Clunkers, clinkers and ash

Clunkers, clinkers and ash

PostBy: coalmark On: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:56 pm

I am presently, personally anointing myself as a bona fide intermediate coal burner. My current burn is now (knock wood er...coal or whatever) 32 days. I nursed it through two near death experiences. I think I finally have a good handle on what I am doing. SO... now onto fine tuning and more advanced topics. I notice that when I shake the grates I get a variety of shapes sizes and colors in my ash. Fine fly ash in shades of gray , brown and rust; large flat pieces resembling small pieces of slate or shale also in the same color schemes ; brittle striated chunks of burnt coal; and finally, small gray to black molten looking chunks of .... I don't know. Is this variety normal? Does it matter?

I have a newmac combination furnace
coalmark
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Newmac

Re: Clunkers, clinkers and ash

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:55 am

Congrats on thirty days of good coal fashioned fun. I'm sure as time goes on you'll get more relaxed and it'll be an easy chore.
Oh hey... they say to check your stove pipe for ash build up after 30 days, then you'll have an idea if it needs cleaning every month or three months or every 6 months. If it clogs, you get CO. I trust you have a CO detector?

All ash is different. As long as it's all burned up, no problem!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Clunkers, clinkers and ash

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:37 am

Congrats on keeping it going!
What coal are you burning?
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Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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Re: Clunkers, clinkers and ash

PostBy: coalmark On: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:42 am

Freddy

I will check, although I doubt it is a problem. My furnace is a combination oil furnace and the oil heat exchanger is between the coal firebox and the flu. I do have a CO detector.

Devil

I am burning Blaschak mixed 2 parts stove to 3 parts nut
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Stove/Furnace Make: Newmac

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