Vinmaker wrote:I was curious what you burn up there in Alaska. Anthracite comes from PA and your a bit far to truck it up there. SO I was curious of your coal. It is Sub-bit? Where is it mined? Canada or Alaska?
P.s. I had a fairly warm winter last year and had my SF-250 throttled down with filler bricks. I am hoping for a really cold snap so I can test her out. That is the reason I upgraded. I wanted a bit more BTU on the high end.
Our coal is Sub-Bit and comes from a mine up near Fairbanks about 500 miles or so from here. They bring it down on the railroad and load it onto coal ships in our harbor. Most/All goes to Southeast Asia powerplants.
I really gave my SF a test last March when I forgot the ash door for 15 minutes. I had that puppy so hot it pegged and demagnatized the thermometer, no telling how hot it actually got. The stove was screaming hot, but the flue temp was only about 250!
I was really kicking myself for that one. Luckly, no damage done to our home, and the stove is doing just fine.
I now carry a timer around my neck. It's fixed that problem.
I do envy the Anthracite you guys can get. And be careful about that cold-snap you're hoping for, you might just get it, and it might decide not to leave.