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Lighting Candles

Lighting candles takes some care to keep from burning your fingers. This is a guide about lighting candles.


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January 28, 2011

Use uncooked spaghetti or spaghettini to light gas furnaces, fireplaces, BBQs, gas lamps, gas fridges, gas ranges, anything with a pilot light, even candles.

Source: Trying to light my Servel propane fridge in the 70's.

By DearWebby from Black Diamond, AB

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By 1 found this helpful
January 24, 2017

All winter long, I burn candles but it gets harder to light them with an ordinary match when there is only a little left. I buy fireplace matches at Home Depot. They are much longer than regular matches, and prevent me from burning myself.


Regardless of which match I use, I always rinse it with water before I throw it away. This makes sure that it is not hot enough to ignite the trash in the wastebasket.

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August 24, 20130 found this helpful

It's important to quickly light the birthday candles to save your fingers and the cake decorating. This guide is about lighting birthday candles.

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

When I want to light a candle that is pretty far down in a candle holder I use an uncooked spaghetti noodle. No more burnt fingers.

By Janette from Parkersburg,WV

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