End frustration with starting a stoker stove

End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: stovepartsplus On: Sun Jul 02, 2006 11:47 pm

There is a new product out specifically for starting stokers. It is the Jesse Stoker Stove Fire Starter. Designed for use with any rice or buckwheat coal burning stove with combustion air. It is fast and easy and inexpensive.

Firestarters have long been made for wood burners but it is about time one was made for coal stokers.

One bag placed in a fresh bed of coal, light the bag, close the door and turn the stove on. For self-feeding boilers and furnaces with a bed larger than 10 inches use more than one fire starter.

Made in USA. Tested by Blaschak Coal Corp.
Patent Pending

For more info on the Jesse Stoker Stove Fire Starter contact or ask your local dealer.
stovepartsplus
 

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:56 am

Sounds like something neat! thanks for the post.

you can introduce your self here its never to late :D :)

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Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:41 pm

COAL MICE have been around a long time, any hardware store or stove store sells them.

You can also use a variety of other items (Charcoal, etc....) works great.! and a lot cheaper.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon


Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:41 pm

I buy fire starter bags at my coles hardware store. they are a brown paper bag with coal and shredded paper. Never had a problem getting my fire going. It is actually extremely easy. :D

But none the less, looks like a nice product
brckwlt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: Bratkinson On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:53 pm

Until I figured out how to light my Channing, I was thinking to "end it all" and get some dynamite! It got me that mad!

But after reading here about using cowboy charcoal and using a temporary 'dam' near the end of the chute, I can now say it's first try every time! Some cowboy coal, some rice coal, a little more cowboy coal, and about 1 minute with a hardware-store blow torch. Turn on the air and let 'er rip!
Bratkinson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:02 pm

I started making my own, with some shredded paper, some good hardwood shavings from my hand plane, some broken charcoal and put in a small brown bag and bury in the coal. !! Usually only need 1 or 2 a season.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:09 pm

Lighting a stoker

We don't need no coal rodents. Really guys and gals! It couldn't be any easier.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:56 am

WNY SAID:

"I started making my own, with some shredded paper, some good hardwood shavings from my hand plane, some broken charcoal and put in a small brown bag and bury in the coal. !! Usually only need 1 or 2 a season."

Bingo to WNY: small bag, shredded paper, cowboy coal or broken charcoal in small pieces, wrap up, put in bed of coal, put little coal on top, blow torch, start stove, happy, over and over, happy.
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: Bertski On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:47 pm

I purchased these Jessie coal starters from this company at their website posted here and I had a terrible experience. First of all it is impossible to talk to someone there. Their product is junk, you can make your own with a brown paper bag, charcoal and cut up paper. They charged me extra for PA Tax 8% instead of 6% so I tried to contact them via phone and email with no reply whatsoever ! Really pissed me off ! DON’T BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM THEY ARE RIPP-OFFS !!!!!!!
Bertski
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: End frustration with starting a stoker stove

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:57 pm

WNY wrote:I started making my own, with some shredded paper, some good hardwood shavings from my hand plane, some broken charcoal and put in a small brown bag and bury in the coal. !! Usually only need 1 or 2 a season.


use some dryer lint also
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER