Fire not staying lit. Stove is an old Alaska stoker.
Tried to fire her up outside for the first burn. I put coal in the hopper, it's came down to the grate and then I used a starter kit to light it. It light up a lil and I had orange coals in the middle of the burner for a good 10 minutes, but the hot coals never caught all the other coal on fire and it went out within 25minutes. What could be my problem? The only thing I can think is that the motor that blows air up through the grates isn't producing enough air flow? I really have no clue. He help would be appreciated as I need to get this up and running as I am getting hip surgery in less than a month.