Looftlighter back in bunnings

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Re: Looflighter on clearance in Hoppers Crossing

Post by gnol » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:46 am

trentski wrote:Hi all,

Was in a Hoppers Crossing hardware store today, the green one with the red hammer. They had a pallet of loof lighters going at $15 each.

Last time i asked about them at a an Altona store owned by the same crowd I was told they couldn't sell them anymore, so either the issues are fixed or people in Melbourne's West are expendable. :lol:
Cheers. Picked one up Sunday morning. Couldn't find a pallet full and there was only a few of them on the shelf.


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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by trentski » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:07 pm

mate picked up a couple in Mentone store today for $15, reckoned they had a fair few in stock

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by sosman » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:08 pm

My looftlighter of many years carked it tonight. Anyone seen them lurking around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne?
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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by peteru » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:19 am

My Looftlighter packed it in after a few years. I bought a couple of replacements, but curiosity got the better of me and I took the faulty one apart.

The symptoms were that the heating element would get hot, but the fan won't spin.

It turns out that my dead Looftlighter is repairable. The circuitry inside is pretty simple, just a simple 4 diode rectifier bridge that is faulty. Probably less than $5 in parts and about 1 hour to take it apart and replace the parts.

The fan motor is fine, I tested it with a 12V plug pack connected directly to the motor terminals and it spins.
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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by sosman » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:50 pm

peteru wrote:My Looftlighter packed it in after a few years. I bought a couple of replacements, but curiosity got the better of me and I took the faulty one apart.

The symptoms were that the heating element would get hot, but the fan won't spin.

It turns out that my dead Looftlighter is repairable. The circuitry inside is pretty simple, just a simple 4 diode rectifier bridge that is faulty. Probably less than $5 in parts and about 1 hour to take it apart and replace the parts.

The fan motor is fine, I tested it with a 12V plug pack connected directly to the motor terminals and it spins.
I'll take a closer look at mine.
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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by trentski » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:07 pm

sosman wrote:My looftlighter of many years carked it tonight. Anyone seen them lurking around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne?
Did you see my post above yours where they were $15 in Mentone? :?

Was at Hoppers Crossing again today and they still had a pallet ($15 each) but Altona has about 4 left (at $20 each)

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by zook33per » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:18 am

saw some at the one in North Coburg Gaffney Street a few weeks back, sounds like I should grab a few!

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by DClem » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Just picked one up in North Coburg for $15...can't go wrong at that price.

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by Steaksy » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:16 pm

Any Qlders have any luck tracking one down around the Brisbane area at all

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by Gumb » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:04 pm

Bunnies Vermont VIC had plenty but still at $29

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by 8-ball » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:29 pm

Steaksy wrote:Any Qlders have any luck tracking one down around the Brisbane area at all

Steaksy
Apparently they sold them all out at $2.50 each about 2 weeks ago.

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by zook33per » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:54 am

Just used it for the 1st time, works great,
How far away do you guys hold it from the charcoal/beads?
I was heating one and then got it glowing and started to do circular motions and got the surrounding ones going.

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by Hogsy » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:13 am

Here's a receipt for anyone who wants to match prices
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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by zook33per » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:42 am

Are the more expensive ones a higher model or is just Bunnings being Bunnings?

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Re: Looftlighter back in bunnings

Post by urbangriller » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:16 am

There is only one model

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