Clayton Coal/Wood Furnance Not Through Heat

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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cracken66
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton
Stove/Furnace Model: 1600

Post Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 12:53 pm

I have a clayton 1600 coal/wood furnance. Used coal for the past 5 years great. This year can't get a coal fire hot enough to through much heat. I start a wood fire the switch over and have to have ash door completly open to get is coal bed going, when I close door the coal dies out not completly but no heat, I have a barometric damper does'nt seem to help chimney is clear. If I use the injection blow the coal goes cold. Wood on the otherhand burns just fine nice and hot. I've got different coal but it does the same thing Any suggestions

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McGiever
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 12:57 pm

cracken66 wrote:I have a clayton 1600 coal/wood furnance. Used coal for the past 5 years
5 years of anthracite or soft coal?
They are very different as to what is required for a good sustainable fire.
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cracken66
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Stove/Furnace Model: 1600

Post Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 1:08 pm

Anthracite coal.

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Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size
Location: Pottstown,Pa

Post Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 1:09 pm

There is a 24 page thread on burning in a clayton furnace Successfully Burning Anthracite Coal in a Clayton Furnace and use the search button top right corner and type in "clayton furnace",your furnace is a US Stove product,(clayton,hot blast,fire cheif,) and you can search that also and welcome
US Stove Hot Blast Furnace Problems
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cracken66
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton
Stove/Furnace Model: 1600

Post Tue. Jan. 22, 2013 1:10 pm

I'll take a look
Thanks

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