stanpjrh wrote:I have to agree with the shovel smacking the stove and the coal flying. My wife stopped at tractor supply today and bought a feed scoop . Its bigger than the coal shovel , holds the coal better. It also has a shorter handle. Thanks for the tip on using the shovel for the ashes by the pan . I have been using the shop vac every second to third day.This stove does throw some heat.
I will vacuum out the stove from time to time if it's out completely. But since it usually isn't, the shovel is in order, I wouldn't want to set the shop vac on fire!
And yes, even my baby Mark I can produce quite a bit of heat, and eat up a lot of coal will a high burn running.