How much coal in my lcc

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Post By: joeshek » Sun. Feb. 04, 2018 6:56 pm

Getting ready to start my first fire in my gibraltar lcc..
I'm going to apologize before I even ask if I sound stupid. .
How much coal and how high should I keep it loaded?

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Post By: freetown fred » Sun. Feb. 04, 2018 7:08 pm

Not really familiar with the stove but SOP is to the top of the fire bricks. J, the only stupid questions are the ones we don't ask!!! :)

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Post By: oliver power » Sun. Feb. 04, 2018 7:12 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Sun. Feb. 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Not really familiar with the stove but SOP is to the top of the fire bricks. J, the only stupid questions are the ones we don't ask!!! :)
You beat me this time Fred :lol:

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Post By: joeshek » Sun. Feb. 04, 2018 7:43 pm

Thanks. . I just thought it was way to high to go
I've always just had a plug and go Alaska stoker stove
I'm new and worried..lol

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Post By: freetown fred » Sun. Feb. 04, 2018 7:59 pm

If you're tending every 12 hrs--fill her up every time.

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Post By: joeshek » Mon. Feb. 05, 2018 7:37 am

So use both banking bars and fill it up? Also do you have to fill it right up to the top of the bars or can I just use one?

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Post By: dtzackus » Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 3:22 am

Depends on how much wood you start with. I typically get a good wood fire going and depending on how much wood is left, I typically can fit 2 - 5 gallon buckets filled with nut sized coal in the LCC for the 1st burn. That next morning, I shake a little and then top it off.

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Post By: Indian rocks rich » Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 8:12 am

Matchlite charcoal works the best for starting up that is what keystoker recommends

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Post By: freetown fred » Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 8:18 am

A big +1 on the matchlight. No muss, no fuss.

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Post By: michaelanthony » Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 8:26 am

...sure wish the OP would show us pic's of his first fire!! It should be mandatory or he or she should be made to read the baro or mpd thread :o and then answer questions! :lol:

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Post By: joeshek » Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 3:11 pm

Up and running!!
Does everything look ok?
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Post By: freetown fred » Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Looks real good from here J. :)

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Post By: michaelanthony » Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 4:59 pm

Nice set up my friend. The blues would look much better about a foot higher...now fill that baby up! Looks like it could hold another bag or so ;)

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Post By: warminmn » Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 6:16 pm

I like the looks of that stove with the double windows. If you end out enjoying watching the fire like I did when i had a window stove, try some stove sized coal as it is prettier to watch.

In the "just in case" department and since your new with this, in case of an emergency overfire or other situation, the fire can be smothered with sand or ashes if you need to put it out. It shouldnt happen but that will give you something else to worry about :lol:

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Post By: joeshek » Mon. Feb. 26, 2018 8:57 pm

Thanks for all the help to get me going guys!!!!!

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