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 Posted: Mon Jul 14th, 2014 11:44 PM
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I heat with wood. And sometimes I have trouble lighting the fire. Pizza boxes are really hard to get to burn anymore because of a fire retardant they treat the paper with.
Dose anyone have any insight on this? To many times years later we
find such chemicals shouldn't be around food.
After all we know we can trust the FDA completely.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 15th, 2014 01:29 AM
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This is news to me, but haven't tried to set a pizza box on fire lately. I'm sure its not good for you. Plus after pizza is eaten box is trash something you do want to burn:confused:



 Posted: Wed Jul 16th, 2014 11:44 AM
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When I posted this I used pizza box as example. Cereal boxes,bakery boxes even boxes that pasta comes in all have a fire retardant.
These are the things that worry me, other than Washington.:stirpot:



 Posted: Tue Aug 5th, 2014 08:54 PM
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i light all of those things on fire routinely,
i burn my "paper" garbage, and i always start the fire with a few cereal boxes.
what do you mean by fire retardant?



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I'll have pizza delivered tomorrow and test your theory:wink:



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I cheat if the fire has gone out and keep a bit of "girl scout water" close by to squirt on paper/kindling/small stuff. Most of the time there are coals and that is not necessary. Will notice this when fall approaches but like others I burn our trash nearly daily.



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Mountain Dew (from the U.S.) has a fire retardant in it. Some brominate something....can't remember what it is. I don't have a Dew around anymore. I quit drinking it after I read that we are the only country in the world that hasn't banned it in this pop. Kind of crazy, sorry for hijacking the thread. The fire retardant thing got me running with it. Guess they spray couch foam with the stuff.



 Posted: Mon Aug 18th, 2014 09:31 PM
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Center Point, If you take a cereal box and light a flap chances are only the outside coating will burn and not light the cardboard underneath
I may have described it incorrectly. They seem dang hard to light anymore

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Got to thinking about it and do remember difficulty lighting them. Even after burning there was a layered residue--Hmmm. Thanks for the post.



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Could they be made from this? or some blend off it?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Paper



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I had a wood burning heater once and pine cones made a good fire starter.  If you have pine trees where you live try them a time or two.



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I heated my place with wood for 30+ years and used cotton balls soaked in lamp oil to start the fire. Just a couple and its a done deal. Easy and cheap. :thumbs:



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