Shook her down real good and was ready to button her up for a few days. The temps are to stay mild thru Sunday. BUT, I discovered a small glow in the center. So, I left the ash door open and in about one hour I had a blazing fire going.
One thing this stuff taught me, rev the fire up, 5, even ten minutes with the ash door open if the fire is cold.... then shake it good. Shaking a cold fire is a sure way to kill it. You'll get your blazing fire in 5-10 minutes.
Stokers can idle and run right up due to there design, where as hand fired units are troublesome at low fire, and happy from the middle up. Coal is finicky, but when you learn what it wants, you'll be ecstatic.
The Baro is a saftey, for the stove and you. A small accident and your stove is junk, a big one you could be dead.