Coal Usage Question HYFIRE II -One Burner Vs. Two

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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newHYFIRE2guy
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Post Wed. Dec. 15, 2010 8:51 am

Burning a Hyfire II and I think I have already found the answer to this....but.....In your opinions (all you out there) do you burn more coal with both burners going even though theoretically the stove is not working as hard to keep up temperature demand?

We recently fired up the second burner and found that the FR went way down -VICTORY! we thought -the answer to our insane coal usage was under our nose all along!

That is until we got a few days into it and I realized that we were burning almost double the coal.

That is logically what I would expect, but with the FR going lower I was hopeful that we would go through less coal overall.

your thoughts.......

thanks, josh

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Post Wed. Dec. 15, 2010 12:43 pm

I never really check it, yes the FT goes down, due to the extra heat being produced, but it probably is a wash.

1 Burner producing 90K BTU running FULL BLAST (FR99) vs. 2 Burners running 45K BTU running (FR50) as an example, you are probably still burning the same amount of coal. But now, if you are running FR99, you are running 180K BTU output, so it heats faster! :)

I fire up my second burner, when the first one can't keep up (FR>60+) and the temps don't seem to rise fast enough.
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Post Thu. Dec. 16, 2010 3:41 pm

that makes sense, Thanks

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