LsFarm wrote:You may be surprised to find how well that Warm Morning stove burns Bituminous coal, just north of you in Maryland, over near Frostberg there are many Bit mines selling coal at ~$80/ton bulk.
The Warm Morning was designed to burn Bit coal, it has unique hollow corner firebrick that create preheated secondary air passageways, these burn off the volitiles in Bit coal, reducing or eliminating excess smoke. The lower price and shorter distance to the mines may make Bit a serious contender for your solid fuel needs.
I am interested in bit coal and I knew the WM was designed to burn bit coal but I liked the advantages to anthracite, although I did not know the flues were designed to burn the volitiles off. I need to build my coal shed first before I get the bit coal. I don't believe they sell but in bags. I was thinking of buying a much of trashcans and loading in those in my trailer and truck though. We mine bituminous coal in VA as well but that in another quest to find out where I can buy bulk bit coal in VA. I can get a truck load if I buy a massive tonnage of bit. I have two other little stoves though so it will be fun trying it all out.
I did burn bituminous in the WM already and it did very well. I will report the anthracite burning after tonight.