Coal Mouse, Where to Buy?

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Post Fri. Mar. 31, 2006 5:54 pm

Where does one go to buy a coal mouse? I have done internet searches, but to no avail.

Thanks,
Mike :|
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Post Fri. Mar. 31, 2006 7:25 pm

Your local coal dealer or stove dealer.. You more then likely won't be able to buy them over the net cuase there a safety hazard.

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Post Fri. Mar. 31, 2006 8:35 pm

To tell you the truth I'm still in search of this eleusive mouse myself. Never saw one in the 15 years I've been doing this, not even in a customers house. I first heard of it here. :oops: I'm sure if I asked my uncle about it he would know exactly what you were talking about. Always used wood and always will but I wouldn't mind seeing what the hoopla is about.
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Post Fri. Mar. 31, 2006 9:13 pm

My dealer gave me two of them when I picked up my stove last fall. When I tried them they went out before they ignited the coal.

I use a small wood fire with some matchlight charcoal underneath. It works good foe me.


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Post Sat. Apr. 01, 2006 8:05 am

I'm pretty sure the items I saw at The Tractor Supply Co. store were coal mice.

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Post Sat. Apr. 01, 2006 10:12 am

I did some websearching and came up with nothing, so far.

I did find a pretty good writeup about lighting and maintaining a coal fire here:

http://hearth.com/what/coaltips.html

It even has a link back to this forum!
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Post Sat. Apr. 01, 2006 12:53 pm

Oo-v-oO wrote:
It even has a link back to this forum!


Yes, I know. Technically it goes to my coladelivery.com website. We exchanged links a few years ago.
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Post Sun. Apr. 02, 2006 10:45 pm

You can buy them direct from Alaska stove. Phone: (570)387-0260

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Post Mon. Apr. 03, 2006 1:20 pm

I use wood pellets to get the coal burning.
You could take a 16 oz soda cup full of pellets or wood chips and pour melted wax over the wood just enough to coat the pellets or wood chips.
A cheap votive candle would work as well.

Me I just use my torch to light the pellets and they in turn light the coal.
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Post Fri. Apr. 07, 2006 8:42 pm

Thanks, everyone. Alaska did have them, and they work great.

Mike :P
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Post Tue. Apr. 11, 2006 8:10 pm

Someone from Phillipsburg Pa is selling something similar to a coal mouse on Ebay. It's called a Jesse stoker starter. Do a search for coal stoves on ebay and you'll see them.

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