Find out what Mumsnet users thought of Echo by Lloyd’s Pharmacy, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Browse more videos. This is your combustion chamber. Change your firelighters. It sometimes used to take me a few goes, but you had to have the paper good and tight so it didn't burn away too quickly. Light it first time and you demonstrate that you have mastered fire. Some work better than others. on Introduction. GentleOtter-do you use baler twine? Look, I'm going to get shot for saying this but if you are really stuck, plastic wrapping or screwed up carrier bags burn really well. How To Light A Coal Fire Using Homefire Ovals, Kindling and Firelighters. Just add five coals at a time, wait a few minutes until they catch then add a few more until the fire is really going then you can put say half a bucket on. 9 years ago Can you tell if someone is privately educated? Step 1: Use chips Use your favorite potato chips as a fire starter. Is it an anthracite type of coal? There was a time when shovelling coal into fires (boiler-fires) was a full-time job for a lot of fellas. The video below will take you through the surprisingly simple steps to light your coal fire. Keep the draft control fully open till a hot fire … You need to lay it on the paper though so the whole thing burns - not just light the wick. Should get going a treat. Rake the remains of the last fire such that ash falls through the grate and pick-off the cinders for re-use. Vent open 1/2 way - only know baxi type fires. Get your kindling and fuel ready. Sign up. 2. Another couple of small logs on top and only when it's all going put coal on. LightAfter it's been burning for at least 5 mins, put some more kindling on. Thanks for writing this guide. Not enough and you risk having to start again. Step 6 - Wait. Add small pieces of hardwood when fire is burning hot. The paper should cover your grate, but with plenty of space to allow air-flow. newspaper, kindling and firelightersmake sure plenty of oxygen can get through and under and round. That is cheap-newsprint as you find in "news"papers rather than glossy magazine-print. How To Light A Coal Fire Using Homefire Ovals, Kindling and Firelighters. There were piles of it left when an old man rented part of the big shed for his cattle and he used to wrap his bales in twine. Then place some more coal on top of the lighted kindling. In fact any sort of fat. Maintenance. This video shows you how to light a long lasting, powerful fire in your fireplace using newspaper and kindling to get it started. Also milk cartons are good - must be something about that sort of plastic. You can also use solid firestarters as tinder. what am i doing wrong?? I admit though, that I was building it in a furnace, I wanted it hot fast to warm up the house, I wanted it to NOT go out when I put on the coal cause it's harder to build it up again after you have the coal on.No one ever taught me though, I just learned it from watching others, so I had no finesse. The smokeless stuff (called Roomheat I think) is really difficult to light but once going it glows for longer than standard coal. Not very green but if you are desperate! I found out to my cost yesterday morning that it wasn't possible to start a coal fire without kindling. Not necessarily. Instructions. Once your fire is lit poke it gently to release ash and break-up coals that may have stuck together through tar production. Safety First. Council house advice MIL can’t afford rent. Reply Start with dry, unfinished paper. Posted 9 years ago we live in a smokeless zone so we bought a load of excel coals. I've seen plenty of people fail to light coal efficiently and the same applies to other fires. Don't pack your paper into hard nuggets, but do have them roughly spherical. i meant in the bag, not on. At the kindling with a bit of coal stage. on Step 7. You can light coal without either wood or paper. Report. The secret to a great fire is to create a small combustion chamber that your fire can take hold of, and quickly grow to a high temperature. The purpose of paper is to ignite the wood (next), you need enough, but too much will clog the fire-bars and cause stack-collapse problems. I've got an ho…, Altair - a Tripod Mounted Refracting Telescope. Coal needs time to warm up, if you smother the fire with cold-coal you'll kill the lovely heat, and it will take longer to burn up. L. Ensure the fire is periodically poked in order that ash falls through the firebars. Lots if newspaper, kindling, lots, so it can burn down to nice hot embers, then put a few lumps of coal on , to much kills the fire and then more kindling. My dad always uses it to get his fire going. 