I saw the demo run around 5 times while at the open house on Saturday, it never pushed any new coal off the grate as long as there was ash from a previous fire.
C'mon guys finish up the final little details and get some of these baby's ready to ship. My wife is waiting for one! She is very happy to hear about not having to light the fire manually.
With the set and forget nature of the Coaltrol we now have the complete picture to make coal burning truly easy. Now if I can just finish up the automatic coal load and ash removal it will be a true "girlie man" operation!