I'm On Fire wrote:I've dumped about 25# of fines in the stove between last night and this morning. I just keep opening the load door and putting some in a little bit at a time.
I said I'd check how much I had yesterday...
I did actually not put any coal into my box, just to see what was in there..
My box holds about 80# of coal (2 bags of Santa coal), and as mentioned,
I take the coal from the very bottom, with a flat shovel...
So I always get "some" fines/dust etc. with each shovel..
When I took the last shovel out of the box a while ago,
I'd say there was about 1/4 of a cup of dust... that's it...
I think when you take the coal from anywhere but the bottom,
you are obviously shaking the stuff up, and the fines are going to
go to the bottom eventually...
If your weather is like ours today, I think you made the correct choice
about not going in!