Little Brown Bagged Fire Starters Still Available?

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Post Wed. May. 12, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi, question for LL guys - when we bought our Hyfire II, it came with a batch of those little brown-bagged fire starters. Are they still available? How do we get some more? Thanks!


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Post Wed. May. 12, 2010 8:50 pm

If you have an Ace Hardware store near you who sells coal, they usually have them.

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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 6:33 am

Thanks Mozz, that's good to know. I'll call the ACE stores near me today to check.

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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 6:56 am

You may not need them. Search the forum and you will see many alternate methods for starting coal fires.

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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 12:57 pm

matchlight charcoal (broken up, a few wood shavings, etc...) you can make your own.!!

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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 1:14 pm

WNY,you've got way to much time on your hands--I put a whole bag 13.5 lb of self light in & light it,let it get a good bed of red hot coals--then slowley load the Hitzer 50-93 up--good for the season---1 match last winter---whole thing took about 45 minutes for a 6 goin on 7 month burn

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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 5:06 pm

If you are still looking for the starters try searching google - Coal Mice for sale -

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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 7:16 pm

I got a stoker, so you don't have much room on the plate, only for about 2-3 broken up pieces...but usually lights the first time!


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Post Thu. May. 13, 2010 8:32 pm

AAHHHHH,now I get it :) ---This Hitzer is like a cave in there :lol:

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Post Fri. May. 14, 2010 4:19 pm

Well, my Hyfire II is like Dave's Hyfire I, not like a cave in there, :lol: !

My husband tried using wood, pieces of firestarter log (that fireplace fires are started with) and I forget what else. He could not get it to light. Now it seems that the weather is warmer again, so we're leaving the stove unlit. Now he will have some time to investigate and perfect his coal fire starting technique! :lol:

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Post Fri. May. 14, 2010 4:20 pm

wlape3 wrote:You may not need them. Search the forum and you will see many alternate methods for starting coal fires.
I had done a search, but had to cut it short. Nothing really turned up while I WAS looking, though. Guess I need to devote more time to the search.

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Post Fri. May. 14, 2010 4:57 pm

For my stoker I always used match light, briquettes and my propane torch to get her going.

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Post Fri. May. 14, 2010 9:58 pm

I had some of the bags to try, yes they are nice but I hate the smell. I like the charcoal with lighter fluid approach, smells like dinner on the bar-be-Q

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Post Sat. May. 15, 2010 5:47 pm

Pocono Newbies wrote:Hi, question for LL guys - when we bought our Hyfire II, it came with a batch of those little brown-bagged fire starters. Are they still available? How do we get some more? Thanks!
Our dealers normally carry them . Just ask for starter bags . Dave

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Post Sun. May. 16, 2010 6:06 am

Hi Dave. We got them at the Drums location when we bought the stove, the closest place to us. At the time, Karen had told us that we could order them and they'd be mailed to us. Wondering if that still applies? Drums is quite a distance away from where we are for us to drive to buy these things. (I think it was close to a 2 hr. drive, or maybe 1 hr. 45 mins.).

BTW, love the stove. It cost us about $625 to heat our house this year, and we still have to make some adjustments that will increase the effeciency. That is less than the cost of one propane fillup, and we usually needed 3 propane fillups per heating season. Our last 500 gal. tank fillup ran us over $700, I think it was around $765.


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