Successfully Burning Anthracite Coal in a Clayton Furnace

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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Art
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Location: Marion, Mich.

Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 7:38 pm

Do you/can you use both a bar. draft and a manual draft? Use them together? Shut down the manual draft and then let the baro do its thing father up the pipe?

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Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 7:51 pm

I've used both together but only during extreme cold or extreme windy conditions. 95% of the time I use the barometric exclusively.. I sent you a private message. :)

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Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Got it! Thanks again! When using them both, or at least they are both installed, do you just leave the manual wide open and then just let the Baro operate? Or should I take out the manual and put the Baro in its place?

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Post Sun. Feb. 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Art wrote:Got it! Thanks again! When using them both, or at least they are both installed, do you just leave the manual wide open and then just let the Baro operate? Or should I take out the manual and put the Baro in its place?
I've used a manual pipe damper/MPD for years. This summer I'm changing to a baro due to what I've read on here.

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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 7:41 pm

:)
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Lightning
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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 7:58 pm

Wow, what is that??
Stove size?

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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Or is that bituminous??

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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 8:15 pm

Bit, too much variance of size and not a single shiny spec to be Anth.
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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 8:18 pm

That's what I was thinking KC still looks like a nice pile though

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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 9:26 pm

So I ordered a manometer. Should I try to keep my draft .3-.5 or .5-.7? Burning Bit

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Post Sat. Sep. 20, 2014 9:28 pm

I run my stove at .04 with anthracite

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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sun. Sep. 21, 2014 10:05 am

Jared43758 wrote:So I ordered a manometer. Should I try to keep my draft .3-.5 or .5-.7? Burning Bit
Maybe this requires the start of a new thread. :idea:

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Post Sun. Sep. 21, 2014 10:16 am

Really? They been talking about baro's and manometers for the past 8 pages atleast. Forget I ever said the sinful three letters BIT. I have a Clayton/hotblast stove. I had one simple question. :mad: In other fellow US stove burners experience, what the best target draft number to hit?

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Post Sun. Sep. 21, 2014 10:32 am

Whoa there, not wanting to upset anybody.

The first responder to your question of draft did provide that he only burned Ant. and offered you no help...my comment was only a suggestion in order for you to find others w/ Bit experience and could offer their experiences...it is, after all titled for Anthracite.

Peace, Out

BTW: I like BIT :D
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Post Sun. Sep. 21, 2014 10:45 am

There is very few people here burning bit in a US stove. I found this thread and there are tons using my style stove. I know there using ant, but I've read all 32 pages and dozens of others pages just using all this helpful info to learn what I can, just cause I'm burning a different kinda of coal, I've still been learning tons of helpful tips. I think in a lot of cases if it'll help burn ANT better it'll help me burn BIT better. I was under maybe the wrong assumption, but under the assumption the draft I needed for my stove to perform the best would be very similar to someone burning ANT. So I did find the reply to my question useful

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