This morning around 6:30 I shook my Harman Mark III down and took the ashes out to the ash pile. I filled the stove up with coal like any other morning went out and filled my coal bucket up. I opened the ash door to let the fire catch up a little bit, it was pretty low from burning it slow over night.
I went to the kitchen got a cup of coffee and sat down on my chair beside the stove and turned the TV on. I was keeping my eye on the stove waiting for the blue flame to start. The door was open for about ten minuts all of a sudden WOOOOOF
ashes came out the ash door and it sounded like the stove blew up
. I guess gasses built up inside the stove and ignited! Needless to say the blue flame was there! Not sure what happened but don't want it to happen again. I have left the ash door open to let the fire catch up before and this has never happened before today.
Has this happened to any of you? I almost had to go and change my shorts, what a way to start my day.