I am new to the Coal Stove world, I inherited a Franco Belge 10.1475, Last year I was able to operate it at the very end of winter, I was pretty happy, my utility bill was very good, however, this year, the stove seems to have retired from services, I am not sure if i should start paying it a pension or something
, nontheless, I bought a bag of pea coal, and still won't start, people say i don't have a good draft, othe people say that i need manual. At this point I am very frustrated with it. Every time i try to get it started the entire house fills with smoke, and the fire never fully starts. "JerseyCoal", I would deeply appreciate if you can get me a copy of the manual, please let me know what i need to do to get it. Also, any advice on how to get it started would be greatly appreciated.
Best Regards to all, and I am glad there is hope for new users like me !!!