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Coal Dealer Tips To Get Your Coal Stove Started

Aug 26, 2008
When you talk to any coal dealer when buying the coal for your coal stove getting one lit can be quite difficult. Also to ensure that yours keeps providing heat constantly there are lots of things that you will need to do. What you will find if you don't look after your coal stove properly after lighting it will soon go out.

Below we provide just a number of tips that should hopefully help you with getting your coal stove fire started and which will ensure that it remains lit afterwards.

1. The first thing to do is lay some dry paper and kindling in your coal stove to act as the base and which you need to light and get burning well. Only once this has begun to burn well should you start to add some small pieces of hardwood to the stove.

2. During the stage when the kindling, paper and hardwood are being burnt it is important that you keep the draft control on your coal stove fully open until the fire has become well established and hot. Only when a good bed of embers has become to build up from the wood can you then start to add your coal and this should be in small amounts.

3. Always gradually add small amounts of coal to the stove until you have built up a layer of about 1 to 2 inches of well burning coal in it. Adding too much will actually make it far more difficult for the coal to ignite because not enough air is getting in to cause a draft. Plus only add more coal to a stove when the rest already in there has become well lit.

4. It is important that you fill your stove up to the highest point within it as the more coal it is burning then the far better it is going to function. However, even if your stove has lots of coal in it you don't need to keep it running at the highest temperatures, but you can turn the amount of heat it is producing by restricting the amount of air flowing into it.

5. Finally you need to remember that during the initial stages of lighting your coal stove the draft control door needs to remain fully open until the coal is well light and blue flames are being produced. But once this has happened then it can be closed slightly or altogether depending on the amount of heat you want your stove to produce and never leave fully open as it will damage the inside of the stove over time. Plus the ash pan door which will be situated at the very base of your coal stove must remain closed until you need to take it out and remove the ash that has built up in it.

As mentioned above a coal dealer will explain to you the difficulties relating to getting a coal stove lit. However, if you do keep in mind the tips we provide above then the whole process should become much easier for you in the future. Plus never light a coal stove until the outside temperature has fallen below 55 degrees Fahrenheit for a number of days as this will ensure that the chimney is then producing enough draft to help with the lighting of yours.
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