Shame on me... that I don't pay more attention to this wealth of information. The nepacrossroads.com really deserves a big Kudos!
I've been burning coal for two seasons thus far... pea coal, bagged, AHS S140 boiler. You can backtrack my history and pics thus far.
I am not set up for an easy drop of coal. Bagged coal, though more expensive, seems the best solution for me. If you can offer alternative thought on this... I would love to hear from you.
Presently, I am looking at summer boiler usage. I've shut the AHS down for the pat two seasons and I have an 80 gallon electric hot water heater that supports my family including my 4 children, my mom and all the showers and laundry that go with that demand... plus, I would love to add a hot water source for the above ground pool to extend the season a bit
but that is far down the list of priorities.
My question is does burning coal through the warm season make sense practically and financially and neighborly- as is does the smell of burning coal show up more significantly during warm season burning? Obviously draft becomes an issue, right? Has anyone wrestled through this dilemma before and what did you find out? If there are threads I've missed out on, please hook me up. Thanks!