Hello, I bought an Ashley ASA7 which is also sold as a US Stove 4027. It is a hand fed stove that can burn Anthracite or Bituminous. I am planning on buying Anthracite stove coal from an outfit down the road from me. Last winter I burnt Bituminous coal that I bought from a coal yard in Escanaba,Mi for $130/ton that is used at a paper mill and it was very fine with some nut sized pieces but mostly fine powdery coal. We used an Esse Vista stove and it worked o.k.. I tried some Anthracite and had good luck.
I have about 10 face cords of seasoned dry maple and would like to ask if it a wise idea to burn dry seasoned maple and Anthracite in the same stove ?. Does this pose a hazard in my chimney?. My chimney is triple wall Selkirk Metalbestos
with a slight offset which is in the stove pipe before it goes into the triple wall pipe. I have a barometric damper and last season did fine and have cleaned out the bituminous ash so I am starting fresh again.
Thank you, John