I think I'll wait and see if it will burn next time. I just hate to shovel it out and start over.The piece was nice and solid (yet to be burned) and I think it just got worked down and caught in the grate when I was shaking.
Shaking on this furnace seems to be an art just like everything else to do with coal burning.
Im workin on it and I really do enjoy it.
The only coal I have found availible to me in my area is Reading. I have been having good luck with it so far.Word to the wise & note to self
. Dont be like me... Read what Richard S said above and use only fast chopping strokes when shaking.
I thought I had it figured out and shook it good and when it stuck I smacked the lever with an open hand. Thats all it took to put me back to burning wood till my parts come in.
Brute force and ignorance lead to frustration and regret