How to Light a Rice Coal Stove

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A burning rice coal stove can provide hours of warmth and light without need for a reload or relight. Rice coal is a term used to describe small grains of anthracite coal. Anthracite coal is mostly carbon and contains very few impurities. The tiny pieces of rice coal burn efficiently to provide maximum heat with a low fuel cost. You can quickly warm up one room or an entire home with the heat from a rice coal stove.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Dry kindling
  • Matches
  • Open the stove door and the damper. Fill the storage hopper to capacity with rice coal. Sprinkle one handful each of newspaper shreds, dry kindling and rice coal on the stove grate.

  • Light the pile of kindling, paper and coal with paper or wooden matches. Turn on the convection fan to draw the smoke up the chimney if the stove has one. Add another handful of each ingredient to the fire as it begins to grow.

  • Turn off the internal fan once the flames on the grate are burning with a steady blue color. Set the thermostat on the stove to automatically release rice coal pellets from the hopper. Close the door on the coal stove.

Tips & Warnings

  • Install a carbon monoxide detector near the rice coal stove. Some stove manufacturers include one with the stove for increased product safety.
  • Lighting a coal stove when the external temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit may cause a backdraft and fill a home with smoke.

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