So i picked up a couple bags of Stove size coal and a bag of nut size. Today i tried to get a fire going and not really having any luck, I used some Cowboy charcoal got that going then added some of the nut around and on top of that. took forever just to get that going, once that was going i added the stove size coal. I can get it going but not getting much heat out of it and it seems to just burn in the middle and not work it's way out. I have the draft all the way open and have the ash pan pulled out a little also, I never had an issue with wood. At this point i'm allready thinking i'm going to end up having to burn oil
. My insert is a slammer and has no stainless liner. any ideas?