Fran654 wrote:i have been burning nut in my clayton 1600 successfully for 2 seasons now . BUT i was wondering if stove size coal would make more heat ???? thank you in advance for any info Tommy
It give you more heat in the sense that the larger chunk needs more heat to light off and stay lit. And that requires air flow.
I'm burning stove coal now in my Mk I. It's fine when the weather is cold like it is now, but way too hot for early and late in the season.
I'm getting 12 hours easy out of it. More really, but I tend the stove twice a day.
Based on some threads here, I tried "capping" the stove like Lisa described. My first load of chestnut this year has a bunch of "fines" in it that I sifted out so I have a bucket of pea and smaller that I use to sprinkle two shovels full on top when I go to bed. It does cut down on air flow, but less airflow means less heat. It's not an issue at night when everyone is in bed. It's a tad chilly when I get up in the morning but not too bad and once the sun comes up, it's fine.
It does seem to cut down on use a bit so I can't complain much.