Which size coal?

Which size coal?

PostBy: Kristalee On: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:07 am

Can I use Buckwheat coal in my Alaska stoker? It calls for Rice coal, but someone has offered me 2 ton of buckwheat but I don't want any complications if it is too big for my model stove..Does anyone know?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:03 pm

I can't speak from experience with an Alaskan stoker but most stokers will burn buck or rice. I'd suggest getting a few buckets and see if it works but you should have no problem.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: AL-53 On: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:54 pm

I have uesed both buckwheat and Rice in my Alaska and Harman and no problems....they seem to burn the same....

I just slow the feed for the Buckwheat so longer time on grate