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I figure that a bic candle lighter works best, but it feels like cheating. What do you use?

Flint sparker?
Matches?
Zippo?

I like using a Zippo but it kind of kabooms when I do.
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Evan6921
I'm a match kind of guy, I like to get the match up close to the mantles so no boom
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kw12330
+1 on the matches.

Keith W  

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flameout
MatchstickMan? Gotta be strike-anywhere matches!

OK, sometimes I break down and use a lighter.

But I love the smell of burning hair, and the aura of danger I get with matches!

Milt

Whoa, that's bright!!!
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Loganeffecto
Used to be a match guy but after my wife got a butane micro torch for creating fancy French custards I use it for everything.
Logan, formerly known as Fester. (It means to rot)
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Rocinron
mini torch
Ron
Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity-two weeks from everywhere!
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0085
If it makes fire, and light, and heat....
ICCC # 1336
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #067

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Gavercronos
I use:
A Sparker, on certain 220/228/200 lanterns;
A microtorch on most other lanterns;
Long (fireplace) matches on some stoves and kerosene lanterns. They are much easier to get in without taking the globe off and can be re-lit a couple times with the torch.
WillCat

Chautauqua County, New York
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Wader
Matches, Zippo
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Murff
I use fire!

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
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Part-time Idito
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Smudge
I use this thing dipped in alcohol which allows me to preheat the gen. SANY1706.JPG 
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

ICCC # 1726  -  Bernz0matiC Appreciation Club #057
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WYSIWYG
I like my mini torch
John        
One in every public place...

ICCC #1338    IDITOS  #2654
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate. Member #0059
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #004
Member of CCF  Chromostereopsis  Club
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campinut
I use my tooooorch....campinut....

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Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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MotorcycleDan
Bar B Q lighter. Put the flame on the generator for a little pre heat and I get a nice slow start, no boom. Mantles last a log time that way!
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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judeyramone
Wooden kitchen match.
Judey

Milspec syndicate #0167
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Kevin
I use one of many butane stick lighters.
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outlawmws
Interesting that this came up, since I've been lighting the mantle test 290 several times a night and was thinking about lighting technique...

I've used almost everything, but I don't like the "small" wooden matches, as the flame is so far from the mantle that on the second light-up I got a good PHUUUFF and was surprised the mantles lived through it.

The big kitchen matches (used to be Blue tips?  now green?) work well as the flame is close to the mantles and they light easily

I prefer the stick lighters, and I just bought a new Scripto with the Flexible barrel - just got to be careful not to poke a mantle...  I think this will be good with a right angle bend on it... (Maybe add a stop?)


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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Gasman64
Wood matches.
Steve    ICCC #1012


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302w
So far I have been lighting a Zippo, putting it up to the frame hole, and opening the valve. It is a pretty fantastic boom.

Edit: am I likely to brake a globe doing this?
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Mister Wilson
Smudge wrote:
I use this thing dipped in alcohol which allows me to preheat the gen. SANY1706.JPG 

I saw one of those at a party once, long time ago. [smile]
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Aspbear
I take the vent and globe off and usually use a mini torch but will use a bic lighter if it is handy, don't use many matches they always seem to go out to quickly.
G.B. Harp
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dwillie
Mister Wilson wrote:
I saw one of those at a party once, long time ago. [smile]


Lol. Ya gotta got down on equipment. The tool that just keeps on keepin on.
Darien.
“All of us are creatures of a day; the rememberer and the remembered alike.”    

Coleman Blues #67.   ICCC #1242.   Searching for 5-1940. 6-36.
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rockhill30
Open valve all the way until I hear the fuel.  Shut down for 5-10 seconds.  Stick lit match in lighting hole and open 1/4.  Good to go.
Kevin
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midnightsun
With the vents and globes off and one lantern already lit, light the other/s using the lit one by just getting it close enough. Pleas be careful.
275synd#77.John                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Central Bucks County, Penna.    
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Dmacp
I use a blazer mini torch. Have tried all the ways-this one is safest for me. Globe and vent removed.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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bridd
Dmacp wrote:
I use a blazer mini torch. Have tried all the ways-this one is safest for me. Globe and vent removed.

Dan, Just looked these up on amazon. Pricey and mixed reviews. Can you tell me a little more about yours?
bart

"If you wanna go fast you gotta have gas...”     —Wildbull
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SteveA
On lanterns I use a lot I've put in a pre-heat cup, even on the CF lanterns.  I get tired of cleaning soot off of vents.  On the others I'll remove the globe and preheat the generator.  On insta-lites just stick a lighter in the bottom and open the valve.
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Kirk
I always preheat with a torch. Vent and globe off until I learn the personality of said lantern.
-Kirk
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nomis1
I use a Zippo unless it's windy then I like to use wooden matches.

Simon
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Smudge
Mister Wilson wrote:
I saw one of those at a party once, long time ago. [smile]

...And the alcohol sterilizes the clip!
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

ICCC # 1726  -  Bernz0matiC Appreciation Club #057
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Puffie40
I use a BBQ stick lighter most of the time, but can also light lanterns using matches or a sparker - I'm not particular on any type as long as it sets the mantle on fire.

