Hirsty87
newbie
Location: manchester
Member Since: 25th Oct 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:I've just received my new Fire poi and want to know if i should soak them in the fuel for a while before i use them? anyone have any advice?

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:the best place to go would be 'technical discussion' or 'help' wink

THE hop Pyro.
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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:i would soak them first, then while your soaking you can follow poig's directions wink

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Hirsty87
newbie
Location: manchester
Member Since: 25th Oct 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:i would have gone there but there seemed to be more people in here and i decided i'd get a quicker response, which seems to have been the case

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poig
poig

marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted:ah, good thinking ubbidea

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I reckon that all you only need to soak them until they stop bubbling, which probably won't take more than a minute.

Spin them off (preferably using something to catch the excess fuel), then light up - it's not worth soaking them for ages before your first burn, you'll almost certainly get no benefit from doing so.

If you're using paraffin as fuel, it's probably worth dunking them again briefly after they've gone out to cool them down and stop them smouldering. Don't do this with anything more volatile though, it may well light the fuel in your dipping container.

For more detailed comments have a go at using the search engine, it's been discussed in length a few times.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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