Bituminous in a 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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gitrdonecoal
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557
Location: Elba, NY

Post Sun. Feb. 01, 2009 5:06 pm

i have a USSC hotblast 1557 furnace and absolutly love it. I bought a couple ton of antracite and right now burning my 3 ton pile of free antracite 8-) . reading the manual on this unit it says it burns bit coal. I came across a ton of free bit coal and thinking about getting it. does anyone have this furnace and burn bit? what are your experience with it? any input, good or bad would be great. keep warm ya all!
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Post Sun. Feb. 01, 2009 5:59 pm

it wouldn't happen to be a free ton of coal in buffalo ny would it? pittsburgh #8? :) if so, it's long gone
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 Sun. Feb. 01, 2009 7:26 pm

If I knew about free coal (no matter what kind)I wouldn't be sitting at the computer writing about it :shock: As soon as I had the address I'd be out the door to get it. I wouldn't even take time to tell my wife where I am off to. :shh:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
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Post Mon. Feb. 02, 2009 7:15 am

yeah, it is gone. I left a message and he was nice enough to call back. but, what are your experiences with bit coal in a hotblast?
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Post Mon. Feb. 02, 2009 11:18 am

i know someone who has a hotblast. It will work very well. These units were made for Bit coal.

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Post Wed. Feb. 04, 2009 10:48 am

mudman wrote:i have a USSC hotblast 1557 furnace and absolutly love it. I bought a couple ton of antracite and right now burning my 3 ton pile of free antracite 8-) . reading the manual on this unit it says it burns bit coal. I came across a ton of free bit coal and thinking about getting it. does anyone have this furnace and burn bit? what are your experience with it? any input, good or bad would be great. keep warm ya all!
john mud
How is the anthracite working and how much are you burning at a time? I have an Englander 28-3500 and they recommend about 10lbs of soft coal only. The stove has a pretty massive firebox (as I'm sure the Hotblast does) so they're afraid of someone overloading it and burning a hole through the floor. Just curious as anthracite is a lot closer for me to pick up.


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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
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Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557
Location: Elba, NY

Post Sat. Feb. 07, 2009 10:18 pm

wow, ten lbs at a time only? that aint a whole lot. USSC says you can put 70 lbs in at a time. its a big firebox, probably 14 by 26 inches. when its real cold out I actually put more than that in it, who knows, maybe just shy of 100 lbs. just mound it up in the middle. burns well. I would say hell yeah. get a few bags, maybe 6 or 7 bags and give it a try. it burns a lot differently than bit coal. where are you located?
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Post Mon. Feb. 09, 2009 3:36 pm

I'm in Northwest New Jersey and anthracite is a lot closer than bituminous so I'd rather use it, but like I said, ESW warns against it. However, my firebox is the same size as yours, I have underfire air, and the firebox is totally lined with brick, there's just no shaker grates. So you've been using anthracite for a long time with no problems?

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Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500
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Post Thu. Jan. 12, 2012 4:20 pm

Wow I get. 10 to 12 hrs. But the temp on the furnace drops to 250 to 300 after 2 to 3 hrs and it stays there with eastern. Ky lump coal like to know how to keep furnace temp up to 350 400 range with hot blast 1500

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Post Sun. Feb. 19, 2012 8:01 pm

I burn loose and dusty bit in a little Hotblast 1300 and it burns very well.

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