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Old 10-25-2012, 12:09 AM
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Any recommendations to add a log lighter or burner to the firebox. I know that making sure you get enough oxygen so the lighter does not go out and you end up with propane filling the firebox with disasterous results when it finally has enough oxygen. What do the pit makers use? Don't want to have an Ole Hickory system, just want to start the logs and use as the logs burn out at the end of a catering job.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:15 AM
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I know Tejas pits use a knock-off version of the Blu-Flame log lighter system. It's basically a tube with holes drill along the length of it and works decent enough. Go to their website for more detailed pics.

Many others (Gator, ETSC, etc.) use a fish fryer type burner welded into the side of the firebox at grate height. I have this type and am very happy with it. The addition of an electronic igniter really makes it handy.

Common sense rules with gas-assist. Leave the firebox door open and the exhaust open at all times it's fired up. Do not leave unattended and you're good to go.
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Do you know where I can get something like you have?
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Oops.... I forgot that I have both kinds in separate pits. The Blu-Flame lighter can be found anywhere gas logs are sold. Just be sure to get the one that matches your fuel choice (propane or natural gas - different orifices). The fish fryer type burner can be found at most hardware stores or check your local propane dealer. You'll want the high-pressure burner type. Check out the following thread for some pics of this style.

http://forum.texasbbqrub.com/showthread.php?t=41842

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:23 PM
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Thanks, I pulled up the Gator website and there is a picture of how they have one mounted on the side of the firebox. I think that's what I'll do.
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