September 2013 After pulling the fire out, We have been using a wick dipped in oil, lighting the wick, putting it in the firebox and re-opening the oil valve. Then dropping the wick on the ground and putting the fire out with our boots. A very time consuming process. The firepan has a provision for a sparkplug ignition system, but I never had a way to make the spark. A friend of Bill's, "Chaz" heard about this and gave me a buzz box from a Fairmont speeder! I have sparks!