Stove Coal Question

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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Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 8:04 pm

How well does stove coal burn in hand fired stoves?

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Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 8:07 pm

depends on what stove

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Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 8:11 pm

It's in a Clayton wood/coal furnace. I burned nut last year in it and it worked out nice.

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Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 8:14 pm

not familiar with that model, stove does burn nice though, tried it in the ds only thing was could not use hopper wouldn't feed. Temps were higher from air passing through coal bed more readily.

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Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 8:19 pm

I was thinking the same thing about it burning hotter. Maybe I could cut it with half nut.

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Post Wed. Sep. 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Burned both last year and seems stove size burned hotter for a shorter time, I think I'm staying with 'nut, shorter reaction times to adjustments and longer burn time which means less tending to the stove.
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Post Thu. Sep. 20, 2012 12:17 pm

It really depends on the air flow. If you can ensure that the air is coming up thru the coal, then you will get a good burn no matter what the size of coal.

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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 9:56 am

Agree that it really depends on the stove but I didn't find much difference between stove and nut in my Cylinder or the cookstove although the cooker burned the nut a bit longer. Of the 6 tons bulk I bought this year, its 4 stove and 2 nut mixed together. Last year's nut seemed on the small size to me (Blaschak).

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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Years back we started out with a Colebrookdale brand new - dealer said pea or nut coal. We have marginal draft from an outside north wall chimney and it seemed to take forever to get rolling. Two years later we switched to stove coal made a great improvement. I suggested stove coal to people I knew many tried it and some mixed nut and stove. I wish our Hitzer would feed stove coal I would be happy but we are back to nut. Try it I think you'll like it
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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 12:36 pm

I burn it every year. Previously in a Harman Mk I, now a Mk II.

I use it because in the dead of winter, I couldn't get enough heat for a long enough period of time with nut.

The stove allowed me to get +- 10hrs between tendings and still keep the house at the temp I wanted.
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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 6:21 pm

RLB112 wrote:How well does stove coal burn in hand fired stoves?
I also have a Clayton :D burned nut in mine too, love it!! I didn't try Stove size BUT I did have some nut that varied in size from two different suppliers. I noticed the smaller nut takes longer to react when tending the furnace than the larger size. Although, I agree with the post above that duration of burn and heat output is more determined by the amount of draft feeding it..

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Post Fri. Sep. 21, 2012 7:04 pm

I seem to remember a thread on this forum where people compared them for overall temp and length of burn. I found it an interesting read. Not that great at citing threads here. Sorry.

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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 10:13 pm

After getting 18 hour burn times vice 12 hour max with nut coal, I bought four skids of stove coal to use this year. We'll see how it does!

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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 10:14 pm

After getting 18 hour burn times vice 12 hour max with nut coal, I bought four skids of stove coal to use this year. We'll see how it does!

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Post Mon. Sep. 24, 2012 6:14 pm

Here's the load of 4stove/2nut that I just got delivered today. Always feel good when the coals in the bin.
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