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Very handy gadget for gas-fuel equipment

Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by Joel_BC, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Nov 3, 2017
    Joel_BC

    Joel_BC Almost Self-Reliant

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    I realize that most of us have more than enough “stuff”, but every so often I discover a little-known tool or device I want to tell people about. This little igniter costs under $20, and works very nicely every time. And the manufacturer promises tens of thousands of ignitions. Amazon sells it and I think many other places do too.
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    Winter’s here! I just used the SparkKey a couple times this morning because overnight snowfall had knocked out our local electric power for about seven hours. Since we wanted to make coffee and cook breakfast, I brought in the propane camp stove. This device is better than a match because the initial gas flare-up won’t singe your fingers.

    Actually, I bought a SparkKey because I use torches in my shop and in other situations — everything from thawing frozen pipes and things, to bending or cutting steel or brazing, to lighting outdoor scrap piles. Like most guys, I used to habitually light any torch I have (ones that don’t have a built-in igniter) with a conventional welder’s flint “striker” or “sparker”. But those’re fussy, and too often I’ve had to twist the flint around 90* or so, or replace a worn-down flint. :barnie

    I’ve found this gadget to be safe and handy to use with my torches.
     
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  2. Nov 4, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    That's a handy little thing... off to amazon to check it out! Thanks!
     

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