stoker-man wrote:I'm having problems because I don't want to take the 3 firebricks out that are laying over my grates for wood burning. So the fire burns in the spaces between the bricks. Since the majority of my burning is wood, I think I'll just use a shovel of coal to hold heat longer than I can with just wood and see how it works.
No coal from a company with a B ?? What about the beautiful hat I wear every day? With Santa Claus on it?
Well if you want to burn coal correctly you will have to keep the grates open so the air can come up threw the bottom of grates and threw the coal bed and fill the coal to the top of the fire bricks with coal you will get twice as much burn time
then wood and twice as much btu's build the coal bed first then throw the wood on top if you want to burn wood. As far as
the hat with Santa Claus on it . well if you like Paying that much for coal then by all means do so . But there is coal out
there that burns much hotter with less ash content and is 40 to 50 bucks cheaper by the ton
Nothing wrong with Santa
Claus coal Just to much a ton for what you get .