plumber wrote:So far the easiest way Ive found is a charcoal briquette burried in the coal and a heat gun. Aim the heat gun at the briquette for five minutes, turn the fan on, and you have fire!!
Gerald Sage wrote:A very easy way is to do the following;it takes about 3 mins.Take a mid -size soup can with top and bottom out,In the bottom edge make 1 inch square or circular hole.In the top edge drill a small hole for wire coat hanger retrieval,Load your stoker as normal;shove in top of can a 1/2 inch newspaper wafer .then 1-2 inches wood chips and finally cup rice coal-shove can into rice coal -hit hole with propane torch 10-15 secs/close doors and turn on stove 1-2 mins with blower /when lit/ safely remove can/put in metal pail to cool-this works ,but safety at all times use gloves and glasses with drafts open I do not know how long soup can will last.
Geralds concept has been the staple used for generations for handfired, cowboy fires, etc. (Im sure if you could find a vintage can it would last a long time
Im not sure I would like holding a heat gun for 5 or 10 minutes in the same location
(I think China may use that as one of their torchore technics), But not a bad idea for an auto start feature if a stove Co. could integrate one of these elec. heat guns somehow and you just turn switch onto "start mode" and close doors and sit back for 10 minutes while all the sulfur gasses burn off inside the sealed stove as it self ignites