9 years ago Take a firelighter stick, crumble it, and spread bits among the coals. Easy? Build a small tower with the kindling around the firelighters. ok so kindling is essential? Place coals close together on top of the kindling. please help this is driving me mad! or do you build the whole thing and light it all together? L, sorry, I was speaking of larger chunks of wood, before I put on the coal. Once these are burning well add some larger logs, always looking to place logs where it can help the fire spread to fill the grate. ... Firelighters. Log in. Ensure the fire-front is removed for maximum air-flow, ignite the paper from underneath, and in multiple places - get as much of it lit as quickly as possible, as heat will feed between ignition-points (particularly if the paper is not the dryest) If you've built this correctly all you have to do now is leave it for 30 min. Add a good layer of not too scrunched newspaper try to lay it level.Build a kindling pile … Thin will burn easily and produce heat, thick will sustain your fire and ignite the coal. Never use any kind of accelerant, such as lighter fluid, gasoline, or diesel when lighting a fire inside of the house. The video below will take you through the surprisingly simple steps to light your coal fire. Step 5 - Light the Fire. Use enough paper, it'll work. I think she had a knack for it though . Steps to light an anthracite coal fire. As a rough guide, aim for a cross-sectional area of about 1 sq inch maximum, but don't have the majority of your wood thinner than this. The first step is make sure you have a flow of air and dry materials. A more efficient way of lighting a fire The Grenadier Electric Firelighter provides a far more efficient and cleaner way to light a fire without the need to use any of the traditional firelighting methods. Build the fire. Providing you clean the fire grate regularly, you should be able to light a coal fire quickly and safely, every time you want to use it. Did you make this project? 2. I tended to use firelighters, making a little pyramid like OldLady says. You need a lot of it. there's some wood in back yard but not drywe have an open fireplace, do you build the fire with firelighters and kindling first and then add coals, and how many at a time? thanks for all tips, i managed a roaring fire yesterday and am rather pleased with myself! You are off to a bad start if you don't do this. This easy, step-by-step guide will show you how to light your multi-fuel stove in no time at all and show you how easy it is to achieve. Screwed up paper layer, firelighter in the middle, layer of sticks layer of coal. Fire is essential for survival. Hold it there as long as you can to get it going! it's a skill, that I'll say. The secret to a great fire is to create a small combustion chamber that your fire can take hold of, and quickly grow to a high temperature. Hold the newspaper across the front of the hole where the fireplace is. L, Yeah, I read through it and followed the steps to get it lit properly, and it was very successful with little issue, it was just the afterwards bit where the mother decided to smother the fire with too much coal claiming she's been burning the stuff all her life (bar the past 20-something years when she hasn't actually had a coal fire!!! Light the firelighters and wait until the kindling begins to burn. If you find your paper doesn't burn well, stuff a loose sheet under the grate and light it. we don't have a car so i was hoping to get by with stuff around the house such as cardboard boxes. Lighting a coal fire needn't be a challenge. on Step 7. 1. Feed the small pile with a few small pieces of coal and open the draught as far as possible. Bit by bit. Wait a few minutes for the wood to catch. Picture 1 shows a strategic placement of coal at the rear of the fire, the others show the subsequent burn produced. Additional Tips on Starting. The secret to a great fire is to create a small combustion chamber that your fire can take hold of, and quickly grow to a high temperature. Keep room door closed. Playing next. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Starting a Coal Fire. The kindling or charcoal only need to burn long enough for the coke to catch. Sacriledge - that is valuable stuff around here! 1916 L. nice feature in a pub are you a pub landlord? Start with dry, unfinished paper. my favorite part was chopping kindling. we had one in several of the houses we've rented over the years. What you see here is a bit more than "enough" - but it lit just fine. Lighting fires is a much less common task for the average person these days, and if you stuff it up you don't impress. Thank you for taking the time to explain so fully. Light the firelighter and put a few dry kindlers on top. that made a nice hot fire which starts the coal very easily. Also, to add a side note. 10 years ago STARTING A COAL FIRE. