claim to be able to switch between voltages, or take either, maybe his claimed it or he forgot. i know a lot of newer chargers are going that way and the apple chargers have been doing it for about 10 years IIRC, just makes a more expensive device but then you only need the prong to prong converter and not the whole transformer that has your charger sticking 6-8 inches out from the wall lol

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Old August 30th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Hey man are you saying you didnt use a votage transformer?

All this time i thought u did and it blew up, its worth a shot then if you didnt, but those converters are a lot as well
I just used a 3 pin adapter
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Old August 30th, 2009, 02:45 PM
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that work great but a decent option for those in the UK are the camp stoves that run on propane, not as good but a decent option

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i saw these in a store here (Argos) as well, and it would be a lot cheaper (13.50 - link below) ... would these be enough to light up natural coal like coconaras? how long would they take to light up?

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=3407497&Submit=GO+>#tabrev
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:09 PM
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i saw these in a store here (Argos) as well, and it would be a lot cheaper (13.50 - link below) ... would these be enough to light up natural coal like coconaras? how long would they take to light up?

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=3407497&Submit=GO+>#tabrev
ya you might want to get some mesh or something to get the coals over the flame better or rig up some thing like that. make sure you do not get anything galvanized to do this with, and if for what ever reason you accidentally do and insist on using it make sure to go outside and heat it up very hot to get the zinc to burn off (i would personally take it up to glowing red and hold it for a min there if i had to use it but would probably figure out a different method all together to avoid using galvy), if you end up with aluminum mesh be careful that it does not get so hot as to melt the AL since it has a very low melting temp (1200*f about)

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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Im currently using an electric stove to heat up my coals (coconaras/cocobricos) which takes a fair bit of time, i heard single coil burners are the way to go.
So... your stove. Electric coil? Flat top? What?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:35 PM
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thanks for the info matt.. i'll have a think about it and look around

Genie - i'm using a flat top one
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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:34 PM
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thanks for the info matt.. i'll have a think about it and look around

Genie - i'm using a flat top one
Ah! Okay, now I get it why you want the coil. Wouldn't want to light my coals on a flat top either. Be afraid of damaging it.
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how would it get damaged :S
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Old August 30th, 2009, 08:16 PM
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how would it get damaged :S
the coal creates an uneven heat point and can cause it to crack/shatter or burn it

if you have been using it for a while and not caused any damage you are very lucky

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Old August 30th, 2009, 10:42 PM
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this is like a proper kitchen stove in the kitchen i'm talking about, it looks like this

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tric_stove.jpg

i cant see that hob getting cracked or shattered in any way by 2-3 small coconaras
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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:12 PM
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this is like a proper kitchen stove in the kitchen i'm talking about, it looks like this

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tric_stove.jpg

i cant see that hob getting cracked or shattered in any way by 2-3 small coconaras
On that stove, I wouldn't worry. On a flat top stove, forget it. That glass shatters and you have to buy a new stove.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 07:54 AM
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this is like a proper kitchen stove in the kitchen i'm talking about, it looks like this

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tric_stove.jpg

i cant see that hob getting cracked or shattered in any way by 2-3 small coconaras
hmmm, are the burners ceramic or what, ya i thought you were talking about a flat top which will crack, if those are ceramic burners though i would still be weary

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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:17 AM
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I just bought this one; http://www.alstrom.dk/product.jsp?pr...category%3D136 (it's danish i know, but everything you need to know is that it's 1500W)

It lighst my CocoNara's in 6-7 minutes, all red and glowy, just works wonderfully!

You can't get single coil burners in denmark, and apperently UK is pretty much the same thing i've heard..

Is it an electric stove like this you can't get to light you coals quickly? Because, this one is friggin' awesome
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:27 AM
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hmmm, are the burners ceramic or what, ya i thought you were talking about a flat top which will crack, if those are ceramic burners though i would still be weary

-matt
nope they're iron i think, i've been heating them up on these up until now but the inside of the coals never get heated properly

Brutus - thats the type i have on my stove in my kitchen, you can get those in the UK for about 14

I'm gonna go ahead with the one esteban got and get this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:30 AM
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nope they're iron i think, i've been heating them up on these up until now but the inside of the coals never get heated properly

Brutus - thats the type i have on my stove in my kitchen, you can get those in the UK for about 14

I'm gonna go ahead with the one esteban got and get this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294
I wonder if you just need to concentrate the heat a little, maybe by covering the coals on the burner with an old can with the ends removed or something like that. You make me feel very lucky to be here in the states where I can just run out and get something like an electric coil so easily.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 07:17 AM
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nope they're iron i think, i've been heating them up on these up until now but the inside of the coals never get heated properly

Brutus - thats the type i have on my stove in my kitchen, you can get those in the UK for about 14

I'm gonna go ahead with the one esteban got and get this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294
you probably just need to put some mesh or wire under the coals to get air flow. the coil burner will be a lot easier though and make it a lot nicer to go places with your hookah so you are not resorting to QLs or gheto rigging a lighting source

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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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yeah dude, Americans are spoilt for choice lol

in the meantime, what kind of mesh could i use that wouldn't burn on a stove?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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yeah dude, Americans are spoilt for choice lol

in the meantime, what kind of mesh could i use that wouldn't burn on a stove?
anything steel but NOT GALVANIZED, you might get away with aluminum but being in direct contact with the burner it could melt (only takes 1200 *F )

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nope they're iron i think, i've been heating them up on these up until now but the inside of the coals never get heated properly

Brutus - thats the type i have on my stove in my kitchen, you can get those in the UK for about 14

I'm gonna go ahead with the one esteban got and get this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...pf_rd_i=468294

40 with shipping il think il pass, il wait and see if i can find any locally
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http://www.hotplates.com.cn/sdp/8606...0-1754620.html some burners
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40 with shipping il think il pass, il wait and see if i can find any locally
i've had a look locally for a while now and i couldn't find any so don't really have the choice... 40 is a bit pricey but at least i know it's been tried and tested and works fine... thought of getting a butane camping burner but i figured this would be cheaper in the long run
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you probably just need to put some mesh or wire under the coals to get air flow.
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That makes sense. Maybe something one might use on a bbq pit. I used to use the burger/fish basket for my propane grill to heat coals over my gas stove and the metal did just fine. Turned RED, but never melted or snapped.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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That makes sense. Maybe something one might use on a bbq pit. I used to use the burger/fish basket for my propane grill to heat coals over my gas stove and the metal did just fine. Turned RED, but never melted or snapped.
yep, just depends on the metal, any grilling basket would more than likely be steel, and stainless at that so it wont melt with anything you can really throw at it at home, now if its aluminum thats pretty easy to melt

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