What Should My Established Fire Look Like?

BeerMonley
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Lesiure Line
Coal Size/Type: rice
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono
Location: Lake Winola PA

Post Fri. Nov. 14, 2008 6:55 pm

LsFarm wrote:BeerMonley,, invest in a barometric damper,, read some of the many topics/threads on the subject.... burning anthracite coal really requires a barometric damper to burn it efficiently.

With your hand fed stove, set the barometric damper at about .04-.06" and then you can set the air intake lower and not pull all the heat out of the stove body.

It works.. your stove manufacturer recommends a barometric damper too..

Greg L.
i will have to get one, I was goin to at first when I replaced the stove to chinmey pipe but when I was the Harman store buying new grates they said I didnt need a baro.

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Post Fri. Nov. 14, 2008 7:09 pm

Unless you have a short chimney with limited draft, you need a baro. A strong drafting chimney can pull all the heat out of the stove.. do you have a thermometer either on [magnetic] or in [probe] the chimney flue?? This will tell a lot about if your chimney is pulling a lot of heat out of the stove..

Greg L.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Lesiure Line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Lesiure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono
Location: Lake Winola PA

Post Sat. Nov. 15, 2008 5:46 pm

i do have a magnetic thermo on the pipe about a foot about the stove and it reads aboout 250 when I have it turned down like I do now causits so warm out(55-60) , not sure if my chimney is considered short or not, stove is in basement and I have a ranch house and the chimney is in the middle of the house so it goes thru the peak.

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Post Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 2:15 pm

This thread was VERY helpful! As a newbie who doesn't know any better, I was trying to get my stove to produce something similar to the picture on the site and feeling that I couldn't get there. So, thank you all who posted pictures - very helpful!

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Post Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 8:12 pm

reckebecca wrote:This thread was VERY helpful! As a newbie who doesn't know any better, I was trying to get my stove to produce something similar to the picture on the site and feeling that I couldn't get there. So, thank you all who posted pictures - very helpful!
Glad you found them helpful!

Trying to replicate that coal burning scene would probably get you a box full of clinkers! If I recall from the thread that Mayor Richard (often called King Richard :) ) requested the picture in, he used a picture from a stoker. That style, pardon me if you know this, has forced combustion air blowing up thru the bed of burning coal.

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Post Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 8:20 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:[

Glad you found them helpful!

Trying to replicate that coal burning scene would probably get you a box full of clinkers! If I recall from the thread that Mayor Richard (often called King Richard :) ) requested the picture in, he used a picture from a stoker. That style, pardon me if you know this, has forced combustion air blowing up thru the bed of burning coal.
:) That would explain why the only way I was able to come close was with a fan blowing through my ash pan door! LOL

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