The way this winter has been going, I'm so glad I ordered an extra ton last year. Plus, hooking up that mano gauge helped to reduce my coal usage.
Another plus is that with the ridiculously high price of pro-pain for the gas stove, being able to do all the cooking with the range makes using coal all the better.
Not happy about the lingering cold weather and added to that, . . . Wilson cast up some firebox brick liners for my range. They arrived yesterday and it looks like it's gonna be a while to see how they fit !