Lighting a stoker

Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:40 am

While at Wally World I saw them selling a trail size 2 packet of CSL Ignite-O firestarter packets for a $1.00, are they ok to use for coal? It says they will burn for up to 15 minutes.


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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: yutyoy On: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:10 pm

i couldnt see why you wouldnt be able to use them. since your using them to start it. but im no expert
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:28 pm

Do u know what they are made out of? The only thing I would think would be bad if they are waxy wood stuff like the duralogs. I would be worried that they would drip and maybe clog your grates.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:33 am

I don't see anything on the package of what it's made of, web site doesn't help much either http://ignite-o.com.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:26 am

I would take a pie plate and light one and see if it leaves any residue that could clog the holes in your grate.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:44 am

I'm doubtful they would burn intensely enough to light Coal. Still, let us know how you make out.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: billkirwan RSC On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:58 am

if you can't find the "mice" then I advise customers to use charcoal. It may take a few try's to get it going but once your figure it out its easy.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:56 pm

I light mine simply by rolling some wood shavings in newspaper and lighting the paper. Once the wood shavings are burning, I throw some coal on top and turn the stoker on and set my combustion air at 8, until the coal is ignited. Works every time... with one match.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:29 pm

I just found out that you can light a stoker with acetylene.I don't know if they still make them but I have what we used to call a turbo tip.You use it in a regular uni weld type handle but you turn the regulator all the way in and fire it up.They were made to solder copper pipe that was horizonal with a little standing water in it.My friend called and said he couldn't get his stoker(alaska) going,ran out of coal mice.Took my torch over put the turbo tip in and within 2 minutes we were off and running.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: GettingStoked On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:54 pm

Adamiscold how did you make out with this? I sent two emails with no reply!

Adamiscold wrote:Thanks Trader, I did mean to look up their number and give them a call. I have a long list :(
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:21 am

I haven't heard anything back from them either. Since they have not charged my credit card I figured I would at some point try to pick some up locally and then if they fill my order I'll just have some in stock for later on.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:30 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:51 am

I don't think I have ever seen cowboy charcoal around here.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:53 am

Home depot or most any hardware store will have it.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:06 am

Ok Thanks Kirk.
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