freetown fred wrote:Almost sounds like you are not really getting her started in the first place. I'm thinking this is where Grumpy is headed.
You may have a point there, but no, I have never heard of a starter bag, just wondering what it is. Unless it's the product Duraflame makes. But I would think there is no way to get coal going with that.
They actually talk about them in the Leisure Line manual. I buy them where I buy my coal, and always assumed they were made by Leisure Line. They're plain without markings, so that may not be the case, but I know my dealer doesn't make them. I'll ask them next time I'm there.
Best I can explain them is they're a small brown paper bag filled with mysterious substances (I've seen pieces of flare mentioned as a possible ingredient in other places) that burn very hot for about 10-15 minutes. My dealer charges 80 cents for them.
A quote directly from the manual: "Place a fire starter bag on the grate and move the coal aside so it contacts the air holes, cover it partially with coal." And a few lines later: "Light the starter bag and close the door, after four minutes throw a handful of coal onto the flames using a small shovel if there is exposed starter bag visible."