EASIEST WAY TO LIGHT COAL!

Re: EASIEST WAY TO LIGHT COAL!

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:08 pm

1 Cut a piece of wood to fit snug in grate, 2 wrap charcoal in paper 3 place handful of coal on top 4 lite and walk away. 5 Relaxation :drunk:
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: EASIEST WAY TO LIGHT COAL!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:14 am

davidmcbeth3 wrote:wonder if you could just soak a few coals in kersosene and start it with 20% of these soaked ones scattered throughout for first layer?

Never tried it .... have no idea .. brainstorming


charcoal with the clear unscented lamp oil. Works better than kero if its in your living area, no odors are produced. just have to pour on good and slow so charcoal soaks it up. I fould layin some newspaper in the bottom on the grates also prevents any excess from dripping into the ash pan area. ;)
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: EASIEST WAY TO LIGHT COAL!

PostBy: mcrchap On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:52 pm

I get "lighter" packs at Bloom Supply in Sunbury. I don't know what's in them but they are a 2" box with a fuse. You heap coal around and on top if it, light it, shut the door, and turn on the stoker and in a few minutes you got a nice fire. My son uses a Surdiac and they did not work well for him...needs kindling etc. to light that stove, but not my Keystoker. I bought 2 packs I think of 6 starters...$18 or so...will last more than this year.
mcrchap
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 90
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: New Yorker Oil boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Econo


Re: EASIEST WAY TO LIGHT COAL!

PostBy: Beeman On: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:52 am

Build a wood fire, throw in coal. Be sure to do this only once/season by not letting your fire go out!
Beeman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503