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Bruce Wray 06-29-2015 10:36 PM

Lighting the stove
 
My wife's arthritis in her hand is giving her problems using virtually any wand lighter to light the trailer's stove. Non childproof lighters are no longer manufactured, and the "safety" top wheels on all lighters are the main source of her problems. Anyone out there come up with an easier way to light the stove?

Bruce

BCnomad 06-29-2015 10:42 PM

One can no longer twist off the safety shield from Bic lighters with pliers?? Ok.

Long wood matches? Either 3" or the 8" variety might do too. I am guessing at lengths here.


Edit... If you come to rally next year, I might have a supply for "oldie" Bics.

dfandrews 06-29-2015 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Wray (Post 98703)
My wife's arthritis in her hand is giving her problems using virtually any wand lighter to light the trailer's stove. Non childproof lighters are no longer manufactured, and the "safety" top wheels on all lighters are the main source of her problems. Anyone out there come up with an easier way to light the stove?
Bruce

Bruce,
Here's an untested thought: I bought a click-type ignitor for a grill we had in the back yard that was hard to light with matches in the wind. I picked it up in the BBQ/grill parts section of Home Depot. Perhaps a "Mod" is in order for the stove.

Rossue 06-29-2015 10:51 PM

Keep meaning to get a simple spark generator like the Gas Co. uses when they are testing your appliances. The butane lighters are a PITA to get a flame- especially it seems when it is cold in the morning and you need coffee!

On Amazon for $6.http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aqlkc%2BKZL.jpg

float5 06-29-2015 11:00 PM

Bruce,
As a last resort, you could replace the stove with one that some Escape owners have which does not require the use of a lighter.

lorrie 06-29-2015 11:06 PM

I believe the lighters sold at Costco in packs of three are not child-proof.

KarenH 06-29-2015 11:10 PM

I agree with BCNomad...wooden matches would be the trick.

Brian B-P 06-29-2015 11:16 PM

The answer to some problems really is more power... in this case, battery power:
Camco GM12 Continuous Ignition Multi-Sparker
No butane at all, and no pulling a trigger hard enough to snap a piezo crystal to make a spark.

I have one; it worked pretty well for anything you can get the end right into... until it was left too long with a battery in it and the battery failed and corroded the inside.

Rossue 06-29-2015 11:17 PM

Matches work but the sulfur smell is awful.

J Mac 06-29-2015 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce Wray (Post 98703)
My wife's arthritis in her hand is giving her problems using virtually any wand lighter to light the trailer's stove. Non childproof lighters are no longer manufactured, and the "safety" top wheels on all lighters are the main source of her problems. Anyone out there come up with an easier way to light the stove?

Bruce

Why not just light the stove for her?


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