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Old April 18th, 2010, 01:17 AM
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I recently got an order from *banned vendor* (video reviews soon) and bought a 120 pack of ******* Hookah coals with the order. My problem is lighting them. Up until now, I've been using crappy random quick lights from local import stores. Obviously a BIC lighter is enough for those. My stove is a gas stove, and honestly I prefer not to light them inside anyways. I tried them over my propane grill, on the metal center insert, and after 20 minutes of no luck, gave up and just went with quick lights for tonight.

So my question is what do you use to light them? I see people using electric "coil" type stoves quite successfully, but I don't have one. What are my other options? I've been considering going out and buying some sort of single coil cooking thing, but don't know what to get. Has anyone found an electric powered coil heater that doesn't cost a fortune? I'm in the US, so if someone could recommend a product easy to find here I'd greatly appreciate it.

-Jeff

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Old April 18th, 2010, 01:25 AM
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Yeah, it's been posted in other spots here. Walgreen Pharmacy has single coils for under $10. They work really well. I have one. Though, you can use ur gas stove as well. Just kind of what floats ur boat as to which way to go. Lighting the nats inside (proper ventilation of course) isn't a problem. They don't give off the nasty smell of the ql's. Smoke happy.

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Old April 18th, 2010, 01:29 AM
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Thanks for the information, I never even thought of checking somewhere like Walgreens. I walked around Walmart and Home Depot and didn't find a thing. I'll make a stop by Walgreens tomorrow, thanks again!

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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:11 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/Proctor-Silex-...74824&sr=1-161

There's also a hot plate on there for 10 bucks that looks like it'd get the job done, but I'm not 100%.

Oh, and you can also use a jet-style butane lighter to light nat coals.

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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:53 AM
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I USE A ELECTRIC COIL STOVE. AND THEN ROTATE THE COALS
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Old April 18th, 2010, 04:10 AM
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Yeah I would suggest just finding a single coil online or locally. It would most likely be worth it if you really dont want to light them inside. I dont know much about *******s but i light my exoticas inside and they dont smell bad like the qls. Good luck!
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Old April 18th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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LOL Yeah, well, I only ran across it at WG by accident. I was there picking up a prescription and while waiting for the pharmacists to fill the order I was wandering around the store and there it was . . . a nice, single coil burner, under $8. I grabbed it and ran to the check out! Next cheapest ones I'd found were between $14 and $20. BAM! Smoke happy.

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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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I have the one from Walgreens so do atleast twenty other people. My CH Nats light in less than ten minutes when its on high. For ten bucks it pays for itself instantly.
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My stove is a gas stove, and honestly I prefer not to light them inside anyways. I tried them over my propane grill, on the metal center insert, and after 20 minutes of no luck, gave up and just went with quick lights for tonight.
It's your choice, but I use my gas stove in my kitchen and have no problems. I also have a propane stove that works darn good, too. So I'm not sure what the problem with that is.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Walgreens electric coil stove works great and is hard to beat for 10.00
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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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put them in the microwave...
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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:17 PM
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we bought a mini bbq grate to place on top of our gas stove, it hold the coals in place so that they can lite in about 5 minutes
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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:11 PM
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can you really light nats with a jet lighter?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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I guess I'll have to give it a go again today. I never made it to Walgreens and am out of QL's now. I think my problem yesterday was that I wasn't putting the coals in the flames, I was putting them on metal that was being heated by the flames. I'll have to give it another go tonight on the grill outside I guess, thanks for the info.

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