coldcoal wrote:Hey folks! Hope you all had a good spring/summer/fall! Figured I'd say hello and wish all here a happy holiday season. Went back to wood this year for heat. All issues with keeping it going for a week straight, higher prices over coals ever further rising, etc. All that aside the biggest reason was every room in the house being covered with gray fine ash! I mean on every surface upstairs, appliances, etc. Shot dvd player downstairs as surely filled with ash, just no getting around this issue. Good to smell wood burning again as well, much nicer.
So sure I gave it a year, not for me, is what it is. You were all great in helping a noob though, so all my best to the community!
Sorry it didn't work out for you. Were you dumping the ashes in the house or basement? At least your stove can be re-purposed and used as a wood burner. Enjoy the holidays and keep your chimney clean.
coalkirk wrote: But what you describe only comes from careless handling of ash.
I agree. I sold a coal stove to a friend that said it filled his house with dust. Another friend has a coal stove in his living room and loves it. The difference is how they handle the ashes. One of them carefully takes the pan outside and dumps it in the woods, the other would dump the pan into a ash can in his basement. I bet you can guess which one had the dusty house.