Weird hitzer issue

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Post By: coalmaster » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 8:07 am

You are burning a lot more coal than I am. Not suggesting you are wrong or anything, just noting. I am burning more than one bucket, which I've never done before in 3 years of coal. Are you heating whole house or just supplementing and using oil or gas back up

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Post By: freetown fred » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 8:09 am

I'm startin to wonder if it's a coal issue?????????????????????????? I'm at around 50-60 lbs per day. But stove is runnin around 600 I'd guesstamate.

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Post By: BlackBetty06 » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 5:23 pm

I am heating my entire house with the stove. Stove is now around 500 with the blower on. MPD totally closed. Draft -.07 to -.08. Stove is now putting out good heat. Propane furnace is not running at this point. Temperature is 12. Windchill is -15 to -20 which dont help with my drafty house. Going down to -10 actual temp tonight.

FF I am burning Blashak Nut I had delivered back in the end of spring. I have 3 ton of Stockton on hand also I can play with

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Post By: BlackBetty06 » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 5:24 pm

Stove is in my basement so heating a little over 2400 sq ft. Including basement

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Post By: freetown fred » Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 7:16 pm

So coal is not the problem. It's been you!! LOL B, sometimes the stoves get a mind of their own & ya just gotta play till ya get her right. Damn near like having a wife. .>)

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Post By: oliver power » Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 4:58 am

BlackBetty06 wrote:
Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 7:43 am
Put blower back on last night. Stove burned hot all night and used 1 3/4 buckets of coal in 12 hrs. It was very windy though which i think helps the draft on my giant chimney even with the current temp of 4. When I was getting weird draft issues before it was about 0 with still winds. Will see tonight. Winds are supposed to stop and temps are to be -10-0.
Wow! That's a lot of coal to burn in 12 hours......... I don't think I ever used more than one 5 gallon pail in 12 hours. Not in the 50-93.

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Post By: Rob R. » Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 7:03 am

BlackBetty06 wrote:
Sat. Jan. 06, 2018 5:23 pm
I am heating my entire house with the stove. Stove is now around 500 with the blower on. MPD totally closed. Draft -.07 to -.08. Stove is now putting out good heat. Propane furnace is not running at this point. Temperature is 12. Windchill is -15 to -20 which dont help with my drafty house. Going down to -10 actual temp tonight.

FF I am burning Blashak Nut I had delivered back in the end of spring. I have 3 ton of Stockton on hand also I can play with
Sounds like it is doing a fine job to me. Heating an entire house with a single stove on a -10 windy night is not an easy task. We have a 50-93 in the shop that the boys really get rippin' once in a while, and they can put two pails per day through it.

I agree with the others that running the blower might change the amount of "heat" that the bimetallic control sees, just turn the dial down a little bit.

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Post By: rberq » Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 6:15 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 7:03 am
We have a 50-93 in the shop that the boys really get rippin' once in a while, and they can put two pails per day through it.
I wish you guys would talk pounds of coal instead of pails and gallons. :? It's hard to tell whether I'm winning or losing.

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Post By: Rob R. » Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 6:18 pm

5 gallon pail = 35-40 lbs.

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Post By: freetown fred » Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 6:45 pm

Unless ya fill it all the way. then it's 40 lbs. .>) Ya need to tell Steven to get on those guys!! LOL

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Post By: oliver power » Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 10:01 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Unless ya fill it all the way. then it's 40 lbs. .>) Ya need to tell Steven to get on those guys!! LOL
I'll back Fred on this one. 5 gallon pail (all you can get in it) = 40 pounds. I dump a 40 pound bag of coal into a 5 gallon pail every day. Easier to dump in stove that way.

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Post By: Rob R. » Sun. Jan. 14, 2018 7:54 am

jeez guys, does it really matter? How do you know my special super low ash coal isn't a little lighter?

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Post By: freetown fred » Sun. Jan. 14, 2018 8:01 am

Damn variables!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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Post By: BlackBetty06 » Sun. Jan. 21, 2018 5:39 pm

When I say I feed the pig two buckets of coal, Im talking the standard coal pail NOT 5 gallon buckets. When shes really ripping I can feed it a 5 gallon bucket in the am and a 5 gallon bucket in the pm. Ive got it cut back good today since we are having a bout of nasty spring like temperatures in july. I was up on my roof and could barely sense any heat at all coming out of the chimney!

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Post By: BlackBetty06 » Sun. Jan. 21, 2018 5:40 pm

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