LsFarm wrote:Hi Yanche, I thought you used the torch from underneath at the bottom of the firebox/grate. And the combustion blower pulled the flame up through the bed of coal.
I'm kind of surprised the top of the coal will light from the inspection port, I'll have to give it a try when I fire up my AA boiler in a week or two [I hope].
I just make a small channel pit in the viewport area toss in 5-10 lighter fluid briquettes thru the viewport, hit them with the map, and then when they are going well in about 5 minutes i mix some of the surrounding coal, close the viewport and turn the blower on while keeping the ashing off.
The first few times i tried lighting it from the bottom with a giant map bottle and firestarter wood logs it was taking forever and made a smokey mess.