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So I saw a couple posts in the Abernathys thread mentioning Smudge Pots. I live in Kentucky and can't find these anywhere and mostly no one knows what the he'll I am talking about.

Any ideas where to find them? Thanks in advance!

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They were used mainly in Orchards to keep frost off the fruit when needed in northern states . If you google it you can find all you need
The old ones are the best a good average price is 100 ...make sure it comes with the wick to help keep it lit
 

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There more of a west coast thing. Here in Texas it’s almost impossible to find, I just stumbled across the one that I have at an estate sale. I usually just run mine off of diesel but you can use diesel, kerosene, used motor oil, used vegetable oil, hydraulic oil, etc. they put off a lot of heat and hardly any smoke.
 

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Yep ...they even run good on old deep fryer oil ......super fun ...it's a must have item for sure!
 

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I`'ll check out EBay. I saw racers using them at KOH but don't recall seeing a Wick. They just poured used motor oil in, lit a paper towel, and chunked it in.

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I don’t have a wick in mine, you can light paper and throw it in but I typically just use a propane torch to light it.
 

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I’ve got an older one I bought from smudgepot_usa on Instagram. He
Buys them from orchards and rebuilds/repairs them. We love it,no wick I usually just fill it with diesel and light it with a torch.


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@185EZ ...Thats what I am talking about !!!...good one

And yes ...most all dont have the wick ...but if you do have it , you will understand how much better it runs and how much faster it ignites with a small propane torch . When you buy them some will have the wick rattling around in the bottom ..and most wont ....I have a few
 

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Have had one for years, great if for whatever reason you don't want a lot of smoke from a campfire. We had a family member with breathing issues and he always missed out of campfires. I started bringing the smudge and we had the heat without the smoke. I burn a 50/50 of off road diesel and used motor oil in it.
There were everywhere in the orchards of Ca. until they were banned by the morons at CARB.
 
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