Whattya Mean You Can't See Smoke?

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grizzly2
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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

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 3:20 pm

I think sheep droppings got in the coal. toothy

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Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 3:48 pm

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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Location: Western MA

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 7:39 pm

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.

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