coal-cooker wrote:Mine tends the stove all the time. I keep the coal in buckets ready to go and can go away for a week at a time with no issues. She can now start a fire from scratch in about 10 minutes and have a full stove going in no time. But, we have been burning coal for about 22 years now. If I could only get her to cook on a coal stove then I could get rid of the propane completely.
How odd that you posted on this thread. I just returned from an overnighter for my job (BTW the weather is wonderful in Rochester this time of year).
The stoker was still burning, my wife followed my instructions on how to fill the hopper and empty the ash pan.
The hand-fired was stone cold with pieces of charcoal and coal on the cold grates. The thermostat for the oil burner was pushed up (at least I turned the power back on to it before I left).
Both stoves now burning, ash pans emptied, oil furnace is off, I can relax (finally).