Having trouble maintaining a good sustained fire..
My coal that I have I believe my be the problem.
Its a local strip mine in Elizabeth TWP. Pa.
Size varies from Sandy ~ Street Brick.
If anyone has this style of furnace please let me know your routine..
I wood fire, lay a small bucket or two on a bed of coals..
leave ash door open for 30 minuets.
Wait till stove pipe hits 300 or so,
close ash door turn vent 1.5 turns and let go for a while..
Once she is cooking good put a couple more buckets on till 3/4 or so full making
sure to leave a hot spot, make 1 or 2 more hot spots leaving ash door open for a little bit.
Wait till good burn and temp on pipe is up.
close er up for the night..
In the morning some embers and a lot of ash and some chunks..
Shake her up some but it takes about two hours to get back to putting out good heat again..
Is it the coal, or user error??