That's the thing- I'm a total newbie at this. I bought 500 pounds of cannel coal from a dealer in Patterson NJ (I lived back East then) before Y2K to burn in my fireplace (w decent sealing glass doors) as an adjunct to wood. I crafted a grate with metal rods and hardware cloth, and it worked well. Despite complaints from the neighbors because of the smell, it really improved the fire and put out some heat.
I'm back in Illinois, and I am looking for an economical way to heat my deer camp, and, if that works, to put in a coal stove in my house here in the suburbs of Chicago. I have a (cheap) Vogelsang boxwood stove, burning a mix of wood and Bit until I get my firecraft up to speed. I am currently looking around for a bargain coal stove, but am not having any luck around here.
That's the long story. Napanee-- how much do they want for anthracite? Thanks, in advance for any tips, you guys.