Coalbrookdale Darby

Very popular in the 70's and 80's there is many brands of smaller hand fired coal stoves from many European countries. These can also date back to the turn of the last century. Imported stoves would include such brands as Franco Belge, Saey and Efel among many others.
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Post Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 8:05 am

I am curious if anyone out there with a Darby has it run into a 6" pipe and if so what their experience with it has been. I picked up a Darby off a neighbor but realized it has an 8" outlet. I'm wondering if I need to off load it, change out my chimney or run it through my 6" class A. I'm wondering if anyone has run it through a 6" pipe without problems. I plan on mostly, if not exclusively, burning hardwood in it, but I would not rule out coal.

Thanks for any insight people can provide.

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Post Fri. Nov. 21, 2008 6:28 pm

Hey Governor...I have a Coalbrookdale Darby also. but I'm running with 8" pipe and flu. There are a few Darby owners on the forum but I believe thy are running 8" also. The stove has more than enough air coming from ashpan door vents to keep a good fire going. And if your only going to burn wood with it I wouldn't think it would be a problem BUT....the Darby likes to run hot and I'm no expert. I guess it will all burn down to your local codes. I will tell you, burning coal in the Darby is pretty cool with with those big windows!
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Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 8:09 am

HnC:

Thanks for the reply. I took a long look at the setup in place and am inclined to swap out the chimney with 8" pipe. I think if I ever need to put a different stove in later, I can still hitch up a new stove with a 6" outlet to an 8" chimney and not have a problem.

Thanks again.

Gov'G

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Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 11:55 am

Depending on the difficulty of hookiing it to the 6", you won't have a lot of money involved to give it a try with the 6" liner.. How tall is the current chimney, is this a liner in a fireplace, or in a dedicated-to-a-stove chimney?? A tall 6" lined chimney should be able to pull enough draft to do the job with a hand fired stove..

Most coal stoves, even the big Harman SF 250 uses a 6" flue..

Personally, I'd give it a try,, I'd buy a Dwyer Model 25 manometer to watch your draft.. as long as you have good draft. .05"wc or more, you should be fine.. If you have too much, install a barometric damper.. and set it at .05-.06"

You might be pleasantly surprised that it works fine..

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Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2008 1:21 pm

Greg:

Thanks for your input. Initially I was thinking the same thing...it wouldn't cost me anything to hook it up to the 6" and see what happens. Its just that it will be a bear moving this thing into place given the location it has to go and I was thinking I could avoid the waste of time if it was no going run through a 6" pipe.

By the way, its a dedicated stove pipe (Class A), not a liner. I've got a total run of 14" but that includes three 90 degree bends (one out the back of the stove, a second through the wall and a third after it passes through the wall. Seems like a lot of 90s in a pipe smaller than required.

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Post Tue. Dec. 30, 2008 9:03 pm

Not to hijack this topic but I am looking for a Coalbrookdale Darby stove. Does anyone know of any around the PA area?

Thanks,
Glenn

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Post Sun. Feb. 15, 2009 3:32 pm

We have this stove, We just started with a reducer right from the chimmey,
6"-to-8" than 8" down to the back of the stove Works well for us
We burn both wood & coal in the Coalbrookdale Darby.
ALSO,
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Post Sun. Feb. 15, 2009 4:52 pm

I've seen 8 inch flue collars reduced to 6 inch in the past. May have even done it myself. If the chimney draws good, should be fine. On the other hand, an inspector will Not want to see the flue reduced.


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Post Sun. Feb. 15, 2009 6:12 pm

We had a 6"-to-8" reducer made. it was the best way,
Due to the facts that we had a hard time finding a reducer.
We also found that with the 6" reducer at / in the chimmey & the rest was 8" pipe to the stove works very well. The draft itself is very good. Our chimmey is from basement to above the roof, your talking about 36 feet high in the center of the house. It's for the wood stoves only.
It's been checked and everything got an A+ without problems It's been two years with this set up. I have been burning wood for the past 32 years. This is our second year that we used coal & wood I just love it. I personally found that coal is alot less work.
Our Darby is used with mainly "NUT" coal. We have tried "pea" & "stove" but the nut coal works the best. Our Coalbrookdale Darby is our main heat source for our 2400 sq ft. home (two floors ). The home is about 70-75 degrees, The stove in our basement is stricly wood, used only to heat the basement so we can work down there. So far this North East NH winter we have spent only $730.00 for coal (2- 1/2 tons), & $250 for fire wood,
Personally, I think the stove has paid for itself.
Just love our Coalbrookdale Darby stove.

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Post Tue. Feb. 17, 2009 9:45 am

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Post Tue. Dec. 28, 2010 11:30 am

I have been running a Coalbrookdale Darby on Nut anthracite for about 20 years with a 6" black flue pipe about 8' run, leading to a 6" SStl. Insulated flue stack going straight up through the second floor and attic. Total insulated flue is about 18 feet, lots of draft and no problems keeping going or firing hot enough, in fact must be careful to not over fire.

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