Information and Operations of My Ashley Model BCAC

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.
Sunny Boy
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 2:25 pm

The only thing that comes to mind is if it somehow got plugged when the dampers are open and the draft strength is higher showing a high reading ???? If that's possible to plug it under such condition ?

Then the gauge would "store" that high reading. But then, I think you'd notice that the reading would not change at all with wind gusts, or changing damper settings.

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warminmn
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood and a little LP
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes, not 10,000

Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 2:33 pm

when I burn wood and it plugs, it goes higher. Its always windy here and maybe that plays a roll, it storing whatever pressure is inside of it. Maybe it still has a small opening, hell I don't know why :lol: Im not a scientist but thats what happens to me.

Mine went to 2.0 (not .2) just a few days ago when I finished burning up my soft coal and it plugged. I'll take a pic next time but that will be in the spring when I go back to wood. I clean the end of the brake line and it works fine again.
I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord but I'm gonna be a diamond some day - Billy Joe Shaver

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 2:50 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:WM,
I'm curious to know. How would a plugged mano probe show lower pressure than what is actually going on inside the pipe ?
Larry's seemed to show stronger vacuum too when it plugged, I remember him saying he had -.40

I don't know why lol

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corey
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous
Location: Southwest VA

Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 2:57 pm

Mine is not showing higher guys the house actaully creaked in that gust. It dropped right back down to .05 when the gust calmed down.

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Other Heating: wood and a little LP
Location: Land of 11,842 lakes, not 10,000

Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 3:25 pm

Be glad you have a good draft. Low drafts are more trouble.

Im glad to know mine isnt the only one that does that :lol: I thought everyones did.
I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord but I'm gonna be a diamond some day - Billy Joe Shaver

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corey
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Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 3:32 pm

warminmn wrote:Be glad you have a good draft. Low drafts are more trouble.

Im glad to know mine isnt the only one that does that :lol: I thought everyones did.
Yep at least it's not down drafting in these wild winds today.

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Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 8:26 pm

Today made 2 times this week I've got 11 hour burn time with ashley. :)

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace
Location: Southwest Pa.

Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 8:35 pm

Sounds like you are doing well with it.

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corey
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Post Tue. Jan. 31, 2017 8:46 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Sounds like you are doing well with it.
Yeah it's doing great house did not get above 80 today. She idled along around 250 to 300 all day. It topped out at 55 today draft been weaker then normal at times except when the wind was trying to blow us away.

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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 9:37 am

I just discovered the blower really cools the flue exit off. My manometer meter climbed after I turned the blower from high to low. I remember my Buck stove blower would cycle on and off this blower is not automatic big difference there.

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 9:47 am

You can put a thermal snap switch on the jacket somewhere. I use one on mine to cycle the blowers. During moderate heat demand the blowers run nonstop. During mild weather they cycle on and off, just to save some electricity.

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corey
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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 9:59 am

Lightning wrote:You can put a thermal snap switch on the jacket somewhere. I use one on mine to cycle the blowers. During moderate heat demand the blowers run nonstop. During mild weather they cycle on and off, just to save some electricity.
Found the thermostat on amazon I think I'm going to order it.

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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 10:01 am

Which one?

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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 10:24 am

Model number CB36TK

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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 10:46 am

corey wrote:Model number CB36TK
I Googled that model number, couldn't find it.

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