DVC500 at last wrote:You can easily burn both at the same time. Burn a wood fire in your fireplace, and burn a coal fire in your coal stove.
whistlenut wrote:Keep the Ins Premium paid. Many old time houses ended up as cellar holes full of charred beams and ash.
One fuel or the other, not together. ( Assuming you mean in the same appliance...)
It is absolutely amazing at the number of idiots that buy an old house, uncover 2 or 3 unused fireplaces, and want to use the damned things again. Just say NO! Things usually aren't as they appear, so don't loose out on logic...some old timers were quite bright, please respect that.
murphyslaw wrote:I like to build a nice wood fire, throw about 5lbs of coal on top and shut it down. That way the coal is burning, and the wood is putting out heat too. the coal should be able to keep the temps high enough to prevent any creosote.