It has been a while since I last posted.
This is my first year burning my Leisure Line Pocono, and 'all in all' it is going very well.
What I have noticed is, that coal from different mines can be very different.
I got some coal at Jeddo Coal, near the LL store in Drums PA, and "by golly" that stuff burns hot!
I call it the "scarry hot coal"
Then I got some coal from Popels Coal, just off the Pittston Bypass, near Scranton, and that stuff burns ok, but certainly not "scarry hot"
What I mean by "scarry hot" is a really bright fire with flames that are more than a few inches high, more close to a foot high, and a hot metal smell, comming off the stove.
So, the only real visual difference between them, is that the Jeddo Coal pieces are slightly smaller in size on average, and perhaps a little more shiny.
So, is it that smaller coal burns hotter in a LL Stoker?, or does the Jeddo mine just have better coal?...or both?
I would be interested in hearing what you all think.