SMITTY wrote:Sounds like your pulling too much draft. The coal is all burned, ashed up, & done.
There were a lot of coals left.. only maybe 1/4 were burned up this morning.. I think its just the fire had died from not enough air to the firebox, only coals in like a 4-5 inch circle in the middle were still lit. I ended up restarting the coals after cleaning out the firebox and staring with some small amount of wood and news paper. Its now still burning all the old coal I started with about 24 hours ago, maybe additional 1/8th has burned up since this morning since re-adjusting the air intake. Seems to me like this stove will use about 40 lbs every two days or so. My wife picked up a couple of those magnetic thermometers from the local stove shop. I am still trying got get the hang of the temp of the stove and how many turns of the air inlet dial is needed for a certain stove temp. 2x of the dial gives me constant 300 degrees on the stove. 2.5 gives 400 degrees. I had the dial open only half a turn before bed maybe that why it died like it did. Its been in the mid 30's here during the day and mid 20's at night. I have an old house that has no insulation in the walls or floors, I put R-60 fiberglass in the attic a few years after I moved in, as well as plastic on the windows and caulking the quarter rounds on the floor boards. It doesn't take much to heat up this 1800sqft of space. Its about 75f in the house now!