I guess my anthrastat is a little out of calibration...I was getting about a 3/4 bushel basket of ashes in a 24 hr. period(anthrastat set @ 140) bumped it down to 115 for the last 24 hrs. and still have full burn pot , fire hasnt gone out and I'm using alot less coal.(ive gone thru about 6 ton this winter) Another thing to add to the 'to do' list when I shut her down for a couple of weeks. BTW I so enjoy opening my gas bill every month and laughing my a** off...last bill we used a whole 4 ccf, not bad for a household of 7!!!
anyone contemplating one of these beasts DONT WAIT your throwing money right in the gas co. lap.