Hello, I lit back up again last night as well, trying to use up most of the oil in the tank (1/8 tank left) want to move the tank to the basement this summer although burning coal is deffinently the way I'm heating next winter. Oil is still a good backup and needed if it gets really cold.
I had the coal stove up and running hot in about 20 min. with just some kinddling and news paper! I bought a ton of coal in Feb. and have a couple trash can's still full, figure I saved at least 400 on buing the ton of coal vs. having to fill that oil tank again.
I'm just getting going this year on coal burning so I plan to build a coal bin in the basement this summer and pick up about 3 tons over a couple of weekends, if next year is like this, i'll have more than enough... famous last words