I built my own boiler last winter and was burning wood in it and I am now trying to switch it to coal,
but I need to know how to get the coal to burn well.
what I have is a 24 inch piece of pipe that is four feet long for the burn chamber with a piece of 30 inch pipe
to form the water jacket. I put in a grate for the coal to go on and have a blower blowing under the coal but,
it still doesn't seem to burn as good as it should. I also used a piece of plate on top on the chimney as a draft control.
So my question really is how do I get the coal to burn very well.