Well this year I bought a semi load of bit coal from samson wont run out.
It doesnt go nucler as fast but trying to do some thing differnt.
When i go to reload the coal i poke the coal to drop the pile down then open the ash pan door.
(I need to in order to shake it down) I then empty the pan and leave the door open to fill my pail.
Add coal then close it up dont take more than 5 10 minutes to do this.
Shut the load door and wait till it gets back up to temp (half hour or so) then close the internal damper.
The flue temp is still higher than i like but it doesnt go crazy on me like it did before.
I allso did have a stove pipe leaking air and used some furnace cement on it really helped i think.
I cant use the mpd on it becuse it will smoke up the house in time.
Ma gets cranky when that happens.
Will try a baro in time if i think that i am wasting to much coal.
buy having the internal damper close to force the exhast out through the down draft flue it is slowind down the
draft some i think.
Have yet to get above 200 to 250 stove temp to keep the house warm 72
Great coal so far time will tell.