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 20 messages.). *maybe a massive amount of paper, stacked really high, someone show me in a video this if it can be done. Light the firelighters. Learning to light an anthracite coal fire takes time, patience, and practice. i've burned 2 boxes of firelighters, a xmas tree, a phonebook and countless boxes but the bloody coal won't burn! Then put a solid piece of firewood on top of the coals. Feed the small pile with a few small pieces of coal and open the draught as far as possible.Keep feeding small amounts of coal and the fire should 'take' in about 15 minutes.Paper chokes a fire. Start with balled paper. I have a multi-fuel stove and today I got 50KG of smokeless coal off a neighbor so I decided to use it. Although a separate wood fire is always nice to steal burning coals from. The construction should be a bit like a wooden-pallet, it is there to support the coal and ignite it as it burns. The paper should light quickly, which will then light the sticks, and in turn will generate enough sustained heat to light the coal. Once the flames are established add some small logs to the fire. Layer small pieces of wood (kindling) alternately such that you form a "raft". Use a couple of sheets of broadsheet newspaper. The video below will take you through the surprisingly simple steps to light your coal fire. This could be because the wind down the chimney was in the wrong direction, or there was not enough or too much of it, or there was not enough kindling, or the coal was damp, or it was a poor batch of coal, or for any one of a thousand and one other reasons. Within 10 to 15 minutes, your fire should be blazing. I have a coal fire at home and too light it I screw up some newspaper, Put some kindling on top (small dry strips of wood) and put a bit of coal on top. Since I'd got the materials, I thought I'd share some fire-lighting experience. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Lighting a multi-fuel stove with coal is pretty similar to light any fire, only with the addition to the wood needed to start it. If you don't have kindling lots of firelighters might do it. To be pissed off that my DM helped herself to nearly all the chocolates? How do I light my coal fire? love using an ax. is it evil to use the odd bit of plastic?I just used an old feed sack but in my defence the logs are all snowy, there is no coal left and the kindling is a bit chunky and am too tired to do anythingat moment care more about freezing environment of house than anything else. After a few minuets when the coal from the bag is burning good, I place a small amout of coal on top of the burning bagged coal. I made a coal fire with less fuss than this. Start a roaring fire with one of these simple fire starters. Open the grill at the bottom. Build a pile of coal on top of your wood-raft, don't bother much with the edges as it's likely to fall-off, but have a nice pile in the middle. Light the firelighter and put a few dry kindlers on top. The key is to get enough tinder under the kindling so that the kindling begins to burn. Screw sheets into rough balls, not too tight, but not too loose. Works about 90% of time. (It will catch from underneath.) 7 years ago Lighting a coal fire needn't be a challenge. Fill the gaps with more kindling. It's pretty good in comparison to wood as it's easier to maintain and cheap by the sounds of it. on Step 4, Three or four pieces around 3 or 4 inches in diameter - of what? it appears non-flammable. Hey, I have managed to light coal with just burning paper, however it is not an easy feat to accomplish. 4 years ago. My extended family all worked in the mines/steel industry in the last century - I was of the impression that coal had gone out of use... Crazy! I normally place a block of wood at the back of the grate, I then place maybe six pieces of smokeless coal in an oval shape, insert paper sausages or firelighters, light them. fortunately they had a grate shaker so we could shake the grate well and then add more wood or coal as required. It is German for diarrhea. Clean your fireplace. Been burning wood for years without a problem. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? This was very helpful. on Introduction, Mostly out of use, but it's a nice feature in a pub. Using Matches or a Lighter Block the wind with your back. Coal needs time, the fire will blaze nicely while there's wood and paper left, but all that cellulose-fuel needs to heat the coals enough that when it's gone the coal-fire is self-sustaining. I tried all that and still can not get the coal to light/burn. Oh no, maybe people still burn coal in their central heaters. Old ash and cinders will restrict air-flow, this makes for poor-burning. Add more coal when the fire takes hold. Ensure ash is removed from under the fire bars I use a layer of screwed up paper in between two small logs.Then a firelighter on top and a pile of small sticks or dry twigs. Light the chip with a lighter or a match and it will burn for approximately 3 minutes. Its secret lies in the powerful, concentrated heat which is directed onto the fuel by the built-in fan. I've