Ed.A wrote:Saber 5 wrote:Anyone know of a website for a dealer who sells these "mice" you guys are talking about. Sounds like a great way to light up and I would like to give it a shot
From my own NOVICE experience....and MAJOR help on this here forum. I tried the mice, they came with my Alaska stove. Do it with dry coal, I'm sure they do great.
Start with "Dry" bundle up some readily available Chunk Charcoal, get it lit....add coal (ie: let the stoker get on) and away she goes.
I fired up my Keystoker last night after replacing the cam. I used a length of 1" wide x.040 thick stainless steel strip bent into a half moon shape, wedged by spring force, onto the end of the grate. Then I placed a handful of lump charcoal and then filled the hopper, sliding the coal down the grate up against the charcoal. 20 seconds with my propane torch on the charcoal, close the door, plug in the stove, and away she goes. For good measure, once the charcoal is well lit, I'll pour a cup of coal on top of the burning charcoal. Usually, as the stoker continues to feed coal, the stainless strip will pop loose and fall into the ash bucket for retrieval.