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.