Had a doctors visit today & he told me to skip the coal furnace until at least Feb. so I guess I'll do one better & skip this year all together. It will make the wife & myself appreciate it all that much more next year.
I may buy a ton just incase but I'll try to hold true to my word, in any event I'll ask what people think about what I was going to try this year. I bought a big box of sparklers from Sam's Club after the 4th of July & was going to try using maybe one of the small boxes inside (maybe 10 or 12) cut off the excess wire & bury all but one in the rice coal, light the last one & use it to bury & light the bunch then turn the air on & see how it lights. I figured (if it works) it would be cheap & easy.