Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Wed May 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi, question for LL guys - when we bought our Hyfire II, it came with a batch of those little brown-bagged fire starters. Are they still available? How do we get some more? Thanks!
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: mozz On: Wed May 12, 2010 8:50 pm

If you have an Ace Hardware store near you who sells coal, they usually have them.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Thu May 13, 2010 6:33 am

Thanks Mozz, that's good to know. I'll call the ACE stores near me today to check.

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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu May 13, 2010 6:56 am

You may not need them. Search the forum and you will see many alternate methods for starting coal fires.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu May 13, 2010 12:57 pm

matchlight charcoal (broken up, a few wood shavings, etc...) you can make your own.!!

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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 13, 2010 1:14 pm

WNY,you've got way to much time on your hands--I put a whole bag 13.5 lb of self light in & light it,let it get a good bed of red hot coals--then slowley load the Hitzer 50-93 up--good for the season---1 match last winter---whole thing took about 45 minutes for a 6 goin on 7 month burn
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: MiscCheetah On: Thu May 13, 2010 5:06 pm

If you are still looking for the starters try searching google - Coal Mice for sale -
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu May 13, 2010 7:16 pm

I got a stoker, so you don't have much room on the plate, only for about 2-3 broken up pieces...but usually lights the first time!
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 13, 2010 8:32 pm

AAHHHHH,now I get it :) ---This Hitzer is like a cave in there :lol:
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Fri May 14, 2010 4:19 pm

Well, my Hyfire II is like Dave's Hyfire I, not like a cave in there, :lol: !

My husband tried using wood, pieces of firestarter log (that fireplace fires are started with) and I forget what else. He could not get it to light. Now it seems that the weather is warmer again, so we're leaving the stove unlit. Now he will have some time to investigate and perfect his coal fire starting technique! :lol:
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Fri May 14, 2010 4:20 pm

wlape3 wrote:You may not need them. Search the forum and you will see many alternate methods for starting coal fires.


I had done a search, but had to cut it short. Nothing really turned up while I WAS looking, though. Guess I need to devote more time to the search.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri May 14, 2010 4:57 pm

For my stoker I always used match light, briquettes and my propane torch to get her going.
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri May 14, 2010 9:58 pm

I had some of the bags to try, yes they are nice but I hate the smell. I like the charcoal with lighter fluid approach, smells like dinner on the bar-be-Q
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat May 15, 2010 5:47 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:Hi, question for LL guys - when we bought our Hyfire II, it came with a batch of those little brown-bagged fire starters. Are they still available? How do we get some more? Thanks!




Our dealers normally carry them . Just ask for starter bags . Dave
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Re: Little brown bagged fire starters still available?

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Sun May 16, 2010 6:06 am

Hi Dave. We got them at the Drums location when we bought the stove, the closest place to us. At the time, Karen had told us that we could order them and they'd be mailed to us. Wondering if that still applies? Drums is quite a distance away from where we are for us to drive to buy these things. (I think it was close to a 2 hr. drive, or maybe 1 hr. 45 mins.).

BTW, love the stove. It cost us about $625 to heat our house this year, and we still have to make some adjustments that will increase the effeciency. That is less than the cost of one propane fillup, and we usually needed 3 propane fillups per heating season. Our last 500 gal. tank fillup ran us over $700, I think it was around $765.
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