Coal Gas Flash

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rhfritz1
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Stove/Furnace Make: Heatmor outside boiler
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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2007 11:58 am

I have a Heatmor outside boiler and I have just started using coal and have slowly been getting the bugs ironed out. The new problem that I have run into is that when I open the door I get small explosions and horrible flash when the smallest amount of air is introduced during the shutdown cycle of the boiler. I get worried that I'm going to blow the thing up because it gives of a pretty noticable BOOM even when the blower kicks on.
Is it from a lack of draft to carry the gas out or is it something bigger??

bksaun
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
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Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
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Location: Hustonville, Ky

Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2007 12:25 pm

Are you burning bituminous or anthracite?

BK


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Post Mon. Dec. 31, 2007 12:30 pm

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Post Tue. Jan. 01, 2008 12:10 am

I get this with wood.

My stove doesn't have the shaker grates so I don't burn coal.

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