- Posts: 312
- Joined: Wed. Dec. 26, 2007 10:06 pm
- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Older Ashley Cabinet ( pre US Stove gobble up)
- Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Energy King 480 EK
- Coal Size/Type: Warm weather smaller coal. Cold weather larger coal.
- Other Heating: Oil Furnace Backup when repairs are needed
- Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King Furnace
- Stove/Furnace Model: 480 EK
- Location: Glens Falls NY Area
Running a hand fired stove suddenly became easier when…The wife started filling it with coal
- Posts: 108
- Joined: Fri. Jun. 20, 2008 7:02 am
- Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
- Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
- Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
- Stove/Furnace Model: fc700
- Location: Ephratah NY
my hand fired became easy to run when I added my draft inducer and made some modification that I read about on this forum. With out the forum I would have not known about the draft inducer or the modification to stop over fire draft. So I owe my being able to burn anthracite in the Firechief to this forum.
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- Joined: Tue. Oct. 28, 2008 4:05 pm
- Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
- Stove/Furnace Model: SF-260 Boiler
... I started heaping the coal up in the middle of the firebox in my Harman SF-260 boiler. I was filling to the top of the fire brick and making the top of the coal level with the sides. In a Harman SF-260 boiler, the fire bricks are not placed vertically along the sides of the firebox (they're placed horizontally for some reason ) so that made for not-so-deep coal. The middle portion of my coal load is now twice the height it used to be. Now when I go to shakedown and refill, the coal fire is in much better shape than it used to be. I would occasionally lose the fire before I started mounding it up in the middle.