4570FAN wrote:At this point, COAL SUCKS. Unless I can figure out my problem, I'm going back to wood. Any suggestions?
I think it's obvious that, when everyone else here is successful at heating a home of your size with coal, & the fact that you have a perfectly good coal stove & that you are a wood burner.......... new to coal, the problem is not with the coal but something you are either doing wrong or not doing in terms of your technique. We are all trying to help you find out what the problem is, but the fact is that coal burns totally differently than wood & you need to learn how to burn it correctly. If you decide to turn back to wood, that's your choice, but we are all trying to help you over the big hurtle of switching from wood to coal. Accept the FACT that coal doesn't SUCK, it burns just fine but differently than wood & if you want to learn how to burn it correctly, we are here to help.....If however, you decide to quit, there are plenty of people here I'm sure, who would be willing to buy your coal stove, it's a good one.