yeah, that was when I was heating the entire 1600 sqft drafty basement.
I've managed to partition the basement into half and I am living in the half that is the least drafty.
Now that im only heating 800 sqft Ive been running the Hitzer as low as possible. Even then it keeps the room at 80 which is too warm for me.
So.. I'm running it with front damper and back draft door shut up tight to make it idel as low as possible.
Still - im getting only 20 hr. from a 30# hopper. My guesses so far have been:
1) maybe its cuase im using nut which lets more aitr flow thru the coal
2) maybe my ash pan door seal is leaky.
Anyway, I was hoping that the anthracite forensics can decipher clues left in the ash to tell me if there is some other factor at play.
I'm jealous of the 110 hr burn guy and I wanna beat his record!