If I'm lighting something that requires a preheat (stoves, lamps or my 237), I go to a propane torch. We have a Bernzomatic TS4000 plumbing torch that we use a lot for lighting the woodstove, and the swirling burner makes preheating very fast.

I kinda like that idea of the alligator clip on a wire. I'll have to try it out!
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SweetD
rockhill30 wrote:
Open valve all the way until I hear the fuel.  Shut down for 5-10 seconds.  Stick lit match in lighting hole and open 1/4.  Good to go.


Same here for my lanterns I know don't instantly light...


Here Comes Sunshine
My name is Dave, and I'm in Rhode Island.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0207
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outlawmws
32 posts, - no one has mentioned their favorite beverage...

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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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kb0hae
I use a BernzOmatic BBQ lighter with a flexible shaft on stoves and the lanterns where it fits through the lighting holes.  It won't fit through a 200A lighting hole, so I use strike-anywhere matches for those.  I would love to see an after-market pizo-sparky that mounts to the lanterns like the ones with the flints do.
Its always darkest before you light the Coleman lantern!
In Rock We Trust!
Martin
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Rubing
Stick matches
ICCC # 1402
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Dmacp
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Dan, Just looked these up on amazon. Pricey and mixed reviews. Can you tell me a little more about yours?


Bart I paid about $20 for mine. Has a piezo push button starter. So far it is still working. I bought another one as well, it is troublesome. I don't use it.                 
Dan
ICCC member #604
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mikew
Smudge wrote:
I use this thing dipped in alcohol which allows me to preheat the gen. SANY1706.JPG 


That item will get you a misdemeanor here in Louisiana! LOL!
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

Slant Saver #05 Milspec Ops 0045
Quicklite Crew #27
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1hpycmpr
Torch for lanterns and funkmeister (?) for stoves.
Mark
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Lanterndude
Evan6921 wrote:
I'm a match kind of guy, I like to get the match up close to the mantles so no boom



[up]........same here.

"TURD" #0132
"MILSPEC" #0024

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Smudge
mikew wrote:


That item will get you a misdemeanor here in Louisiana! LOL!

...But Officer, it was the lantern that got "lit".
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts,
also happens to the man. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the sons of the Earth.” - Chief Seattle

ICCC # 1726  -  Bernz0matiC Appreciation Club #057
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uvarmint
rockhill30 wrote:
Open valve all the way until I hear the fuel.  Shut down for 5-10 seconds.  Stick lit match in lighting hole and open 1/4.  Good to go.


This is pretty close to the way I think too. No wuuumpfs either. The time it takes to get the gurgle is so variable. This way I don't have the match burn out just when it's about to go. Or have a butane be lit longer than it needs to.
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midnightsun
A wuuumpfs is one thing but a phrooommppp is another mantle killer as we all know too well [smile]
275synd#77.John                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Central Bucks County, Penna.    
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Ohio blue tips
I light them with ferro rods if I don't have a flame. (zippo,torch,matches,candle,burning stick/paper) I tend to prefer zippo because of wind resistance and on certain lanterns they fit inside the lighting hole. I just use what I have around.
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bmoore
I'm a mini-torch or bbq stick lighter kind of guy when I'm fettling. I buy those 2 packs of Chinese made bbq lighters at Wal-Mart for $1.69 and hoard them like I do CF. (No such thing as too many.)
When I finally have the lantern tuned like it should be I challenge myself to prove that is is right by using a stick match. I figure that was how it was designed to be lit so if it's back to specs that's all it should take.
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parris001
I open the fuel valve all the way with the pricker turned up. I drop the pricker until I hear the gurgle of fuel and shut it off quickly. Close the fuel valve down to opened just a quarter turn, light my wooden match and stick it through the hole, and drop my pricker.
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Bob1774
I use these.
Bob
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dave
i use mainly use a bbq lighter but whatever i can find will work for me
275 Apreciation Syndicate Member #0019 dave !

COLEMAN, AMERICA'S TOP OF SALES LANTERN IN THE USA!!
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GreatWhiteNorth
I bought one of the Ronson refillable flexible BBQ lighters.  Works well, can get it up close to the mantles for easier lighting.  There's a pic of one on the intro page here:

http://www.gorisgroup.com/download/zippo/Ronson_Catalog.pdf

The Zippo company bought the Ronson company.  Just bought a Zippo lighter too.  Had to have one.
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Moses_Yoder
I bought 3 boxes of Diamond matches before I knew they weren't the greatest but they work for me. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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Gary
Bob1774 wrote:
I use these.


That is so [sSig_cool2]!!!

Personally, I use a cheap cigarette lighter that is out of gas. AKA, I only use the flint part for the sparks so I don't soot up the underside of the frame. Used with low pressure starts it works perfect.
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Bill
Hands down, a butane mini torch. Great for lighting lanterns and especially for my lamp. Preheats the generator quickly, for a no-flame, no-soot light-up.
Bill Sheehy, aka Merlotrin P.M.      ICCC #1390      eBay handle: wtspe
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #24  /  Mil-Spec Ops, Bernz-o-Matic, and Sears Syndicates #58
Looking for birthday lanterns dated 4/33, 9/33 & 7/86

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