Need to make a run this weekend, and am considering trying pea in my hand fired furnace for the first time. Been burning for over 3 years now, and have only ever used nut. Heat is good, but sometimes can't shut her down far enough in the spring on those mild days...
My questions are, what time range do you guys usually switch? Think its too early yet to go to pea? I'm in NE PA for reference, near Williamsport. Usually buy from Mallard, considering DiRenzo...not sure
Also, wondering if pea may fall through my grates. Mine are the triangular style, 3 total. Have heard from some that you just need to shake less and leave a layer of ash to "hold" the smaller coal in place. That what you guys do, or a bad idea?
Thanks in advance