COAL MOUSE FAILURE

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:11 am

SMITTY wrote:Cowboy Charcoal. Problem solved. ;)


I'll throw my vote for this. I use enough to cover the grates then put coal on top.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: Greyhound On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:31 am

Ditto for the Cowboy Charcoal. I have been using it for a few years now. I have one of those charcoal starters for the grill. Couple of sheets of newspaper underneath and about a half of the container of charcoal. I light it outside and when it gets going good, dump in on the grate with coal around it, turn on the blower and it is good to go.

Rick
Greyhound
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Lenox Oil HA, Heat Pump

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:42 am

coalkirk wrote:Make a starter out of an old can. Here's a picture. It's the same idea as the charcoal starters for grills. Newspaper in the bottom, small pieces of dry wood (or cowboy charcoal) in the top. Set it on the grate and light it with the combustion fan on. Within a minute, add some coal on top and it will take right off.
can starter.jpg


coalkirk wins my vote... this is an idea born from some of the greatest coal burners in history using an old flue pipe or coffee can or whatever. Its a concept that works so well its been written into many books and many user manuals of coal stoves over the years and the best part is that its "Free" (Free is a good price! and is in keeping with our whole purpose of using coal stoves).
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:28 am

Thanks for the vote. This was something that some else on the forum suggested a year or so ago. I'm not very creative with new ideas and methods. But when I see one that's a winner, I don't forget it. This creates such an intense fire it looks like a rocket engine. Lights the coal in a jiffy.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:07 am

It depends on the size of the coal you are trying to ignite.
My DVC-500 uses Rice, and that gets going with a small pile of wood pellets on the grates, with a little gel-starter or diesel thrown on top. It starts every time.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:25 pm

modell79 wrote:I would think that a propane torch would be enough to start it. I live in ny i think sparklers are illegal.



Oh yea you are from up there. Sorry.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:10 am

I love the starter bags Jerry sells at the Leisure Line store in Drums, Pa. But what exactly is Cowboy Charcoal? :gee:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:26 pm

Joeski wrote:I love the starter bags Jerry sells at the Leisure Line store in Drums, Pa. But what exactly is Cowboy Charcoal? :gee:


It's chacoal made from burning cowboys. :lol: Nah, it's also called lump charcoal. It's made from hardwood pieces rather than formed briquets.
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Looks like this. Most hardware stores carry it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:07 pm

I was gonna say .. it's charcoal cowboys make out of burnt tires .. while drinking keg beer! toothy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: shanedoe On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:19 pm

New to site and burning coal. Mouse's are 4for 4 starting my koker. For $1.50 tough to beat. Light fuse,shut door, plug stove in, easy as lighting a candle.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker

Re: COAL MOUSE FAILURE

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:56 pm

coalkirk wrote:
Joeski wrote:I love the starter bags Jerry sells at the Leisure Line store in Drums, Pa. But what exactly is Cowboy Charcoal? :gee:


It's chacoal made from burning cowboys. :lol: Nah, it's also called lump charcoal. It's made from hardwood pieces rather than formed briquets.
lump charcoal.jpg


Looks like this. Most hardware stores carry it.

Thank you coalkirk. I'll have to try that when my starter bags are gone.
Joeski
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna