MPeck wrote:I wrote this in another forum. But this idea is good enough that I want everyone to see it, so I copyed it here.
With this method I can start a coal fire in 10 minutes or less guarenteed!
All you need is a hot air paint peeling gun, get one at your local hardware store, it looks like a girls hair dryer.There are many brands, I got the cheepest one I could find.The temprature range of these guns is from 750 deg. on the low setting to 1000 deg. on high. Use the high setting, turn it on and point the tip at a small pile of coal (baseball sized) in the middle of the burn grate, just behind the combustion air holes. Hold the tip very close to coal about 1/8 away. Hold the gun there until the coal is white hot. You have to use your own judgement. Once you think the coal is burning, plug in the stove.
I'll never use mouse starters again!
turnawrench wrote:Now sit back and relax as your coal fires up.
MURDOC1 wrote:turnawrench wrote:Now sit back and relax as your coal fires up.
But don't relax too long, remember that now you will need to wash every single piece of clothing, bed sheets, couch covers......etc..... But hey, I guess in between wash loads you can sit back, relax--------> and watch your electric meter turn!!!!
I'll try the 'hairdryer' next time!!!