Lignite Coal

Lignite Coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:52 pm

Planing on using this in me Hintzer 82
Does or donts using this coal.
Coal coming from center North Dakota.
Any special things to do when loading ?
Can i get a 12 hr burn before shaking the grates?
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: sub-bit pea, kentky 2 x 6 bit

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:50 pm

Don't be afraid to experiment. I personaly don't have experience with lignite, but send me a couple of hundred pounds and we will learn together! :D I burn bit regularly in my Harmon Mark III. :)
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:02 pm

Lignite is very volatile, I would think the chance of a BOOOOM when
you open the door would be almost certain. Let us know how it
works out.

Tom
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II


Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:20 am

it's not the volitile content that causes the puffs, it's the specific volitles involved such as the carbon monoxide gas, hydrogen gas, and large amount of acetylene thats is produced by burning most bituminous coals among other gases and obtaining the right mix w/ oxygen. Remember wood is about 60% volitle matter. lignite is usually much less prone to "puffs" than bituminous or anthracite. however, any fuel being burned under low oxygen conditions such as are found in any relatively airtight appliance will puff or flashback shortly after loading during a hot fire if you open the loading door; since there's no reason to do so, just don't open the loading door right after loading a fresh load of fuel into the stove. as i mentioned, however, lignite is not more prone to this, but less. Lignite is an excellent fuel in the way that it burns and ease of use, however it's only real downside is that it's much less dense than other types of coal. a 12 hour burn might be possible if the firebox is loaded as full as possible.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:00 pm

When adding Any bit or lignite to an existing fire, always leave a red spot of burning coal this will allow for an ignition source to help burn off volitiles. This will help limit puff backs. also get the fire hot before adding more coal.
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:09 am

My deliver showed up.
I got 5 ton of lignit coal (lump) from North Dakota.
Cant wait to get the chimney done to try this out.

The coal was cheap $26.00 a ton but shipping brought cost up to $85.00 a ton.
Still cheaper than propane $1.75 a gallon right now.
Would take 1,000 gallons on a typical year of propane :(
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: sub-bit pea, kentky 2 x 6 bit

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:12 am

Where are you located? Just wondering about shipping distance. I'm too far myself but curious just the same. Almost moved to SD 2 years ago. Liked it a lot but wife said no.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: casino_boy On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:25 am

I live just north of the Clear Lake exit on I-29.
South of Watertown SD.
Im going to place a add to see if I can sell more of this for $125.00 a ton.
I can get all i want it comes from Center North Dakota.
Me and a another guy got 15 ton with hopes of selling it.
Just dont know how many people around here can burn it.
casino_boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Htzer 82 FA
Coal Size/Type: sub-bit pea, kentky 2 x 6 bit

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:31 pm

Can you send some of it to eastern Pa. I like to experiment with anything. :)
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:39 pm

lignite burns like peat, anyone with a wood furnace, outdoor boiler, fireplace or stove w/ ashpan should be able to burn it just fine.

I wish I had lignite closer to me, i've burned some and like they way it burns, it's too bad it has such a low btu/lb, it's not worth the fuel spent trucking it from there to WNY.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:43 pm

It's one step up from peat. The next step is sub-bituminous. Makes sense.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Lignite Coal

PostBy: sharkman8810 On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:31 pm

Has anyone burnt bituminous in a hitzer 82 ul, or know if you can?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 82 ul
Coal Size/Type: nut
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 82 u.l.