I've been burning anthracite in a rayburn nouvelle range, and it is certainly good at burning for a long time. But how do I get it to run nice and hot -- at the moment the firebox is full of the stuff, spinwheel at 3 turns, has been all day, and the oven is at 150C. What am I doing wrong?
Had much better luck with polish coal, with easiflame union nuggests and also with a mixture of wood blocks and peat briquettes. Easily got the oven up to 250 with those. But none of those things are as cheap or longburning as anthracite.
Is there any fuel I could mix in there (a wood block or two? some easiflame?) to give it some oomph?
Thanks a lot!