We have quite a few people that have started burning black rocks for the first time or converted wood burners who may not be familiar with the nuances of the One Match Club.
You join the "Club" at the time of the ceremonial lite off for dedicated heating of the dwelling/work/recreational space. Not having to create fire to relite the boiler/stove/furnace after the first time keeps you in the "Club."
Any outfire after that ceremonial dedicated lite off for any reason creating the need to deliver fire, via any source be it match, lighter, propane torch, Acetl Oxy torch etc etc, to the boiler/stove/furnace will knock you out of the "Club."
Granted many will start but many will fall in the first month, yea verily, the first week. If you start your stove/furnace/boiler and then let it go out or it decides on it's own to go out for any reason including the house got too hot, sorry but your out. You have to learn to feed the unit, tend the unit, coddle the unit, idle it, ramp it up, ramp it down, clear clinkers, de-ash, operate window stats, all to protect that first ceremonial and dedicated fire. Shutdown to correct any type of equipment failure resulting from, breakdown, crack, leakage of gas, water, ash, or leakage of any other substance, will knock you out of the "Club." For the record, the best I have been able to do is be in a four match club which, alas, does not exist.
I will now proclaim and broadcast that I lit my new to me VC 2310 on Saturday 9-13-2014 for the sole purpose of supplying heat for our home to keep Momma and the cat warm to preserve my wife's good mood and keep my life happy.
Your on your honor
SOUND THE HORN, FIRE THE PISTOL, LET THE GAMES BEGIN
New Beginning Church
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