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Can I Use A Lighter?

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My coals have not arrived in the mail yet, and I was wondering if there was another way to smoke through my hookah, could I use a lighter? Or some alternative heat source? I really hate waiting with all my other stuff here, and I can't go out and buy any.

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No, a lighter is not a feasable option.

Other options have been tried with poor effect. There have been other electrical devices tried and they just dont cut it.... I even tried rigging up a device out of a soldering iron... failed miserably.

and...

please DONT consider BBQ coals like "Kingsford"... puts off too much CO.... possibly fatal.

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Yea, I called up a friend, and they are going to run into town and pick me some up.

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QUOTE (Pengilum282 @ Jan 13 2007, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My coals have not arrived in the mail yet, and I was wondering if there was another way to smoke through my hookah, could I use a lighter? Or some alternative heat source? I really hate waiting with all my other stuff here, and I can't go out and buy any.
No that really would not work that well. I doubt you could get your tobacco to burn with a lighter the way a pipe or cigarette do.

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thats funny this topic like just came up and is still in the threads list and someone asks the question anyway smile.gif

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lighter= "crack style" ohmy.gif

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Don't try anything that might hurt yourself. Being safe is much more important than not having to wait a couple extra days for coals.

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Well I assume the general idea behind the coals are to produce a steady constant heat source, Im trying to imagine any other household objects that could do the same.

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an iron!!!!!!
lol jk, tongue.gif
yeah using a lighter is a bad idea

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QUOTE (Pengilum282 @ Jan 13 2007, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I assume the general idea behind the coals are to produce a steady constant heat source, Im trying to imagine any other household objects that could do the same.



your just gonna end up inhaling harsh gray smoke. Plus if your patient and wait for your coals you will enjoy the experience a million times more. am i right?

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QUOTE ([LB] @ Jan 13 2007, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Pengilum282 @ Jan 13 2007, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I assume the general idea behind the coals are to produce a steady constant heat source, Im trying to imagine any other household objects that could do the same.



your just gonna end up inhaling harsh gray smoke. Plus if your patient and wait for your coals you will enjoy the experience a million times more. am i right?



amen

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This is true, but there was a major delay in the processing of my order, and the coals wont arrive for about 2 weeks.

Tell me you would wait that long.

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QUOTE (Pengilum282 @ Jan 13 2007, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is true, but there was a major delay in the processing of my order, and the coals wont arrive for about 2 weeks.

Tell me you would wait that long.


He's totally right, 2 weeks to smoke hookah. I once had to wait that long for a new bowl. It was terrible pain.

Personally I've never tried just holding the lighter to the bowl. But wouldn't smoking the shisha with a lighter be exactly like smoking tobacco out of a bong? Besides ruining the taste, I don't see why it is so dangerous. Or maybe I'm missing something here, can someone explain?

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There has to be a way to generate heat above the bowl and then inhale to have it be brought down into shisha chamber.

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Lighter exploding because you left it lit for too long and the plastic melts.

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I have NEVER had a lighter explode on me except after throwing it into a fire. I have lit those plastic lighters for several minutes at a time, and unless your holding it upside down the heat dissapates away from the plastic.

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QUOTE (rattler @ Jan 13 2007, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lighter exploding because you left it lit for too long and the plastic melts.


You're kidding, right?

There's always a torch. maybe directing a torch at any part of the bowl. Intense heat without residue. It will probably burn the shisha much quicker though.

How is it that you can't obtain coals?

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Well there are some coming soon, and I cannot get any today, being ill, not leaving the house, tomorrow, being a sunday, the only place that sells them in my area will be closed. So that leaves monday, as the first available time to buy them, and its a 45 minute drive.

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QUOTE (johnchain @ Jan 13 2007, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rattler @ Jan 13 2007, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lighter exploding because you left it lit for too long and the plastic melts.


You're kidding, right?

There's always a torch. maybe directing a torch at any part of the bowl. Intense heat without residue. It will probably burn the shisha much quicker though.

How is it that you can't obtain coals?
No actually I wasn't joking. It really can happen.Trust me when I say if you really want to leave a lighter lit for long periods of time purchase a Zippo or at least a bic and stay away from the ones that are 4 for a dollar. It didn't hurt me(I was holding it at arms length and above my head) but it really can happen.

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QUOTE (Pengilum282 @ Jan 13 2007, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is true, but there was a major delay in the processing of my order, and the coals wont arrive for about 2 weeks.

Tell me you would wait that long.


Tell the retailer you want them sooner or a refund and/or order charcoal from some other retailer. If somebdy can't deliver something you want, when you want it (in a reasonable timeframe) take your business to someone who can...why pay for slow service?

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QUOTE (Pengilum282 @ Jan 13 2007, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well there are some coming soon, and I cannot get any today, being ill, not leaving the house, tomorrow, being a sunday, the only place that sells them in my area will be closed. So that leaves monday, as the first available time to buy them, and its a 45 minute drive.


And monday is MLK, so check if the store is open as well. Otherwise, if you're feeling somewhat better, u should make the drive. It's either a really long wait, or about 2 hour trip (the latest).

And sonthert is right. You really shouldn't have to wait that long.

As for lighters exploding, I have blown up many lighters in my day, but never in my hand. As long as the flame always touches metal, it should be all good.

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Hmm, im kinda late on this i think , but couldnt you get a little torch and heat the sides of the bowl till it is hot and smoke and keep reheating it ?

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