Yes, thats what I would do Posse. It would be wasting coal, and a lot of mess just to get the stove hot. To get the same results with coal; you would have to have at least half a load, and that would give you a long burning fire. So I would go with a couple of wood fires. But bring it up to temp slowly.
LDPosse wrote:I am planning to finish hooking up my new DS1500 Circulator this weekend.
I want to fire the stove a couple of times to cure the paint, while it's still warm enough to keep the window-stats open. I was thinking of just burning a few wood fires in the stove for the curing process. I feel like starting, then stopping the stove with coal is just wasting good coal. Anyone else have thoughts on this? Will the DS stove burn wood effectively enough to cure the paint?