Lighting a stoker

Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: TGMC On: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:30 pm

I too am late to the party but heres my $.02 worth. my 96 year young grandfather told me this and it works. crush 2 charcoal briquekets on about 3 sheets of newspaper with some small wood kindeling and a handfull of coal. light the newspaper and let the charcoal and wood catch , then turn on the blower, should catch the coal in about 15 min or so.
good luck
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:00 pm

All these methods work but some are pretty smelly. The coal mice works best for me. It's quick and cheap - smelly too.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: coalmeister On: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:35 pm

Coal mice work best for me, lighting went from a hassle to snap
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:09 am

Is this what you guys are calling "coal mice"?


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Has anyone ever tried any of that gel fire stater?
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:10 am

Adamiscold wrote:Has anyone ever tried any of that gel fire stater?


Don't waste your money.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:38 pm

Don't waste your money.



That's what I figured since it has not been mention here.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Ed.A On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:02 am

Adamiscold wrote:Is this what you guys are calling "coal mice"?




Yup look simular, I was told that supply is low due to the manufacturer having machine troubles. At least thats what my dealer was told.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:49 pm

I ordered a box. I had tried to google them but wasn't too lucky.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Horace On: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:07 pm

If anyone is looking for mice in the Central PA (State College/Lewistown/Huntigdon etc) area, I found a place that carries the mice. They said that they would ship them, but seemed a little reluctant. I got them for $1.25. Had to try it. That was one of the coolest things that I have ever seen, and easiest way I ever lighted a stove. I thought going from paper and wood to charcoal was easy but it's nothing on the mice. My charcoal almost never makes it from one year to the next, so for me the price is pretty much the same.

If anyone is interested in the dealer, please let me know.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: bear creek burnout On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:30 pm

I just placed an order for "mice" @ <removed dead link> . Should be here just in time for the start of the heating season. Even with S/H charges it was reasonable.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:55 pm

Me too.
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:30 pm

Hey, you guys be careful or you will start a run on those "mice" and cause a shortage. :lol:
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:32 pm

Freddy will need 25 cases to go with his 48 tons of coal. He is a hoarding bastard. :)
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:42 am

Dang, I'm going to have to place an order before Freddy does or I'll be rubbing sticks together trying to lite my coal. :out:
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Re: Lighting a stoker

PostBy: morrisfamily3098 On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:21 am

my hyfire 2 lights right up with lump coal less than 12 bucks will last me all year. just fired it up 2 days ago for the first time from brand new.
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