About: LIGHT A COAL FIRE 2 - SUPERFAST
What people didn't realise was a large hole about 6 square inches behind the gas fire was constantly open to the chimney, so when you turned it down or off the room got cold quickly so it wasn't really as efficient as electric heating or gas central heating just electricity is a lot more expensive per kwh.
Brings back memories, probably last lit a fireplace fire 1970 !! There's nothing like it and serves a sociable focal point shared with the piano at the time rather than the tv screen.
By jove;an almost wacky video- almost akin to a Public information film. Great! That sounded like an old 78rpm disc you were playing. Good to see Scottish Bluebell matches. Don't think i've saw them in a while....
An artist at work, sparking joy!
Does coal stink when it burns?
- little smoke (as the smoke bellows up the right hand side) ?!?
Loved this vid and turned out a beautiful fire. I miss our open fire so much when I was a child, although I didn't miss my duties of cleaning it out and lighting it on a freezing winters morning ;))
You have some very good fire wood
I've been lighting my coal stove fire that way for years. I have it lite in 30-40 minutes. I'm talking about 50-60 lbs. of coal. Works great
Can't beat a coal fire
I might my coal fires with a simple firestarter and 2 small pieces of wood that are about 5 inches long. That is actually the fastest way to start a coal stove! The biggest issue is the delicate balance between enough air for the wood and to much airflow that won't allow the coal to ignite. Even regular charcoal with a simple firestarter works extremely well to ignite coal. Big secret is to make the first batch of coal much smaller then place regular sized coal onto the ignited smaller coal pieces.
Yeah I agree. I like to add fuel slowly. What coal is it you use?
Like your method of adding slowly. What coal do you use?
I'm having my multi fuel stove installed in the next couple of weeks can't wait just before winter hits & love watching videos of people starting their fires.
Why do you not ever speak and turn on that shit music? As soon as you did that, I've got to go.
miss a coal fire. people may believe the apparent air pollution rep coal fires gained.. however i'd say the smog was far more likely caused by that fact every industry or anywhere with hot water heating used huge amounts of coal at one time, 1 factory probably using as much as 100 domestic coal fires use. i remember the coal fire heating the water much faster than any electric boiler, I live in Edinburgh which is now a "Smoke free City" apparently, more likely meaning they prefer u paying a fortune on a white meter storage heater and electric boiler.
please do more videos xx
Nice looking fire, because of the wood and bit coal. However if you want more heat, with less work, to go many times longer, with a cleaner burn, (no creosote), anthracite is the way to go. And for a faster, smoke free accelerator, Matchlight charcoal wins hands down. But the wood fire, does look nice. Thanks for the video. :)
With the amount of coal you added approx how long would that burn? My guess is 3-4 hours. Thanks.
Brilliant way of lighting a fire. But alas Bituminous coal is a no, no where I live, I use Anthracite coal with no smoke. But a big thanks for the interesting video.