jrn8265 wrote:How do you guys measure your coal usage?
Just assume a pail holds 40 Lbs and mark down how many pails you have used?
I first weighed a plastic 5 gallon pail on the scale, and record the bucket weight. I then fill it with coal to the top, place the bucket back on the scale, subtract the bucket weight and come up with the total. I also weigh roller pan prior to, and after I dump the coal from the bucket into it. This way I make sure everything is accurate. If any coal spills on the floor I am always sure to pick it up. I also screen my ashes for good coal, this was mostly when I first started firing the stove while I was getting used to how it reacted. Now that I am back in the groove, I have barely any salvageable coal to pick out of the ashes which is great.