Burning Bit for a Hot Tub

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Ctyankee
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Post Mon. Feb. 04, 2013 5:49 pm

I got a snorkel stove in my hot tub.
http://snorkel.com/hot-tub-info/snorkel-and-scuba-stoves.php

Would bituminous burn in it? I got a small grate and tried anthracite but I think the air over the fire was too great to allow it to keep burning. I never seen bituminous coal except years ago in a pile at a power plant that switched to oil. I never seen it sold around here. Where do you get it?

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Post Mon. Feb. 04, 2013 5:54 pm

Bit needs a grate for under fire air, and some overfire air.

If you succeed and continue to burn biituminous coal in your hot tub, you are difinalty one of the the few.

I think this falls under onw of those thing that could be done, but probalby shouldn't be done, all bituminous coal I've heard of smokes some when hand fired.


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Post Mon. Feb. 04, 2013 6:55 pm

Ctyankee wrote:I never seen bituminous coal except years ago in a pile at a power plant that switched to oil. I never seen it sold around here. Where do you get it?
If you want to get it from the mine, you'll need to travel to the western 1/3 of PA to get it. There is a coal yard near Harrisburg that carries bit, not who carries it though that is close to CT. Might be worth calling a few coal yards and see if anyone has some.

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