I read something in another recent thread about coal should only have air coming from the bottom, and through it and not have air coming in from the top.
IF this is true, then please tell me why my stove Elmira Oval Cookstove) has a coal kit which includes a top vent that is added on for use with coal? The vent plate is on the front loading door.http://www.heartlandapp.com/PDF/Manuals ... artman.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
What would be the point of installing this vent? Is it just there to use to vent gasses from freshly loaded coat and you want to open the key plate?