Need help repairing electric single burner

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Old 04-21-16, 12:43 PM
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Need help repairing electric single burner

So I bought this single electric burner from Walgreens and I use it to light coals on it for a hookah. The problem is the coals get too hot and burn the wire inside and the stove ends up dying after a couple months. I have stacks of them just sitting waiting to get repaired. Living Solutions Square Shape Single Burner Black | Walgreens

I want to know what type of wire and what gauge to buy. Also what kind of wire crimps. I need help!!

Will this wire work? https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/171631797172
 

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Old 04-21-16, 01:52 PM
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You are using it for a purpose not intended is why it is failing. The new wire you linked to will work but probably not for long. A cast iron skillet setting on a trivet or fire bricks and a propane touch would make more sense. Place the coals in the cast iron skillet and light directly with the torch.
 
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Or an electric charcoal starter, which is designed specifically for that purpose.
 
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Old 04-21-16, 02:10 PM
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Ben's idea is better but you would still need to use something heat resistant to hold the coals.

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Old 04-21-16, 03:21 PM
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The torch thing wouldn't work because I would run out every other day lighting coals. The electric coal starter I think I might have to try out, any suggestions on where to put it in? Something compact and small.
 
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A couple of bricks with a metal skillet (I'd use a cast iron one) could be used or maybe a hibachi.

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