Hand Fired Became Easier When...

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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

Post By: TimV » Sat. Feb. 21, 2009 11:05 pm

:D Running a hand fired stove suddenly became easier when…The wife started filling it with coal :funny:

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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

Post By: jimbo » Sun. Feb. 22, 2009 6:49 am

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-260 Boiler

Post By: spotcatbug » Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 11:39 am

... 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.

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Stove/Furnace Model: Harman: SF160 - Chubby Sr.
Location: north central Mass.

Post By: JB Sparks » Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 12:58 pm

Ditto what spotcatbug said, found the same thing in my SF160.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Marathon/Logwood
Location: Byron NY

Post By: Cyber36 » Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 2:01 pm

I found this website.............

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post By: 009to090 » Mon. Feb. 23, 2009 11:10 pm

.....when the stoker broke, and part took 3 weeks to get. :shock:

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