auntievintage wrote:Ahhh... then its my love of the free market that gets my goat with these old stoves? I can see that. Its true that, when left alone, the free market produces the best and allows the inferior to fall to the wayside!
Meanwhile, I "have a friend who has an old friend" who lives down the road from me who supposedly has a trailer load of these old stoves and has been sitting on them for years. He is going to set me up to go over there (hopefully this week). From what I hear, he is someone who will sit for HOURS and talk about old stoves. I am excited!
Do keep us up to date on the trailer load of stoves.
Your lined fire pot came out very well. I'd say you are the new expert in fire pot lining!
Your nut coal will burn fine in the stove, you can burn it alone, mix it in with the stove etc, in as many ways as you wish. Form your own opinion on how well it performs in your stove and report back your results... It's how we all learn. I'm frankly very lazy when it comes to doing all those things. I've tried a number of ways of doing things in the past, found what I like and now just stick to it. Simple. Unless I find a "problem" that I want to resolve, I don't experiment any more, just go with what I know and find easy to use... But I do love hearing what other folk try and what they discover...