Well, here we are, back again for another coal heating season. (This is our 3rd, so maybe we're not so "Newbie" now, LOL!) Hello again to all and hope everything is going well! Hubby just fired up the Hyfire II a week ago and it's chugging along nicely, no problems. We just love our Hyfire II!!! Hubby built a second coal bin during the summer, too, so we can now store about 6 tons of rice. The new coal bin is built higher up than the "old" one, (our land has a retaining wall with a higher section) and the bins are attached at the back. They are open to each other, so when the new bin is filled, the coal just flows through the back and down into the "old" bin, and when that's full, the new bin then fills up. The new bin can be loaded from 15 feet away, which allows us to get our coal from other sellers besides People's, too! He also did a modification to the front of the "old" bin, made a trough, which fills up with coal, then he can stand the bucket on the ground and making it so much easier to fill the bucket with coal. I was going to post some pics, but the camera battery is dead. Once it's charged up, I'll take a few shots. EDIT: Pics are posted further down.
This year we ordered 5 ton of Jedo from Kresge. We tried some Jedo last year and it burned so much cleaner, with so much less waste, than People's product. Hope it's the same this year! We've got about 5-1/2 ton, so we should be set for the winter! Bring it on!