Coal Mice

Coal Mice

PostBy: Guest On: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:50 pm

Where can someone get the old fashioned coal starters? We used to call them mice.

PostBy: em On: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:20 pm

Hi there, I am not sure what you are talking about but I use these things called starter bags. They are some sort of easy burning substance wrapped amongst shredded newspaper and all is packed inside a small lunch type brown bag. I simply place it in the fire box inside furnace and light. Before I know it I have a terrific fire going. I purchase them at the local hardware store (coles hardware) and usually pay 3 bags for 1.00 if they are on sale otherwise they are 2 for 1.00.

Coal starters

PostBy: Joseph On: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:36 pm

I use Walmart brand match-light charcoal (for charcoal grill) to get my coal stove going and they work great.

PostBy: SenecaFallsNY On: Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:20 pm

I get "mice" from my coal dealer. They are little square boxes with a wick. They make it very easy to start a fire, but they cost about $1.00 each. I'm going to try out the match-light carcoal which I expect would be cheaper. Thanks for the tip!
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Kast Console II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

coal mice

PostBy: peggy On: Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:38 am

we just got our stove and let me tell you the coal mice beat charcoal hands down. I have used the charcoal and it was an arduous process the coal mice you place, light and let 'er go

PostBy: Rich On: Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:10 am

Most Coal dealers carry the "mice" with the wick..they are also available at Agway stores

PostBy: jp On: Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:06 am

I use my propane torch to light rice coal,
It takes less than a min to ignite, I believe larger pieces would ligt fairly easy.
Wenh I was a kid one of my daily choers was to cut kineling for the
coal stove. We burned chunks as big as footballs in that beast.