Quick Start Method Video

Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Ashcat On: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:22 pm

If you've got only stick and paper--no oxyacetylene or propane torches, thermite, plutonium, firestarter bricks or gel, road flares, coal mice, or even charcoal--here is a fairly quick method for starting.

Yes, I know I'm about 5 months too late for this, but I had to shut down yesterday to remove a piece of coal trapped behind a firebrick in the back of my stove. So, I thought I'd video the restart process.

No one way is better than another as long as you end up with burning coal, but this is simple and doesn't require any extra materials or accelerants, or hours to get a bed of hardwood embers established. In reviewing the "How to Light a Hand Fired Stove " thread originally started by Devil505 in 2008, I think this method is very similar to what he described.
Ashcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Blaschak

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:48 pm

Thank you for taking the time to make this informative video. I'm sure that it will help a lot of people when it comes to starting fires.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Stoked On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:20 am

ditto, nice and informative video
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K2
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaskan Channing III
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Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Ashcat On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:56 am

Thanks for the comments--glad you liked it.

BTW, William, I recently came across your videos of starting up the Glenwood...
Firing Up The Glenwood/Videos 3, 4 and 5
... great job. Georgeous stove, and I liked your attire--which fit the video perfectly.
Ashcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Blaschak

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:14 am

Excellent post and video, thanks for sharing. One thing you may want to add...how important it is to fill the firebox with coal once the fire is established. Many first-time coal burners get it started, but only add a few inches of coal and then have it go out later.

-Rob
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Ashcat On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:55 pm

Agreed, Rob. I kind of faded that issue by making a comment at the end of the video, but it's easy for new burners to overlook that critical issue of not filling enough
Ashcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Blaschak

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:18 pm

I have to admit that the sound got kind of messed up (slow internet) as I watched the video, and I missed your comment at the end. The video is a great tutorial.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:49 pm

Nicely done! Not only good quality video, but terrific narrative. I like how you only used the smaller sized wood showing that you don't need full size logs to be successful.

Ya know it would have been especially impressive if you started the flame by rubbing two sticks together into the shredded paper pile and blowing real hard - and you could've stayed in the 1 match club!! :lol:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Ashcat On: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:25 pm

titleist1 wrote:Nicely done! Not only good quality video, but terrific narrative. I like how you only used the smaller sized wood showing that you don't need full size logs to be successful.

Ya know it would have been especially impressive if you started the flame by rubbing two sticks together into the shredded paper pile and blowing real hard - and you could've stayed in the 1 match club!! :lol:

Thanks Titleist1. The two stick ignition would've fit right in. Next year maybe I'll try to light dryer lint with a 9 volt battery :idea: , and start a 0 match club. I've used 3 matches this season, so not a good year.

Thanks again for your comments.
Ashcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Blaschak

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:26 am

Enjoyed your video! I will certainly refer to it when I get my hand fired stove installed.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:27 am

Larry, you're getting a hand fired?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:48 am

Very nice video, looks professionnaly done.
Bravo :!:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:51 am

Carbon12 wrote:Larry, you're getting a hand fired?


Yes! Primarily as a back up for power outages.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:47 am

Great idea! As much fun as central heaters are,.....the hand fired are soooo much more fun to tinker with! :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
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Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Quick Start Method Video

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:09 pm

I didn't realize there was any other way! :D
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Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

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