Stove, stove, stove….

It has been too mild of late to run the stove but this weekend has been wet and chilly so I lit it Saturday morning at 9am. It is now 9pm Sunday and it has run constantly all that time.

Saturday had it run for 8 hours without any intervention before I revived it. Sunday morning I revived it succesfully from an overnight burn. It then went 10 hours slumbering.

I have achieved revives from overnights before but then not managed to keep it running for so long into the day. It is also the first time that I have intentionally left it for so long and successfully revived it.

The only real difference is that when I lit it I put a lot of coal in. Almost a whole bucket. I have in the past been a bit conservative with this. But my approach this weekend obviously helped to set up a decent bed of coal for it to work for so long.

Of course next weekend I’ll do exactly the same and it will go out.