Bit Coal in a Fireplace...

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Post by Ky Speedracer » Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 9:05 pm

Bit coal in an open burn is always awesome...

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Post by Lightning » Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 9:31 pm

Wow! That's pretty cool man! 8-)

 
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Post by rockwood » Mon. Feb. 09, 2015 5:26 pm

That is awesome!!!

 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 11:53 pm

Looks good, wonder about efficiency ...


 
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Post by blrman07 » Wed. Feb. 11, 2015 7:10 am

Just as efficient as burning wood. No more, no less.

 
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Post by Ky Speedracer » Wed. Feb. 11, 2015 8:04 am

Funny you ask... (About efficiency)

I'm sure it's not efficient at all compared to a stove but what it is good for is warm day cold night burning. I let my furnace burn out Friday during the day and I started that fire last Friday night after work...around 6:30pm. It burned through the weekend. Stoked it good Sunday night around 9:00pm and it burned through the night.
During the day temps outside on Saturday and Sunday were in the upper 50s and 30ish at night. To warm for my Hot Blast furnace. That fireplace and chimney are in the center of the house. After several hours of burning in the fireplace the coal radiates a buch of heat. We can add fuel late in the day and warm it up for night temps and then just let it burn back during the day. It kept the majority of the house between 72 and 74 all weekend. The upstairs bedrooms cool off at night but that's no problem.
As I said, I know it's not very efficient, but it does produce heat and it's beautiful to sit around and watch. It holds those big orange flames for 3 or 4 hours without doing a thing to it.

 
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Post by Wal » Tue. Jun. 02, 2020 8:07 am

Hi , Before I got bitten by the antique stove bug I installed a cast iron fireplace in the lounge , my wife loved it , really took some convincing that a stove would look and heat the room better . A open fireplace is beautiful and burning coal and logs together you get plenty of heat , but on the flip side as another member has pointed out the majority of heat travels up the chimney . But for looks alone it’s hard to beat . Here’s my fireplace before and after I fitted my circa 1860 parlor stove .

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Post by Berlin » Mon. Sep. 14, 2020 11:39 pm

I burn almost 4 ton a year in two fireplaces. It burns great.


 
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Post by Berlin » Sun. Sep. 20, 2020 8:13 pm

Berlin wrote:
Mon. Sep. 14, 2020 11:39 pm
I burn almost 4 ton a year in two fireplaces. It burns great.

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Post by carlherrnstein » Mon. Sep. 21, 2020 9:59 pm

I have wondered how badly does bit coal soot the chimney when burned in a fireplace like that?

 
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Post by Berlin » Thu. Oct. 01, 2020 11:44 am

not at all really, the high volume of fast moving air in a fireplace flue keeps it really clean. the only place you get any buildup is on the fireback itself. Most of the UK heated with bit in open fireplaces until the 50s.

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