managed to light my fire using two milk cartons and no kindling before. These are the lightweight dark lumps, not powdery un-burnable pieces of roasted shale. Easy when you know how. But once you have got it started, the idea is to keep the fire going by continuously adding new coals and occasionally poking the coals so the fire doesn’t go out. I know from experience. i put kerosene on all the coal with newspaper in clumps. Add a criss-cross of kindling on top. I would use less kindling, just enough to catch fire before the paper burns out. Lighting a coal fire is a simple process, especially when you have the right tools and the right know how! Yes, if you put too much on it does go nasty, I know. 9 years ago Step One: Prepare the … Continue reading "How to light a multi-fuel stove with coal" on Introduction, I lit my first coal fire today (I prefer wood, but there was only coal, damp, smelly, dirty coal, to hand), it certainly throws out a lot of heat, but if you put too much on, it also throws out a lot of acrid, greeny-yellow smoke, and when you have a mother like mine who insists on just chucking a bucket of coal on the fire, then the whole local area knows you're burning (or at least, steaming) coal!! Share your imaginative play tips with The LEGO Group: £200 voucher to be won. Some larger chunks of charcoal are quickly added while the air supply is on very low. Seeing as he just left it lying, where it would tangle in the chicken's feet, I made it my life mission to pick it all up and burn. Clear the fire-bars of small cinders, clear all the ash. pile it up around the edges, when it starts burning: poke and rake it into the centre gradually. ), parents eh? Just be sure to have your blower turned off when lighting. Five ways to start a fire without kindling The classic method of starting a fire – build an inverted pyramid starting with very small pieces of kindling wood and creating layers of increasing size – is all fine and dandy, assuming you have a whopping great heap of kindling at your disposal. Don't go above one layer, as the paper burns down everything on top will drop, leave it at a couple of inches, no more. We have put together some simple to follow coal fire lighting instructions below.The secret to a strong and roaring coal fire is to create a small combustion chamber which allows the fire to take hold quickly and high temperatures reach without delay. The Award winning Grenadier Electric Firelighter is guaranteed to light any solid fuel fire, including wood, coal and smokeless fuel within minutes.Without matches, paper, sticks or chemical firelighters. For the time being ensure that you leave plenty of air gaps. You can always buy some fire lighters from the garage or supermarket you light them and add some kindling and coal too it. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. The principle is to reduce the general external surface-area to a minimum, while keeping it open & crinkly and having a fairly high internal surface area. makes you feel strong. Share it with us! Reply Lighting a coal fire needn't be a challenge. If you empty your grate out then put a thin layer of coal on, one firelighter. 5 years ago | 37 views. Criss-cross the wood so that it is in some way a structure and cohesive. I love life, show me something I can feel good about. That is cheap-newsprint as you find in "news"papers rather than glossy magazine-print. You don't need firelighters if you start with newpaper knots and kindling.GentleOtter - BURN BALER TWINE!! I have been very disappointed with my fires up till now (I moved into a 'fireplaced' cottage ten days ago) but now have a huge roaring coal fire. only thing ive found to work...in my forge...i take the nurnt coke thats clumps of burnt coal off to side i made a sifter on a handle to help with this(basically giant spatula eith large holes in it) i put those to the side clean my stove like you did and then i take the burnt peices and put them in a ring then i put the new coal in center, mix in a few of the hard coke(burnt porus coal) in the center. When your paper is gone you want the wood to hold it's position rather than fall apart. Use paper and dry kindling to start the fire. Follow. It has not been unknown for some to fall in the fire along with that awful hay mesh that just happens to be there too. :S One thing to remember is to not burn wood AND coal together (as in, chucking a shovelful of coal over a burning log, or vice versa), as it can end up creating sulphuric acid which can eat away at mortar and metal in your chimney, so only burn one or the other... :), Reply I expect wax crayons would work as well. Eventually the coals will catch. You write as if they're not coal. Choose pieces that are too big and they don't get enough heat from the wood to ignite properly. Anyway I just place a thin layer of coal over the grate, place the bag on the upper center of the combustion