HELP! Hi all, first post, first time trying to light coal in the stove. Previously burned wood in it, now trying coal. My Harman seems to be fit for nut coal so just went out and got a few bags. Did the kindling fire, embers would not light it. Burned kingsford in it next, it seems to be lit and red, no nut coal is flaming, some might be red though but it's hard to say what's what. The stove won't break 150 degrees! The bottom door is open for 1.5 hrs, I've added more, it crackles a lot... that's about it.
If coal burns hotter than wood I see no evidence, here's what I have in the stove now after 1.5 hrs...http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/5110/p00822.jpg
So, lighter fluid? Gas? Thermite!??? At this point I'm leaning toward the thermite as it hits about 2000 degrees, but maybe you kind folks have better ideas?!