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Old April 29th, 2010, 12:39 AM
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can someone tell me how i should light my natural coals if i cant put them on my glass stove top
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Old April 29th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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you can, that glass has been tesed at 700 degrees and can probably go higher than that, i believe coal sits around 450
you want to get the coals fully lit on every side, ashed over and white, no black at all
when a coal is halfway lit turn it over and i find that the top and bottom still tend to not light so a quarter turn usually has the top and bottom full lit in about 30 seconds once the coal is almost done
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Old April 29th, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Get yourself a windproof lighter as it has a roaring flame which will light the coals quick or try a zippo
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Old April 29th, 2010, 12:58 PM
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if you try to light a natural coal with a lighter or zippo, you'll probably burn your fingers, so dont try that.
QL's are ok, you can light them easily with lighters or zippo

you can place the coal over the stove with no problem.
and make sure the coal is red and hot before putting em on the hookah
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Old April 29th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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You light natural coals with an electric coil style oven element. Don't put them on a glass stove top unless you want an excuss to buy a new one.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
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As Hajo said, dont put coals on your glass top as you will ruin it lol
Ypure better off with an electric coil burner
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Old April 29th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Glass stovetop, hmm...thats tricky

Use some foil on the glass stovetop or put the coals in a pan that you're not too worried about getting ash in.
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Go and buy yourself a single coil electric burner or gas camp stove. Much cheaper than buying a new cooktop.

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Get yourself a windproof lighter as it has a roaring flame which will light the coals quick or try a zippo
Somebody obviously uses quicklites.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:25 PM
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why cant we put coals on glass stove top?
I dont have this kind of stove anymore but I was used to put coals on this with no problem

does it break or anythin'?
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:28 PM
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I was told that it makes a mess....not sure if its true.
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i think it can break, and that's an expensive gamble to take, especially with the thing that helps you make your foodz. i, however, have also done this with no problems.

+1 to ari, i agree that these have to have been tested for way higher than coal heat, and i believe newer models have automatic shutoffs to keep you from leaving an eye on too long and cracking the cooktop
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Old April 29th, 2010, 06:41 PM
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I actually dont think that it could break the glass or cause any damage to the stove since the glass cooktop gets much hotter than the coal, otherwise it wouldnt light the coal, right? And after full lit, the coal temperature will never be hot as the glass cooktop.
and stoves with glass cooktop are made with tempered glass which resists high temps. remember the MNHhookah Glass Phunnel? It doesnt break with your coals...
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Coals even on metal coil tops seem to eat away at the metal elements over time. Although they are very cheap and easy to replace a glass stove top would not be cheap or easy in any way shape or form. I would go with the "in the pan" method or you can buy single stove coil burners for like $10-$20 which is well worth it!

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Old April 29th, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Coals even on metal coil tops seem to eat away at the metal elements over time. Although they are very cheap and easy to replace a glass stove top would not be cheap or easy in any way shape or form. I would go with the "in the pan" method or you can buy single stove coil burners for like $10-$20 which is well worth it!

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Old April 29th, 2010, 11:04 PM
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1.) get yourself 10$
2.) Go to walgreens
3.) Buy yourself a Single Coil burner, (about 10 dollars!)

Single Coil Burners Work WONDERS for Natural Coils, they're cheap, and you can take them with you if you ever want to go to a friends house and they are uncomfortable with having you light your coals on their stove top.

A ten Dollar Walgreen's Single Coil burner is one of the best Hookah Accessories you can have.
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LOL, everyone loves those 10 Walgreen's Burners!
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DONT use a glass thing to light your coals. I had a hot coal once when smoking outside (it was quite cold), and I put the coal in an ash tray, made of glass. We went in side, and back outside, after a few mins, the glass was broke..

I'd say buy a single coil burner, it will cost a little money, but probably less than a glass stove, when you break it!
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[FONT=Verdana]ALADIN BAMBOOCHA NATURAL BAMBOO COAL best coals[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]best way to light them is to use a blow torch! no taste not much ash perfect heat =) [/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]ALADIN BAMBOOCHA NATURAL BAMBOO COAL best coals[/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana]best way to light them is to use a blow torch! no taste not much ash perfect heat =) [/FONT]
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Old April 30th, 2010, 10:52 AM
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when a coal is halfway lit turn it over and i find that the top and bottom still tend to not light
That's exactly what happened to me yesterday. I was testing out the electric hot plate that I bought and when I flipped the coal over I was like "ehh??" haha
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DONT use a glass thing to light your coals. I had a hot coal once when smoking outside (it was quite cold), and I put the coal in an ash tray, made of glass. We went in side, and back outside, after a few mins, the glass was broke...
i don't think you can even reasonably make a heat-resistance comparison between the tempered glass cooktop and a cig/cigar ashtray. that's like comparing the strength of the thick, multi-layer glass used for windows in high-rise buildings to a crystal wine glass.

everyone knows you can shatter common glass with rapid temp fluctuations, but that's not the case here. the cooktop is tempered glass heating from room temp up to it's standard operating temp.
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if you try to light a natural coal with a lighter or zippo, you'll probably burn your fingers, so dont try that.
QL's are ok, you can light them easily with lighters or zippo

you can place the coal over the stove with no problem.
and make sure the coal is red and hot before putting em on the hookah
Well if you're like my brother and I you won't have to worry about your fingers. We use a pair of salad tongs to hold our coals while we light them.
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First of all i do not See the Connection with the Poll and the Question.. Anyway the answer is India.. And For your Coal Dilemma, You really need a burner, or even a hot plate. They Run from $10-20.

The $10 works fine that's what I have from Walgreens I think its from.

Dont ever put your coals on the glass top, it can crack it make permanent markings on it and just ruin it is the point im trying to make.
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Well if you're like my brother and I you won't have to worry about your fingers. We use a pair of salad tongs to hold our coals while we light them.
The point is if you try to light a natural coal using a lighter of any sort, the lighter gets very hot after a while. If you've ever tryed lighting a coconut coal or even a japanese coal with a lighter you would know that. A quick-lite is very easy light with a normal lighter though, such as a bic lighter, MmMm, lighter fluidie.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 11:39 PM
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wierd place to start this topic but what i have for naturals even though i dont really use them much do to my gas stove anyway aside from the point

i use a pencil torch 1-3 bucks at most hardware stores and 2 bucks for fuel have light the better part of 108 coco's with that set up and EXTREMELY portable, say that for a single coil lol
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