M1KEMASS wrote:I got a bad bag of coal, but I decided to try it anyway - against my better judgement. My stove uses pea coal, and there was "coal sand" at the bottom of the bag. Anyway, the fire went out in about 20 minutes and after a few hours of it cooling down - I cleaned the stove out. Now when I try to light the starter fire - all the smoke comes into the house. I guess I'll have to disconnect the stove and see what's going on. Does anyone have any ideas?
Anthracite coal should not give off any smoke are you sure that bag of coal is Anthracite Or could it be Bituminous coal
soft coal will throw off alot of smoke when it starts to burn Plus you need some over the top air to burn Bit coal
and being you said the fire went out right after you put the coal on that makes me think it could be bit coal