Can't Get Good Burn Time With Sub-Bit Coal

Hand fed coal boilers and furnaces using bituminous coal to heat your home or business. Hand fed stoves as the name implies require manual feeding and air adjustments.
dmay
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Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500
Location: pikeville,ky

Post Thu. Jan. 26, 2012 8:08 am

Thanks Berlin I may just do that if I can find the pipe but the only place that had will not be getting any more said its out of season LOL we Feb and March before this out of season

dmay
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Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 10:29 am

Does anyone use stoker coal in hot blast how does it do any secrets to it

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Berlin
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal
Location: Buffalo/Adirondacks, NY

Post Sat. Jan. 28, 2012 12:51 pm

you won't get good performance out of smaller sized coal. The best coal you can get is a good KY lump; longer burntimes and more controlable heat. Either the appliance is undersized (the hot blast just isn't a great coalburner to begin with) or you have crappy coal. look for a good KY lump at a local mine or coalyard; there should be plenty of good stuff available in your area.
Burning western Pennsylvania Bituminous in WNY using model 77 stoker furnace. BITUMINOUS equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Many Combustioneer Model 77 stokers, stokermatic furnace, Many Will-Burt stokers, & and Two Iron firemen.


dmay
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Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500
Location: pikeville,ky

Post Sun. Jan. 29, 2012 5:00 pm

So far so good I got 14 HR on 6gal coal and good heat the coal does seem to bridge and have to be broke apart after 5 hrs and it take off again it keeping heat in house around 75 to 80 in 30s outside coal is hard to get no one sales it here that I can find if I can make it though the winter ill find some over summer

dmay
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Posts: 42
Joined: Sat. Dec. 31, 2011 11:34 am
Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500
Location: pikeville,ky

Post Sun. Jan. 29, 2012 5:03 pm

dmay wrote:So far so good I got 14 HR on 6gal coal and good heat the coal does seem to bridge and have to be broke apart after 5 hrs and it take off again it keeping heat in house around 75 to 80 in 30s outside coal is hard to get no one sales it here that I can find if I can make it though the winter ill find some over summer
If anybody know of someone that sales in Pike county let me know

dmay
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Joined: Sat. Dec. 31, 2011 11:34 am
Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500
Location: pikeville,ky

Post Sun. Feb. 12, 2012 7:54 pm

Well the test and passed with temp outside teens with wind chill of 5 and 5 below inside 70s . That is good. Have to add 4 times in 24 HR.

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