Bit Usage Compared to Anthracite

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Post Wed. Oct. 19, 2016 11:47 pm

I know from my reading here that there seems to be quite a quality difference of various bit along with the size as well. So maybe too vague of a question?

But my question is comparing same size bit and Anthracite, I.E. nut, is if I used in the past 3 tons of Anthracite, would I expect to us approximately the same amount of bit?

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Post Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 4:22 pm

You would use more bit because that smoke not burned is good fuel.

Both fuels if air starved produce CO, so that is probably a draw.

If you burn it in the Florence it depends on how clean it burns.

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Post Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 5:50 pm

franco b wrote:You would use more bit because that smoke not burned is good fuel.

Both fuels if air starved produce CO, so that is probably a draw.

If you burn it in the Florence it depends on how clean it burns.
So really even if you go by BTU's per lb. there is just too many variables to make a good guess...

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Post Thu. Oct. 26, 2017 8:33 pm

I burn bit coal, in a 1920’s boiler. It was made for that. I have burned anthracite in it also. My findings on them.. ant. Will burn you out of the house! And seems like heat is wasted. Instead of a long low slow burn like bit. Bit is half the price. And keeps me warm but not too warm! So I’m all for bit! Ps. Bit will always be a cranky fuel you just have to get used to the fluctuations with fines and stuff. Ant is always perfect chunks and ultimately reliable burning characteristics.

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Post Thu. Oct. 26, 2017 8:48 pm

dbsuz05,

Hey thanks for your response, but since last year when I posted the original question, I did try some bit in the Warm Morning, like your Burnham it was designed for it and worked very well and was a good learning experience for me. Only problem just a little too much smoke and odor for the neighborhood I am in as I didn't want the neighbors knocking on my door, so I use Ant for the season and that worked out very well in the Warm Morning as well. But this year I am in the process of setting up a EFM A-150. And again thanks for your response

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Post Thu. Oct. 26, 2017 10:00 pm

Some bituminous coal has more BTU's per lb. than anthracite. Less ash also.

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