area then just light the bag. LOL, 9 years ago then when it was burning she would put bigger chunks of coal on until it was going good. I dislike the fact I had to give instructables 7 page veiws to comment. on Step 4. not sure if it relates since this is different than an enclosed furnace, but after the little kindling I always put in three or four pieces around 3 or 4 inches in diameter, and followed THAT with the coal. When adding more coal do not tip a bucket-full on top. They learned of course. Wait a few minutes for the wood to catch. And it 'took' after about 20 minutes then you could put more coal on. You'll have difficulty lighting your fire if … Just use petrol! Choose a mixture of thick and thin. That stuff works best in a closed stove and burns at a much higher temperature.If you empty your grate out then put a thin layer of coal on, one firelighter. We use 3 balls of screwed up newspapers, put one firelighter in the middle. Be careful though as the paper quite often sets alite! Choose pieces that are roughly the same volume as a golf-ball - too small and you have durchfall and poor air-flow. 7:27. i remember watching my great-gramma light a coal fire in her old iron pot-bellied stove. Watch fullscreen. Rejected from job interview but it's been readvertised 2 months later. Light paper along front and keep fingers crossed. You absolutely need some kindling to get it started. You can't light coal with paper* the wood layer is there for the coal as the paper is there for the wood. Keep this flame going, by occasionally shifting the top piece of firewood so that it has sufficient air between it and the coals. Poo encluded.My dh would have had a cow if I used new bailer twine but bailer mesh is ok, nay, encouraged. ‘After scavenging sodden wood from the nearby bog, we had to heat it in the electric oven to dry it sufficiently to light the fire… she would use wood kindling and small sticks and put small bits of coal on top of that. Lol But seriously, don't use petrol, it doesn't end well... Flames will spit everywhere, and are likely to burn you. The very last paragraph for example. Coal produces gas and tar when heated only when it's "dried out" do you get the red-hot (or brighter) 99% carbon fire that makes coal so hot. Tinder catches fire first and burns very quickly. on Introduction, If you read it all again, you'll find that I avoid lots of smoke. About: I'm an experimentalist, a scientist and I have a tendency to do things just for the sake of doing them, or to find out what they're like. Raking and Shaking your Stove. Sometimes the fire needed help to start. I mostly wrapped the coal tightly in layers of paper and put it all on a large paper bag, also atuffedwith paper. You will, of course, need coal to put on the fire, but you’ll need to have a stock of firelight’s and dry kindling wood too. Immediately throw a generous amount of solid fuel into the fire, so it covers the kindling and firelighters. My granny had an open fire and it had screwed up paper on the bottom, 3 firelighters, half a dozen bits of kindling and then about 8 bits of coal on the top. Paper and cardboard is no substitute for sticks. Your approach should be to lift the burning coals (but I don't show this very well in the video because I'd been drinking wine and was thinking about not blocking the camera...) Lighting a coal fire needn't be a challenge. true true; lots of coal in the developed world is the smokeless coal (or at least reduced emissions from pre-processing), Reply The old buildings in my area were pretty much exclusively originally-coal-fired.E.g. Place kindling over the lighted fire in a criss cross fashion (making sure not to burn fingers :-). DP sits down and wipes his arse after a piss. Add a little at the back, or the sides, or in the centre. My mum always lit her coal fire using just newspapers (rolled up and tied into twists). Keep stuffing sheets underneath and burning them, occasionally breaking the ash up with a poker. Light the pieces of firelighter stick, and add kindling as needed until the top piece of firewood catches. If the firewood has not burned completely, then you can move it off the pile and save it for future coal-lighting use. Wait 5 minutes.THEN start putting the coal on.The trick is to get some glowing embers ready at the bottom on which the coal rests and then close the door (if using stove)and open the vent to maximum for 10 mins.Then close up and it should keep going for almost 3hrs. L, 10 years ago Pile some kindling on top. Luckily the coal man turned up with kindling so I could do it properly.To avoid having to do that again today I kept the stove filled with coal all night and came down for the first time to a nice toasty house.If you have no dry wood then you can get kindling from garages or a little bag (enough to start 2 coal fires) for 99p from Wilko. 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