Slogo wrote:Ordered a Hitzer 503 insert in June and am hoping for delivery shortly. I have been reading this forum for several weeks and I cannot tell you how helpful it has been. My dilemma is, what size coal I should buy to burn in the insert. I know that pea coal burns slower and does not generate as much heat as nut. It would seem to me with my newbie knowledge that pea would be good in the spring and fall and that nut would be better during the real coal months. I also have some concerns with nut having more problems with the shaker and jamming. I have been calling around to the dealers locally and everyone only carries Reading coal which has the reputation of not being of the highest quality and could cause more jams with nut.
So my question to all of you is should I stick with just pea or nut, or should I get 1 ton of pea and 2 tons of nut? Will be buying either bagged or bulk bag by the ton.
Thanks to everyone
You will have more Problem with Pea Jamming or falling threw the grates Try Nut first you can control the burn rate with
your air adjustment & having your baro set up correct That is how you control your heat output on any Hand fed stove or insert with a stoker stove it would feed Rate & Air every ones setup is different ones setup my not work for someones
else you will have to see how your's work try Nut first then try Pea or mix both there is a lerning curve with burning Anthracite coal or any coal once you have figured it out you will be a master at it good luck