WooHoo.....supposed to hit mid 40's today and tomorrow!!
Fortunately I saw the forecast earlier this week and for a change was able to plan for a good mid-winter cleaning. I have been burning wood yesterday and last night so that I can let it burn out this morning. Then I can vacuum out all the fly ash in the stove and flue pipe and be ready to burn coal for the rest of the cold days of winter. It's been about 7 straight weeks of burning coal so the top of the baffle plate is probably thick with the ash impacting the heat transfer to the air tubes.
I don't know how all the "northerner's" on the board here stand their severe cold weather. I was ready for a little warm spell to give me a break from our cold temps which I know are much milder than they experience!