Thanks for the replies! One more question - with our wood stove, we needed a new gasket every year. With coal stoves, would it be the same? How would we tell if we needed new gasket(s)? Would it be better to just replace the gasket(s) yearly and be done with it? (I don't know how many there are on the Hyfire... one, two?)
I know what we'll be doing this weekend, LOL... we already received our delivery of coal, so once the stove is checked out and cleaned, we'll be good to go.