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Post By: Cal18 » Thu. Sep. 13, 2018 10:56 am

Hello!

New to wood. Burning/coal burning and have some questions. The house we moved into had this stove installed in the garage to heat the house (1150 sq ft)

I also happen to have access to some free coal.. no idea what type it is. I have attached pictures. Would I be able to burn this in this stove stand alone? Or be able to burn some with the wood?
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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Thu. Sep. 13, 2018 11:14 am

It doesn't appear to have the requisite moving grates for shaking coal to remove ashes. The manufacturers plate says "wood" fuel.

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Coal Size/Type: Pea
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Post By: coaledsweat » Thu. Sep. 13, 2018 11:54 am

They never made a coal burning model to my knowledge. As mentioned, the grates make coal a non starter and the firebox V design would only make it worse. Let us know what kind of coal is available to you and I'm sure the members would recommend a proper appliance.


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Post By: franco b » Thu. Sep. 13, 2018 3:03 pm

To burn coal, an air inlet would have to be devised under the grate, and a slot or slots fashioned to slide a flat poker over the grates to clear ash.

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Post By: Cal18 » Fri. Sep. 14, 2018 9:38 pm

Well...Good to know. Is it/would it, be safe to burn some coal with the wood? Hotter temp cleaner burn? I have access to this pile of coal, clean it up can have it. Just no idea if it's anthracite or bit.
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Post By: Lightning » Sat. Sep. 15, 2018 12:59 pm

That looks like bit coal. The only way to be sure is to try and burn some. Take a propane torch and heat up a piece. If it smells like a tire burning it's bit coal. You would wanna screen out the bigger pieces. I don't think you'll be able to use the fines. The fines will smother the fire and lead to an explosion (nasty puff back). Bit coal is tricky in a batch fed stove. If you try it in your stove only add small quantities at a time. Anything the size of a golf ball or bigger would be worth working with.

Also, I use the riddling technique (that Franco mentioned) for clearing ash on my furnace, I can help you with that if your interested.

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