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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:16 pm

I love to use wooden matches but when I run out of wood, I use one of my Zippos. One is an ordinary pipe lighter and the other is fitted with a Thunderbird butane insert. Both are OK but the "paraffin" job is more effective for outdoor usage.

I also have a Peterson Old Boy imitation which I only use at our pipeclub meetings for bragging purposes!! The "P" for Peterson also happens to be my initial. Some guys believe it's a personalised item and I do not argue with them about it!!!!
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flytyer

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:20 am

I usually use Diamond wood matches at home, when not at home I usually have a Zippo or a Bic.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:35 am

Usually my Nimrod Commander.

Jim
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:17 pm

Matches + Nevada wind = No

The IMCO, Zippo, Djeep or Bic work alright for me.
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loneredtree

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:18 pm

FIRE!
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:39 pm

loneredtree wrote:
FIRE!

Yes, I was waiting for this one Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:03 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
Usually my Nimrod Commander.

Jim

Those are good lighters. I've got one and much prefer it to my Zippo. Mine is almost 30 years old and still going strong.
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SpeedyPete



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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:19 pm

williamcharles wrote:
huffelpuff wrote:
Usually my Nimrod Commander.

Jim

Those are good lighters. I've got one and much prefer it to my Zippo. Mine is almost 30 years old and still going strong.

There are two on eBay right now!!! Auction ends in 36 minutes time
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J Soshae

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:32 pm

Luckily the lighter acquisition disorder has not struck here yet. Every once in a while there is a tinge of Old Boy envy creeping over me. The price tag is all the motivation I need to keep using a $10 pipe lighter.
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dshpipes

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:47 pm

I use my Colibri lighter that Mummy dearest picked up for me last Christmas. Works better than a lot of butane lighters I've had. I prefer matches, but hate to see the pile that's left after I smoke a bowl. Shocked
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Grayhound

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:54 pm

If I'm home or it's reasonably calm outside I use a Corona Old Boy. If it's windy I break out the Zippo with the pipe insert.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:14 pm

Zippo 90% of the time. IMCO the other 10%.


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TheSmokeamater

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:21 pm

flytyer wrote:
I usually use Diamond wood matches at home, when not at home I usually have a Zippo or a Bic.
Yup.
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Ocelot55

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:38 pm

Grayhound wrote:
If I'm home or it's reasonably calm outside I use a Corona Old Boy. If it's windy I break out the Zippo with the pipe insert.


+1
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:48 pm

Wooden matches at home and when "out" my old Dunhill Rolalite fluid lighter I bought back in Hong Kong in 1969. It's a fluid lighter similar to the Rolagas lighters they make today:

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Fishfuzz

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:50 pm

Zippo pipe lighter for the most part. Hopefully the Ronson Varaflame from Rob will be its replacement (looks like it arrives tomorrow)!
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gravel

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:57 pm

Wooden Matches
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Dave_In_Philly

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:00 am

Zippo 90% of the time. Wooden matches - only when I'm inside in my basement/garage - about 9%. Mother-in-laws bic - because the Zippo always seems to die on me when we're staying with her for the weekend.
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Rusty Mouse

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:54 pm

I use this, and have my Zippo as backup.

I actually prefer it to my old Tsubota, believe it or not.

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:57 pm

Rusty Mouse wrote:
I use this, and have my Zippo as backup.


What is this lighter? It's similar to IMCO. I like that.
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Rusty Mouse

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:04 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Rusty Mouse wrote:
I use this, and have my Zippo as backup.


What is this lighter? It's similar to IMCO. I like that.


It's called Chic 4 Pipe, made in Austria. Just like a Bic, but with the angled flame.

My issue with the Tsubota was the lack of height in the flame, but this little guy is great. Adjust to your heart's content. It has a handy scraper and tamper just like the Tsubota, and is plenty solid, with easy flint replacement (takes a Zippo flint) and has a recessed butane refill port.

Cup O Joes sells them, but I get mine at my local B&M. It's the only thing that place is good for, unless dry tobacco and overpriced no-name corn cob's are your thing.

http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=H&srch=KW&item=pro0adag



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Fight'n Hampsters

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:35 pm

TheSmokeamater wrote:
flytyer wrote:
I usually use Diamond wood matches at home, when not at home I usually have a Zippo or a Bic.
Yup.

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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:40 pm

Bic, sometimes, Diamond strike anywhere wooden matches 98% of the time.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:21 pm

Rusty Mouse wrote:


It's called Chic 4 Pipe, made in Austria. Just like a Bic, but with the angled flame.

My issue with the Tsubota was the lack of height in the flame, but this little guy is great. Adjust to your heart's content. It has a handy scraper and tamper just like the Tsubota, and is plenty solid, with easy flint replacement (takes a Zippo flint) and has a recessed butane refill port.

Cup O Joes sells them, but I get mine at my local B&M. It's the only thing that place is good for, unless dry tobacco and overpriced no-name corn cob's are your thing.

http://www.cupojoes.com/cgi-bin/spgm?dpt=H&srch=KW&item=pro0adag




Thank ye. IMCOs are Austrian too, no wonder they look similar. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: What do you use to light your pipe?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:01 pm

Been using a jetline lately, with Xicar fuel. Love that fuel, but I swear that lighter has a mind of its own. Took me two months to finally be able to fill it properly. Wish I could blame the mfg but that would not be fair. Mostly ineptitude I think....
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