As a follow up to having to "burn nappies" I'm going to get a garden incinerator tomorrow: a metal bin with holes and a tiny chimney on top. I can't post a hyperlink for a picture because it seems to go mental with a paragraph of babble, but google "garden incinerator" for a pic of what I'm getting.
Does anyone here have experience of lighting one? Obviously it requires throwing a match in but how do I keep the fire lit and get it to burn hot. Also, how do I avoid bits of the fire (noncombustible granules for example) falling out around the place and make a mess?
Should I use coal as a fuel (excess heat won't warp the bin?) or newspaper and some twigs? Add some flammable liquid perchance? Petrol will explode and take my eyebrows off I hasten to add!
I've never used one in my life so I need to learn since I'm going to be using it weekly!