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Old 07-07-2009, 05:10 AM   #11
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Regular Kingsford is going to smoke no matter what you use to start it. You might give that electric thing Bigwheel is mentioning a try...or any "fire starting" thing available at your local home depot in the grilling section.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:20 AM   #12
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With an electric starter you don't use the chimney
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:23 AM   #13
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You could try one of these...

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I believe they can be had here...
http://www.hammacher.com/publish/75081.asp
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:29 AM   #14
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This unit is no longer available at the website listed above...just called and it is not in their inventory anymore!
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:35 PM   #15
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Today i tried some Charbroil "Sure2Burn" fire starter packs... They claim to be non tokic, orderless, and containing no petroleum. Only weird thing is they were wrapped in a plasitc like substance that wyou were directed to leave on and light. Not so sure about this part.

Put it did light my chimney just fine. There was still smoke, but considerably less than with regular paper. Whether this was do to the burning paper, the fact that these lit the coals slower, or both that reduced the smoke i dont know. So anyone else try or know anything about these?

My next try to further reduce smoke here at the apartment will be to try the all natural kingsford competition.

Thanks for all the help so far guys!
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:03 PM   #16
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Well this is fast reminding me of that cousin of mine. His mama and daddy bought him books and sent him to school. Uh huh..you guessed it. All he did was chew on the book covers.

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Old 07-07-2009, 09:19 PM   #17
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I checked out of on those electric starters today at home depot... lol, in the pictures here that were posted they looked like small little things.. in person i was like WTF?? They are huge!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:30 AM   #18
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I use my turkey fryer to start my chiminy. It works in about 30 seconds. Also dont forget the weed burner at harbour freight tools. $29 bucks. heres the link:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=91037
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:32 PM   #19
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That is indeed a fortuitous (sic) circumstance. We lived in a Duplex one time which had a little fenced yard. Sure the dirt has long since been replaced by dawg poopy. I dont remember ever picking any of it up anyway and we had a slew of ankle biters. They acted like they was real picky about who they rented too..but then the cops started knocking on my door axing about where was the guy who was co-joined with me. Turns out he was a well known criminal. Guess they wasn't as selective as they appeared to be. I wondered why they let me check in so easy. Me and him cooked out in the back yard a lot.

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Old 07-15-2009, 05:33 PM   #20
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Re: to much smoke

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Originally Posted by JohnKinMD
How much smoke will the building make when you burn it down?
That depends, Is the building made of oak or pecan or pine.....?
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