franco b wrote:I would tend to service as always but with such a deep fire pot only fill it about 8 or 9 inches for less output.
depends mostly on how strong and steady your draft is. if you have wind or even breeze to help you could just shake it down and let it run till tonight. it would be unimaginable for you to burn up 60 - 80 #'s of anthracite in that stove in 24 hrs.
in the dead of winter i use 40#'s per 24hrs. yes, i weigh it in
i have basically the "inner stove" with out the cabinet and keep about 6" of coal in it during roller coaster weather. tend every 12 hrs. to keep it from ashing up and stalling the draft.
my bricks are just 9" tall so the most i can get in there ever is a 12" mound. in my installation it has to be -20F and below plus 20 - 30 mph wind for that. i don't even have 9" in there unless it's going to be 30F and under for an extended period.