What is the best way to light pellets without the ignitor working?

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TimfromMA

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Mar 6, 2014
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Match.
 

bogieb

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Oct 31, 2014
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Peterfield

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Dec 12, 2013
1,392
New Hampshire
Starting gel works great. Actually faster than waiting for the ignitor to do its thing.
 

MadMax31

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Jan 2, 2015
175
Pittstown NY
I have a hand-held clicker torch, propane/mapp. Just pull trigger and aim then flame. Im inpatient when starting Lignetics.
 

Phoenix Hatchling

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Dec 26, 2012
713
New Fairfield, CT
Try rubbing two tiny little sticks together?
 

Phoenix Hatchling

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Dec 26, 2012
713
New Fairfield, CT
Build a tiny pellet teepee fire and add pellets one by one as it grows?
 

Bioburner

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Aug 4, 2012
7,317
West central Mn
Self igniting torch and shove into a moderate pile of pellets with the stove on and usually can have a good walnut size amount of pellets glowing good that will easily catch when the door is closed in under a minute. Corn stoves have another added starting procedure or two.
Half cup or so of pellets just wetted with alcohol in a cold stove will work too. Liquid accelerants in a warm-hot stove is a big no no.
 
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Don2222

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Feb 1, 2010
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Salem NH
Hand Sanitizer works very well. It has alcohol in it and flammable warnings. :)
 

TimfromMA

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You will discover that replacing your igniter will be alot easier and alot less aggravating.
 
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stevemartin

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Dec 11, 2013
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Hagerstown, MD
I'm in the same boat this year and I decided to go with the hand held torch method. After I serviced the stove last week, I tried it and was very impressed by how fast it works. No more checking the stove every few minutes to see if the pellets lit yet.
 
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m159267

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Mar 12, 2009
201
East-Central MO
I'm in the same boat this year and I decided to go with the hand held torch method. After I serviced the stove last week, I tried it and was very impressed by how fast it works. No more checking the stove every few minutes to see if the pellets lit yet.
+1 -- Torch works great...
 
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Pete Zahria

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Jan 6, 2014
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Torch works really well. My choice.
But everyone doesn't have one, and they are pricey.
The gel stuff works good too. I think the tip is to let it soak
in a few minutes. If you light it right quick, it will just burn off the surface
of the pellets...
Best to put some pellets in, then gel, then more pellets..
 

mik_kane

Feeling the Heat
Dec 14, 2012
274
NEPA Poconos
90% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL is the best and cheapest way to start your pellet stove. Take a handful of pellets put it in a small plastic cup, pour some alcohol into the cup to coat the pellets wait about a minute then pour the pellets into the burn pot, light it and you are done.

I have been using this method for 2 years with no complaints.
 

ronzer

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Aug 8, 2015
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Kingman
90% ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL is the best and cheapest way to start your pellet stove. Take a handful of pellets put it in a small plastic cup, pour some alcohol into the cup to coat the pellets wait about a minute then pour the pellets into the burn pot, light it and you are done.

I have been using this method for 2 years with no complaints.
I might try doing it this way, Thanks
 

Mark_ms

Feeling the Heat
Jan 28, 2008
344
Upstate NY on VT Border
I use lamp oil, like alcohol soak a few for a couple of minutes then light.
A quart almost lasts me a whole season
 
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