Burning Bitumious Lump Coal in a 1557M Hotblast

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.
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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 5:59 pm

And some cresote in my chimney maybe been blocking some. I cleaned some out. I'll see how she burns tonight. See if the house will get about 80 lol


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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:13 pm

Jared43758 wrote:I think u suspect wrong. I started a fire this evening. Too many ashes maybe.
Oh, ok.. try shaking it down better for a few days and see if you get better results..

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:16 pm

Well there's still a few small peices of wood that hasn't burned all the way up yet but the stove is red Hott. I have the ashpan out damper open, feed door shut off and the Ashdoor spinner all the way open 6 turns. I shook all the ashes out really well. That may have helped we'll see

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:17 pm

I can see the glowing really well from under yhe shaker now. I never did beore

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:21 pm

Yea it's pouring the yellowish black smoke outta the chimney now

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:36 pm

Careful, that bit coal will go nuclear on ya.. :lol:

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:54 pm

What do u mean nucleur?

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 6:54 pm

Make gas and cause blow ups in the stove?


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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 7:12 pm

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Ok now I have all air shut off and only 3 turns open on the ash pan door and it's still hot. Not burning paint hot but makin the house hot Hott.

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 7:14 pm

It will get too hot under the right conditions. Keep an eye on it. Open the vents on the load door so gases don't build up and flash in the fire box. Close the spinner some if it appears to be getting away from you.

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 9:09 pm

There you go. 8-)

Just member you control the heat output by the underfire air and you control the smoke by the overfire air.

As Lightning said if you need to slow the fire in a hurry then close the under fire air up all the way but leave the over fire air open as normal.
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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 9:31 pm

What's the idea of worry about the smoke?

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Post Wed. Apr. 23, 2014 10:11 pm

Jared43758 wrote:What's the idea of worry about the smoke?
not much, as long as you don't have close neighbors, but, it will clog your pipes faster and use a little more coal.
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.

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Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 4:42 am

Your telling me that if I open the feed door draft a little to burn the smoke off it won't make it burn hotter?, won't use more coal?, won't make fire not last as long?

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Post Thu. Apr. 24, 2014 5:50 am

I think Carl meant, if the fire is unstable and pushing smoke out the load door vents, you need to close the spinner some and open the load door vents to get a better oxygen mixture over the fire so the gases will burn steady instead of building up and igniting.

This goes back to what I was saying at the beginning of this thread. You gotta learn how to conrols the fire with the right combinations of over air and under air.

Bit coal produces a lot of soot that will clog your pipe after a while. By giving the fire a generous amount of over the fire air, soot build up won't happen quite so quickly.


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