Lighting a stoker

Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:52 pm

coalkirk wrote:I've used just about every method known to light my stoker over the last few years. Without a doubt, the best and easiest method is cowboy or lump charcoal. Make a nice pile on the grate, hit with a propane or maap gas torch for about 20 seconds, then close the door and turn on the blower. Works great every time.


The only problem I have is about 5 years ago my friend always used Bernzomatic Propane Torch to light his wood pellet stove. Well one way something happened and the tank broke and the gas blow up in his face. He has lots of burns on his face and hands. Plus they think he breather some of this and burned his throat. Afterwards the tank had a crack in it, but no one knows what happen. But this blow the walls off the roof in his trailer and the door that opened in was blow out. We rebuilt the trailer and now he has a auto lighting stove.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6 (New in April 2014)
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:09 pm

What about an Brinkmann Electric Charcoal Starter?
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: tinmanKC10 On: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:25 am

I have a Keystoker KC10 Boiler and have always struggled to light my fire. One of my biggest problem is my starter fire slides off the grates. I've tried several methods of starters with no success.
Any keystoker boiler guys have a tip for starting a fire on grates?

James
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: PRengert On: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:29 am

A couple of fire bricks on the grate will do it.
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