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Flex-Lighter: Simple $9 ignition method?

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Flex-Lighter: Simple $9 ignition method?

Unread postAuthor: redchigh » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:02 pm

My mother-in-law used to have one of these, and I remembered it... I recently saw it in wal-mart for 9.00.

I figure it would be easier to click than a BBQ ignitor... Might keep the BBQ as a backup...

I was thinking, drill a hole in the chamber (middle for power or end for safety) Epoxy the end for a tight fit, then flex the lighter flush (trigger-style) with the chamber and blast away.

Here's a <A HREF="http://www.bernzomatic.com/bernzomatic/consumer/jhtml/detail.jhtml?prodId=BernzoProd100068">link</A>.
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Unread postAuthor: Blackett » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:15 pm

dude i havent even seen a win dixie in the past ten years.

maybe the just arent around socal. but i didn't see them on vacations anywhere else either.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:58 am

Wait, what about Winn-Dixie's? I see this topic was edited, so maybe you saw something I didn't?

Back to redchigh's post. Maybe, if the outside diameter of the end-piece was right, you could get out your good-ol' die set and thread it, then tap the chamber and thread it in with some teflon tape? I don't think epoxying it into the chamber would be the most secure option, (although I'm sure jack would disagree with me. :wink: )

EDIT- whichever mod or PCGUY edited this topic, could you delete my post since you fixed the link in the original post? We don't need two links. :P
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:36 pm

Of course, you could just connect a wire to the hot electrode of the lighter, another to the metal flex tube and then run those two wires to traditional screw electrodes in the chamber.
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