jpen1 wrote:There are lots of threads on here about the extreme wetness of blashack coal eating out every brand of stoves' hopper. You may also have a low draft issue which will make the situation even worse . many on here have gone as far a sliting the bags slightly before use so the coal can drain. Bottom line it is the extremely wet coal causing the issue. Also you need to clean the stove and hopper with baking soda water , then oil the stove and hopper for summer storage. Also the flue should be disconnected for summer as well
jpen1 may have a point about the low draft issue, do you have any water or moisture on the coal bin lid when you lift it to add coal? I'am on vacation this week and have been playing around with the stove, i cut my draft back some the other day just to see if the stove would burn any better ( Played with the baro- dampner ) and i lifted my lid to add more coal to the hopper and lots of water ( probaly moisture ) came off the lid. Never had that before, so i put the draft back up and havent had that happen again. Just a thought.