The mantle decorations are for Mardi Gras
About 30-35 years ago we had a gentleman come from Ohio (not sure of state), and convert our existing fireplace to a Rumford with a gas lighter.
The attached photo shows ...
I remember you. I was the guy from Ohio who came down to "Rumfordize" your fireplace. My company at that time was Flue Works and, of course, I don't have any reliable records. But anyway, great to hear from you.....
So send me a picture of your Rumford and let me know how you like it now after 35 years. That was my first trip to Louisiana and to New Orleans. I remember you and the trip fondly.
Burning Coal in Louisiana
More about burning with coal
Since we started using the tipi with no grate our smoke problems have disappeared.
In reference to the use of bituminous coal the following seems to be the best procedure. We do not use a grate as this seems to create smoking issues.
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