Alternatives for Lighting Coal

Re: Alternatives for Lighting Coal

PostBy: char1300 On: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:17 pm

Store bought starter bag torn apart
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Re: Alternatives for Lighting Coal

PostBy: char1300 On: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:24 pm

Bought some supplies and got some free shredded paper
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Re: Alternatives for Lighting Coal

PostBy: char1300 On: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:27 pm

Few minutes of my time
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Re: Alternatives for Lighting Coal

PostBy: char1300 On: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:29 pm

And they work great
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Re: Alternatives for Lighting Coal

PostBy: Carbondale On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:24 pm

Use a 1500W or higher heat gun. It will light the coal in a couple minutes..Heat plus air = ignition That's all I use now. Learned it from my son who found it out by desperation. Mother of invention.
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Re: Alternatives for Lighting Coal

PostBy: char1300 On: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:16 am

I will have to try that as I would like to have multiple ways to start the fire.
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PostBy: Jeanie On: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:02 am

Cap wrote:I must be missing something! I've tried the torch, my Mapp turbo torch, no luck. I've tried charcoal lighter, I've splashed kerosine on top of the coal which was in a pine wood fire. I've lit good sized wood fires using scrap 2x4 pine. None of this ever worked.

The only method that works for me is a good old hardwood ( oak, ash, etc. ) fire burning really hot leaving red hot wood coals. I sprinkle on some coal, just a small amount at first and slowly build it up over the next hour. Shortcuts never worked! What am I missing!! I'm talking about using nut coal in a hand fired unit.



Same here. Good ole wood first then add coal to the hot embers. Nut coal and stove coal. I use the fire starters to get it going.
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