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TIL - I nearly threw 3 butane lighters in the trash - BUT

RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
Up front - I prefer using those cheap disposable butane lighters to start whatever type starter. OK?

Tonight our temperature was already down to 23º when I went out to fire up my egg.

First, the oldest butane would spark, but not light. The second one would spark, but go out like the first. The third which was BRAND NEW wouldn't do anything! Even my foul language did no good but I took all 3 inside and threw them in the trash! 5 minutes later it hit me...maybe these were too cold! Sure enough each one fired up like a 409 Chevy!
L, M, S, &  Mini
And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
Ron
Dunlap, IL
Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    I am assuming you keep your lighters outside?  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • DMW said:
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    Effen physics man!!!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    DMW said:
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    Effen physics man!!!
    Pretty sure I learned about that one in chemistry class.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,904
    Nerds
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    I will bring mine in.  Supposed to get down in the 60s tonight.  Brrrrr
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • DMW said:
    DMW said:
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    Effen physics man!!!
    Pretty sure I learned about that one in chemistry class.
    As we all did.  Boyle was a chemist for sure, but the law follows from statistical mechanics more than anything else.  But I digress...
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    PV=nRT
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470


    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    DMW said:
    DMW said:
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    Effen physics man!!!
    Pretty sure I learned about that one in chemistry class.
    As we all did.  Boyle was a chemist for sure, but the law follows from statistical mechanics more than anything else.  But I digress...
    That does make sense.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,049
    I've jus learned my lesson commenting on a @rrp thread. I'm sorry and am now repenting  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    Compare the density of air at 25.0 C and air at 1807 C and 1.00 atm.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    DMW said:
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    Diving 101




    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    Compare the density of air at 25.0 C and air at 1807 C and 1.00 atm.
    No. It's Friday night, I won't do that now.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,939
    DMW said:
    Compare the density of air at 25.0 C and air at 1807 C and 1.00 atm.
    No. It's Friday night, I can't do that now.
    ftfy
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,209
    So the lesson is, live somewhere it's warm?
    Austin, TX
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,502
    Legume said:
    So the lesson is, live somewhere it's warm?

    Also, to dumpster dive at Ron's for free new lighters.






    Phoenix 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
    I tried another Friday night self depricating touch of humor. Thanks to those of you who got that fact.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Are these your 3


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Since I'm here-for some it may be time to address the properties of moisture contained within gasket-to-gasket surfaces and sub-freezing temperatures.   I use pieces of aluminum foil between the dome and base to keep them from freezing shut.  Many other options available.  Just plan for it.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,118
    Its a balmy 62F right now. Not missing living in Chicago at the moment.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 12,242
    Real men camp in cold weather. We use sparks from flint to ignite tinder, you bunch of girlie boys.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    edited November 2017
    YukonRon said:
    Real men camp in cold weather. We use sparks from flint to ignite tinder, you bunch of girlie boys.
    Sparks from flint? Sissy.  Real men don't need fire.  I eat my meat raw and laugh in the face of winter

    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    YukonRon said:
    Real men camp in cold weather. We use sparks from flint to ignite tinder, you bunch of girlie boys.
    Sparks from flint? Sissy.  Real men don't need fire.  I eat my meat raw and laugh in the face of winter

    Says the guy that moved where people go to die. "But it's a dry heat" they said...
  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 2,904
    YukonRon said:
    Real men camp in cold weather. We use sparks from flint to ignite tinder, you bunch of girlie boys.
    Sparks from flint? Sissy.  Real men don't need fire.  I eat my meat raw and laugh in the face of winter

    Neanderthal
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,794
    YukonRon said:
    Real men camp in cold weather. We use sparks from flint to ignite tinder, you bunch of girlie boys.
    Sparks from flint? Sissy.  Real men don't need fire.  I eat my meat raw and laugh in the face of winter

    Says the guy that moved where people go to die. "But it's a dry heat" they said...
    Should have clarified.  I laugh at winter from a distance :)
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,209
    YukonRon said:
    Real men camp in cold weather. We use sparks from flint to ignite tinder, you bunch of girlie boys.
    Sparks from flint? Sissy.  Real men don't need fire.  I eat my meat raw and laugh in the face of winter

    Says the guy that moved where people go to die. "But it's a dry heat" they said...
    Should have clarified.  I laugh at winter from a distance :)
    ...and I boil my ribs so I can chew them without my dentures.
    Austin, TX
  • SciAggieSciAggie Posts: 3,564
    PV=nRT
    Beat me to it.
    Coleman, Texas
    Large BGE & Mini Max for the wok. A few old camp Dutch ovens and a wood fired oven.
    "Bourbon slushies. Sure you can cook on the BGE without them, but why would you?"
                                                                                                                          YukonRon
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,335
    Now, is room-temperature lump easier to light than cold-soaked?
    I know that's true for firewood (and lump won't release bugs warming up as firewood does).  
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    DMW said:
    DMW said:
    Probably has something to do with this
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyle's_law

    Effen physics man!!!
    Pretty sure I learned about that one in chemistry class.
    As we all did.  Boyle was a chemist for sure, but the law follows from statistical mechanics more than anything else.  But I digress...
    Apparently not all.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
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