mason coal burner wrote:the shaker system in the 111 and 109 are different than the others . it is a circular grate that rotates back and forth . i am heating 2700 sq ft over two floors and the stove is way off to one end . i also measure my temp on the side near the top .
Your Glenwood 111 is similar to my Star Herald in at least the grate system. They call them draw bar grates and the fork is the shaker. On my Herald, I've never had to poke up through the grates although I do have to shake allot more than my prismatic grated Glenwood Cookstove. Sometimes I've counted 100 back and forth motions before I get a nice orange glow back into the ashpan. That's the disadvantage of the drawbar type while the advantage is that you waste nothing and never spill any large pieces which is easy to do on the faster but less precise bar grates.