our power was out friday afternoon when we got home from work,
not sure why. but the stove was cold and the fire was out!
i used my last starting mouse when i checked my vent pipe
3 weeks ago, so i had to learn the old fashioned way to restart
the Channing. took me a couple tries, and too much time compared
to the mice! ended up making a dam, then using some small pieces of
wood, and a few chunks of lump charcoal, and that did the trick.
once that got going, spooned on some rice coal, a little at a time until
it was going good then removed my dam. reminded me of my
harman Mark III days!
my propane torch doesn't work properly, and i only get a flame
but no oomph with it, so it was a challenge.