Coal-burning stoves are an alternative heating option for your home. Coal-burning stoves work well as the main source of heat or as a supplement to electric and natural gas heating. Improper usage causes the coal inside the stove to burn too quickly. Keeping the coal burning in the stove all night will save you money in the long run. Each brand and model of coal-burning stove has its own specific instructions. For best results, follow the instructions in the owner’s manual of your specific stove.
Things You'll Need
- Poker rod
Open the airflow chamber before you go to bed for the night and complete the following steps to ensure the coal burns through the night.
Shake the coal-burning stove with the shaker mechanism in short, choppy strokes until bright embers appear in the burnt coal.
Fill the firebox with coal. Add enough coal so it reaches the top of the firebrick. Keeping the coal bed deep will help make the coals last longer.
Close the airflow chamber. Use a poker rod to poke the bottom of the coals. Poke from the bottom of the grate instead of from the top. This will help provide proper airflow through the coals and help the coals burn throughout the night.
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