Saving A Dying Fire

Re: Saving A Dying Fire

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:40 am

Great ideas. I will buy a 1970 New Yorker if I can find one. If not, I will go with the political sign. I probably already have some sign wire in the garage. When they appear unbidden on my lawn, they blow down with remarkable frequency even in the lightest of winds....
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Re: Saving A Dying Fire

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:32 am

I sacrificed one of those wire holders that is used to support plants. A few snips with the wire cutters and it was done. I left one of the cross pieces on the end, cut it off so it's about 3" long, and bent the other end into a nice handle. Works great.
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Re: Saving A Dying Fire

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:49 am

rberq wrote: I will buy a 1970 New Yorker if I can find one.


I probably have the other one in the scrap pile if you want it. No need for you to buy a New Yorker. But if you do and get your strut, can I have the engine and transmission? :)
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Re: Saving A Dying Fire

PostBy: JiminBucks On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:51 am

I used one of those screw on antenna repair pieces, stainless steel , bends and holds it curve. even has a nice handle at the end. Also a good tool to tease the cats with. :evil: When red hot will also make nice little holes thru things! :lol: Kept the Efel alive all day yesterday, but lost it by morning. :cry: Went to bed too early last night, Too icey to go out! Alot of wires hanging low in the morning!
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Re: Saving A Dying Fire

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:04 pm

Oh Yeah, about those wire ash poker-custom made doohickies... they get HOT. I burnt holes in the bottom of my 'tools bucket' next to the boiler before I finally figured it out. :? :roll: :cry: :lol:

So be careful where you set the poker down for a few minutes after you tease and poke the ash out of the red-hot coals.

Greg. L
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