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- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
- Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
- Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.
- Location: Whippleville, NY
I think sheep droppings got in the coal.
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- Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
- Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
- Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
- Location: Orrington, Maine
Yup, nope, maybe, could be. I think coal berner is right, it's water vapor. The visual vapor isn't just when I load the stove, it goes for hours that way as long as the humidity is low and the temperature is below zero. The sheep poop isn't making the vapor, I make sure that's good'n dry before I burn it.
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- Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
- Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2
- Location: Western MA
I know mine is a blue smoke because I have watched it roll back to the ground, my chimney likes to do that (lots of trees around my house) Only with a fresh load of coal with no overdraft. If I open the over draft I will get a blue flame on top of the fire and no smoke, just a little vapor when it's real cold.I have two brands of coal. One is cornwall coal the other is mystery coal, they both do it.