About: Set and light a Coal Fire Solid Fuel Stove Woodstove etc
I’ve got two Victorian coal fires that I have had restored and are in full working order - I use the Grenadier electric fire lighter - no paper, wood, chemical fire lighters or matches - love a coal fire, just need to keep it as easy as possible.
Is that bitumenous coal? You're risking an explosion if it is.
Getting a multi fuel burning stove fitted next month and a lot of stuff I'm reading online is people all saying different stuff. Can I burn normal house coal? Just I like the flame it gives off better but online it says you could get a flash explosion? I've never heard of this before. So was thinking of using smokeless coal and putting logs on top, then it says online not to do this because the wood and coal mixed together will damage the flue? Is this true or a lot of rubbish from tree huggers or what?
I meant the fireplace yes. How do you light coal as supposed to wood then?
Is this specifically designed for coal?
This is brilliant... thank you! Not had a coal fire since I was a small lad, used logs the past few years...but have a multi fuel stove now and just couldn't figure out how to light it with smokeless coal.... will have a go tonight...
Yes I use alot less coal to wood. Will I be OK using smokeless Coal with the wood baffle?
OK so if I burn mainly wood with a bit of coal or smokeless I will be better with the wood baffle?
I've heard that burning normal housecoal warps your stove and can crack your baffle plate. Is this correct?
Do you have a video on what to do with the dials in the airing cupboard near pump? My radiators don’t stay or grow hotter?
Did you get my email?
Will send one when next at the stove. Will be tomorrow probably
Thanks for the advice. But mine is one single piece and only has 2 prongs at the bottom spaced apart. How does this particular one fit?
Thanks for the advice. Mine is the baffle at the back and only have 1 that goes in. I will be using wood and Coal. How do I put this baffle plate on?
Very good video. Will use these ideas for my stove. You know the back metal baffle. Where do you put it if you have removed it?
Very informative and helpful , thanks
Ahh the old Parkray, I had the exact same fire, we got Natural Gas in our village and we took it out for easier heating, big mistake, house has never had the same heat as it did with anthracite.
Hi don't suppose you know the make and model of this fire? My daughter just bought a house with this fitted and trying to find more info please
Kindling not kindlers. Also paper, firelighter then kindling and coal will light 100% of the time. With smokeless too etc. Also you need to change the left glass panel. That's dangerous!
How easy is it to cut coal lumps into smaller pieces? How? I found some
place selling 'smokeless ovals' so wondered about cutting them up.