Bituminous Burn Times?

Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:26 am

It would help if this 1930's brick 5 bedroom 2 story house had insulation also, so that most likely why Im not getting good burn times, not to mention the old weighs hanging in the window frame windows
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Stove/Furnace Make: Englander

Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:15 am

lumpocoal wrote:separate the big lumps and bust them down to fist size

Shouldn't need to break them unless their too big to fit.
Everything bverwolf mentioned is right on the money ;)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
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Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:22 am

I have pcs as big as basket balls down to the fines (ROM). My HITZER 55 FA door is realitivley small and the fire box is somewhat deep, so I have to do that. I dont have to bust that far down to fist but for my situation it helps, if my pcs are too big, I end up burning the brick retainers, I replace them last year, and they are almost gone again this year, I need a new stove bad. I bought it used and the guy used it one year w just wood. it sat in his garage for 3 years and I offered him $100 for it. Burnin this coal I get played hell on my wondercoal stove too warped pretty good too. So I guess I got my moneys worth for it, but thats why I break my coal from huge pcs, because of the retainers burning up
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Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: dmay On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:17 pm

bverwolf wrote:I burn sub bit in my norseman. I'm heating about 1800 sq ft. I load twice a day. Morning and night. I put in anywhere from 15-35lbs per loading depending on how cold it is. I rake all burning coal to the front and then put fresh coal in the back. I use lump size and will put in pieces as large as a football to as small as an egg. I've loaded the stove and banked it really well and have had it last for 4 or 5 days with the air shut off. I was gone once for 9 days and came home and still had embers to get it going again. It wasn't producing much heat anymore, but it was still there. Like others have said, it just seems to smolder along nice and slow. I've found that with my stove, if I bank it, I get less smoke and longer burns.



I wish I could find away to get that times from my hot blast 1500 but I get around 3 to 4 hrs
dmay
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500

Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:23 pm

dmay wrote:
bverwolf wrote:I burn sub bit in my norseman. I'm heating about 1800 sq ft. I load twice a day. Morning and night. I put in anywhere from 15-35lbs per loading depending on how cold it is. I rake all burning coal to the front and then put fresh coal in the back. I use lump size and will put in pieces as large as a football to as small as an egg. I've loaded the stove and banked it really well and have had it last for 4 or 5 days with the air shut off. I was gone once for 9 days and came home and still had embers to get it going again. It wasn't producing much heat anymore, but it was still there. Like others have said, it just seems to smolder along nice and slow. I've found that with my stove, if I bank it, I get less smoke and longer burns.



I wish I could find away to get that times from my hot blast 1500 but I get around 3 to 4 hrs

do you run your blower constantly? wide open? run mine at 2/3 w no blower just gravity heat I have a low speed fan to to help circulate
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Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: dmay On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:03 pm

lumpocoal my blower runs by the therm disc that come with the furnace ,I can not use gravity to heat my house the furnace is in a building and have to have the blower to push the heat in the house,it kicks on and off with the heat of the furnace
dmay
 
Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500

Re: Bituminous Burn Times?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:18 pm

dmay wrote:lumpocoal my blower runs by the therm disc that come with the furnace ,I can not use gravity to heat my house the furnace is in a building and have to have the blower to push the heat in the house,it kicks on and off with the heat of the furnace

sorry thought it might have been in the basement
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Stove/Furnace Make: Englander