good evening everyone,
my stove (a mag stoker) was delivered last year on 9/8 and heated my house exceptionally well thru last winter and spring. But after taking it apart this summer for maintenance, i noticed significant rust on the body of the pusher assembly & also inside. i removed the rust and painted all the parts with high temp brush on paint. the manual says "do not use wet coal", but the coal company delivers it wet in bulk, and the 40 pound bags i bought last spring are also wet, and require quite some time to dry out in 55 gal. plastic containers.
i'd like to buy my coal now in september to let it dry out for the heating season, and my question is "how many 55 gal. drums does it take to hold 1 ton of coal, and what can i do when i turn it off next spring to stop all the rust from occuring during the off season next summer and fall.