Lignite Coal

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 1:52 pm

Planing on using this in me Hintzer 82
Does or donts using this coal.
Coal coming from center North Dakota.
Any special things to do when loading ?
Can I get a 12 hr burn before shaking the grates?

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 4:50 pm

Don't be afraid to experiment. I personaly don't have experience with lignite, but send me a couple of hundred pounds and we will learn together! :D I burn bit regularly in my Harman Mark III. :)

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Post Fri. Sep. 11, 2009 5:02 pm

Lignite is very volatile, I would think the chance of a BOOOOM when
you open the door would be almost certain. Let us know how it
works out.

Tom

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Post Sat. Sep. 12, 2009 10:20 am

it's not the volitile content that causes the puffs, it's the specific volitles involved such as the carbon monoxide gas, hydrogen gas, and large amount of acetylene thats is produced by burning most bituminous coals among other gases and obtaining the right mix w/ oxygen. Remember wood is about 60% volitle matter. lignite is usually much less prone to "puffs" than bituminous or anthracite. however, any fuel being burned under low oxygen conditions such as are found in any relatively airtight appliance will puff or flashback shortly after loading during a hot fire if you open the loading door; since there's no reason to do so, just don't open the loading door right after loading a fresh load of fuel into the stove. as I mentioned, however, lignite is not more prone to this, but less. Lignite is an excellent fuel in the way that it burns and ease of use, however it's only real downside is that it's much less dense than other types of coal. a 12 hour burn might be possible if the firebox is loaded as full as possible.


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Post Sun. Sep. 13, 2009 12:00 pm

When adding Any bit or lignite to an existing fire, always leave a red spot of burning coal this will allow for an ignition source to help burn off volitiles. This will help limit puff backs. also get the fire hot before adding more coal.

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Post Wed. Nov. 18, 2009 2:09 am

My deliver showed up.
I got 5 ton of lignit coal (lump) from North Dakota.
Cant wait to get the chimney done to try this out.

The coal was cheap $26.00 a ton but shipping brought cost up to $85.00 a ton.
Still cheaper than propane $1.75 a gallon right now.
Would take 1,000 gallons on a typical year of propane :(

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Post Wed. Nov. 18, 2009 9:12 am

Where are you located? Just wondering about shipping distance. I'm too far myself but curious just the same. Almost moved to SD 2 years ago. Liked it a lot but wife said no.

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Post Thu. Nov. 19, 2009 1:25 am

I live just north of the Clear Lake exit on I-29.
South of Watertown SD.
Im going to place a add to see if I can sell more of this for $125.00 a ton.
I can get all I want it comes from Center North Dakota.
Me and a another guy got 15 ton with hopes of selling it.
Just don't know how many people around here can burn it.


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Post Thu. Nov. 19, 2009 8:31 pm

Can you send some of it to eastern Pa. I like to experiment with anything. :)

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Post Thu. Nov. 19, 2009 8:39 pm

lignite burns like peat, anyone with a wood furnace, outdoor boiler, fireplace or stove w/ ashpan should be able to burn it just fine.

I wish I had lignite closer to me, I've burned some and like they way it burns, it's too bad it has such a low btu/lb, it's not worth the fuel spent trucking it from there to WNY.

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Post Thu. Nov. 19, 2009 8:43 pm

It's one step up from peat. The next step is sub-bituminous. Makes sense.

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Post Wed. Nov. 25, 2009 2:31 pm

Has anyone burnt bituminous in a hitzer 82 ul, or know if you can?

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