GeorgiePorgie wrote:It's great that you Macho Guys have torches, but when the average coal stoker user, especially the beginners, need something more accessible, and ask for help on starting their stoves, torches are NOT the way to go . You are simply scaring off more and more people to go the "Coal " route for heat. We need more people using coal for heat, and we need to show them lots of the simplicity and other benefits.
Hot Rocks wrote:Lite stoker first time I have a hyfire II have switches on back of hopper I turn switches off for feed motors & convection blowers, leave combustion blowers on, use cowboy charcoal & propane torch, add a little coal on top, after about 5 min. turn on feed motors & convection blowers, Drink beer & enjoy the heat.
jacknanticoke wrote:........I'd like to skip the whole ash pan fire bit cause it gets a bit smelly from the smoke, but I was told to do so by the installers. They said I have the chance of getting CO in the house if I just light the coal without having any draft first.
efo141 wrote:Hey I did it even easier-called my dad-he flew in from GB WI and showed me how to light it.Think he'll do this every year? haha Ok so he did use started logs broken up, and little pieces of wood and lighter.No torch. Threw on the blower and a little more wood and waalaaa. Fire scarecrow! Less than 10 minutes. I know I can, I know I can, do it my self. LOL