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Pocono Pete
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Joined: Tue. Nov. 18, 2008 6:58 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 111
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 111
Location: Gouldsboro,PA

Post Thu. Mar. 30, 2017 10:35 am

I have always used Blaschad in my stoker since 2008 but this year I decided to use Reading due to lower price and quick delivery. The heat output seems about the same and I have not found any major debris in the coal just small pieces of wood so far. The major difference I have found is the amount of fly ash I have had to remove from the bottom of the stove. I guess this is because of the fines in the reading I'm not sure but I think I'll go back to using Blaschak next year, also I can have the Blaschak oiled which was not available with the reading unless I wanted used hydraulic oil.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood and a little LP
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes, not 10,000

Post Thu. Mar. 30, 2017 1:57 pm

hydraulic oil, hmmm, maybe that is what I smell with the TSC Reading coal. I know its not a good odor like food oils.
I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord but I'm gonna be a diamond some day - Billy Joe Shaver

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