sharkman8810 wrote:I had a heck of a time yesterday to get it going hot, its like it didnt want to really fire up
Starting a coal fire in warmer weather can be time consuming but once it's going, it should blow you out of the house, if you let it.
1. You must FILL
your stove completely!! (coal is not like wood....It NEEDS
as deep a bed as you can make)..FILL IT!!
2. Even poor quality coal SHOULD burn hot. (You may have shake down problems & less heat, but you still should have heat.
I fired up the coal this weekend as a trial run and I think I didn't add enough coal to it, so it never got as hot as I hoped. The coals were burning nicely though, it just hovered around 200-300 degrees.
I used a whole 40# bag of Chestnut but took my sweet time adding it, so in my next attempt later this week I will be loading the coal much faster.