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  1. zekest

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    I use a BIC brand lighter.

    No place on that lighter does it mention that the really bright part of the lighter is very hot.

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    Umm.......ice it.

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  3. dread

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    LOL! I do that about once a week. Still.

    ". . . I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
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  4. lostandfound

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    Man, when you try to light some really chunky tobacco? That BIC get hella hot.

    Jerod
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    That is why pipe lighters with the angled flame are better than BICs.

    hp
    les

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    Follow up is that propane torches aren't the best for your pipe.

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  7. psychpipes

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    THIS JUST IN: Impact Drivers Have Negative Consequences When Used for Pipe Packing.

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  8. jah76

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    Ditto Lostandfound.

    I actually like matches for flakes. With a bic the flame just doesn't draw down as well. Djeep makes a great disposable lighter.

    That being said. I still use a bic most days since I've got 1938103 floating around work and home. I thought about getting a nice pipe lighter but I figured it would come up missing. I had to pull my my zippo off my three year old the other day as it is.

    My kids are well behaved but that one....yeesh. Unstoppable.

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  9. topd

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    Was forging a hatchet blade a while back when my oldest son (13 at the time) came in and grabbed hold of the hot metal I had just set down on the anvil. He IMMEDIATELY threw it down and stuck his hands in his pockets.
    I said "Hot, wasn't it?"
    He said "No, it just doesn't take me long to look at a hatchet!"

    Steve 'Top' Downey
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    USMC - Retired
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    TopD, that funny!

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  11. kibo

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    TopD, that's funny stuff, in a rough way. We're all done something on par with that I'm sure...

    To add to the discussion at hand, those cheapo BIC knockoffs? Yeah, had one of those burst in my hand while relighting (for the 8th or 9th time) some Admiral's Choice (gift from well meaning individual...doesn't taste bad, but sheesh, is it wet!)...top was hot, I figured "okay, I'll relight then give it a rest" when POP! side of it blew clean off. The pieces that dug into my hand didn't go deep enough to draw blood, but man, oh man, it made me JUMP!

    "Ask not for whom the bone bones; it bones for thee."
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  12. gtclark

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    TopD, that's funny stuff, in a rough way. We're all done something on par with that I'm sure...

    I know I have. It's called a "self-correcting error".

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  13. grouchydog

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    @Zekest, thanks for a for-real LOL! From the title I assumed it was another announcement about a tobacco ban or something.

    BTW, a 3-hp router is not appropriate for reaming cake.

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  15. anglesey

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    Laughed my arse off at that philip. I feel I should get an adult the next time I need to use fire.

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    Top that is an absolutely hysterical story; write that one down for a wedding speech some day.

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    When I prepare food for dinner I like the salad plate to be cold, and I like the plate with my steak on it to be hot.

    Sometimes I forget that the plate I just pulled out of the oven with my delicious food on it is hot.

    I've wasted the plate, never waste a steak.

    Unless you drop it on carpet... screw carpet.

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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    My box of Diamond kitchen matches:
    Nowhere on the box does it say "strike away from yourself", so as I struck the match a piece of.burning sulfur welded itself on to my chest. This will adversely affect my modeling career as I hoped to someday be a bare chested Fabio style model for romance paperback covers.

    Is there a lawyer on the forum?

    I did spill a large cup of 7-11 coffee on my jewels back in the eighties, but I think the clock ran out on that horrible ordeal.

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  19. mso489

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    I prefer matches. Less mechanized. I want the ritual, not fast and easy.

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    Oh my TopD you raised that boy well,that's the funniest thing I've heard in a while.

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  21. warren

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    Tilt the bowl, hold the Bic straight up and apply fire, unless of course you enjoyed the experience. If that's the case, keep tilting the lighter.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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  22. rangerearthpig

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    The metal edge of a cookie sheet gets warm, too. I hate when that happens!

    RLTW!
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  23. drwatson

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    Hold the lighter backwards from what would normally feel natural to you, that metal part closest the the bowl. It helps.

    John
    Posted 5 years ago #
  24. cigrmaster

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    The angled flame on a pipe lighter is there for a reason, you will not burn yourself. I think a man of your class and distinction should buy something like this.
    http://www.smokingpipes.com/accessories/lighters/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=99949

    Harris
    Posted 5 years ago #
  25. calebtheindian

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    Matches also get very hot when the black part reaches your thumb, your sleeve, or your face. I cant remember for the life of me what I was cooking, but what I do remember, was that it had no safe grip on it and I grabbed it full on. It hurt. And just to make sure, I did it again. I was in a hurry.

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  26. rmbittner

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    So. . . all lighters should come with a warning that fire can get hot. . . ?

    Bob

    Posted 5 years ago #

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