syazz wrote:. Since I didn't have any starter bags when the fire first went out originally,I had used this coal lighter pack from my supplier that was petroleum based. You're supposed to put it on top of the coal, light it and the plastic melts and the petroleum stuff runs down into the coal and lights it- .
I think that's the wrong starter bag, not for coal for sure, you can have all the petroleum stuff run down the coal, it wouldn't work.
The starter bags normally go below the coal, there is a video somewhere on here from YouTube to show it.
The heat from charcoal once going is plenty to ignite the coal, but not from petroleum.