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skanee
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Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: CHANNING III
Location: mich.upper peninsula

Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2007 7:42 pm

Hi all,frist I would to thank you all for all the info. on coal burning stoves.This forum gave me the confidence to try a coal stove,not too many coal user in michigans upper peninsula.I have a uesd channing 3 vented up a good block chimney.I bought a manomiter, hooked it up and on a low fire (#2) it only moved right two lines betwen zero and .10 is this ok? I used about 40lb. of coal my frist 26hr.on low (good/bad?) it is windy out now and the baro is moving alot but it does not move alot when the wind is calm.it's not too cold out now about 20/40. Any info. would help out. thanks bruce.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Mon. Nov. 05, 2007 9:11 pm

That sounds like .020, (if there are 5 lines between zero and one, it would be .020 per line. 10 lines would be .010 per line)which should be about right if that is a stoker running low to mid range. A hand fired would probably be happier with a little more draft. When cranking the heat out, you may be up around .04-.05. You should set the baro to the manufactures specs for that unit.

I think your fine with 40#, I'll burn about twice that at those temps in my boiler.


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skanee
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2007 9:54 pm

Coaledswest,thanks eh.This forum and all of you have been alot of help with this new (to me)heat you call coal. I hope more guys around here find out how easy it is to use coal (alot better then wood I feel) and less $$$ then oil or gas.I am in the land of wood burners, this going to be interesting, if I can turn my buddies on to burning the black rock.thanks all

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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2007 10:28 pm

skanee wrote: I hope more guys around here find out how easy it is to use coal (alot better then wood I feel) and less $$$ then oil or gas.
It's less that wood too if you're paying for it, only way wood is cheaper is you cut and split it yourself. That's a lot of work though.There's thread here: Why Is Wood Included With "Good Luck With That Bill"?

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