Increasing Feed Rate

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Post Fri. Jan. 26, 2007 8:29 am

What effect does increasing the feed rate have on stove heat output?

My settings were at 6min 40 max.
This morning I increased the max to 43.
The stove is currently running at 99% of it's feed rate.


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Post Fri. Jan. 26, 2007 10:50 am

The stoker motor will run longer at the maximum feed rate (99%), pushing more fuel onto the fire. If this is set too high you will start to get incomplete burn of the coal, you can even get burning coals falling off the end of the grate. Both situations waste fuel and can even result in lower heat output.
Paul Volcko
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