I am looking for a source for coal around here now.
I used some of our barbeque briquettes, but they are small and fall through the gears/grate at the bottom of the firebox. Is there another plate or grate I need to hold the coal?
I really appreciate the information!
Look in the yellow pages under Coal and Coke Retail. If you let us know where you are located then the expert coal finders here will most assuredly help you.
How big is the fire pot in your stove. It is most likely designed to burn what is called, "Chestnut," sized coal. The size of the fire pot in the stove generally gives you the idea of what size you need. Chestnut or (Nut coal for short) is the most commonly used size. It is about the size of a chicken egg or a golf ball.
With coal you can have 12-16 hours of constant steady heat. After you learn how to use coal and discover how superior it is to wood, you will never look back. And you've already got a big head start because you have one of the best coal burning stoves ever designed, ready to go.