Bit Coal in a Fireplace...

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Ky Speedracer
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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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