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

Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 11:33 am

Sorry Lee it's B36TK

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

Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 11:39 am

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Finally found a picture of the Bucks grates worked for wood but had huge gaps in between. With coal I could not rotate them without a JAM they wanted to go far. I'm not having ANY trouble with Ashley's grates. I really like how they go up and down they are actually grinding Ash up.

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

Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 11:45 am

Yeah that one should work good. The disc on mine shuts the blowers off at 95 and turns them on at 105.

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

Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 5:56 pm

I noticed something Ashley most be burning this KY bit well because there very little smoke coming out the chimney and stove top is just at 420 loaded bout an hour ago. Sometimes I wonder if fire shoots out of front liner burning volitales. Cause the load door shoots to 480 sometimes with fresh coal.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
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Post Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 6:02 pm

Currently 76 in furthest room for stove 79 in living room and this is 1900 square foot home.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
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Post Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 2:34 pm

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Added fresh load 20 minutes ago what difference

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

Post Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 2:46 pm

Sure does smoke a lot.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
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Post Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 2:49 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Sure does smoke a lot.
Actaully when first added the fire was very low. I think is good how it diminished quick

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
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Post Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 2:57 pm

The 2nd picture was after loading and the first picture is 20 minutes later.

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
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Post Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 3:07 pm

corey wrote:The 2nd picture was after loading and the first picture is 20 minutes later.
Oh, now I understand.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
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Location: Southwest VA

Post Tue. Feb. 14, 2017 3:53 pm

SWPaDon wrote:
corey wrote:The 2nd picture was after loading and the first picture is 20 minutes later.
Oh, now I understand.
Yep I was impressed. Look good to you?

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
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Post Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 7:07 am

Shut it down Thursday spring is here for the next week. Think while it's down I'll pull the pipes off to have a look.

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Post Fri. Mar. 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Looks like winter is back.

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Post Tue. Mar. 14, 2017 1:17 pm

Just found out when the mano is steady at .10 then rises to .15 I better get things under control with ky coal...... closed MPD to half got back down to .05 believe I left the ash door open a few minutes to long. I could smell heat.

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

Post Tue. Mar. 14, 2017 7:44 pm

Oh yeah, when mine gets hot I get smell it on occasion also. Probably just dust on the fire box.

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