LAST YEARS CLAYTON STOKER PROJECT

LAST YEARS CLAYTON STOKER PROJECT

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:37 pm

Hi Guys. Well I fired her up this week. She held to the summer weather quite well. This year, I bought a ton of Reading rice anthracite coal in the 50 lb bags. Here is my report last season. CLAYTON FURNACE WITH DUAL READING STOKERS

This is my report on using the Reading rice. I am impressed how well the Reading anthracite rice coal is performing. I think that it is performing more efficiently than the Reading anthracite buckwheat, that I strictly used last year. Here are some pictures.
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This time I have the combustion blower fan open all of the way and running continuously. The fire appears to be much cleaner and more blue. The heat also seems to be higher with less coal usage.
DOUG
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CHUBBY, D.S.MACHINE BOILER
Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600

Re: LAST YEARS CLAYTON STOKER PROJECT

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:41 pm

The outside temperature is 30 degrees. The inside temperature is 73 degrees. The feed rate is at 55 and the night time temperature setting is at 72 degrees.
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So far I'm very pleased. :)
DOUG
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CHUBBY, D.S.MACHINE BOILER
Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600

Re: LAST YEARS CLAYTON STOKER PROJECT

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:40 pm

Do you ever run both stokers? And do you run the combustion blower at 100% all the time or do you have it cut back when idling. I have been running my Harman with the fan cut back and it is much better. You can see the black coal in my driveway from before the change and very little after.

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

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Re: LAST YEARS CLAYTON STOKER PROJECT

PostBy: DOUG On: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:19 pm

Yes, I run both stokers at the same time, but only when one stoker can't keep up with the heat demand. That is when it stays a steady 20 degrees or lower outside. My house is 3700 sq.ft. So, I have a lot of area to keep warm. I've been playing around with the combustion air and it seems that as long as I'm above idle, the combustion air can be wide open. It is at an idle speed that I have to lower the combustion air, so the fire doesn't go out.

I generally hand fire if it is above 40 degrees. I have another Clayton sitting right next to the stoker Clayton, ducted into the same duct work plenum, to handle either light loads, free wood, or very cold below zero temperatures, together with the stoker Clayton being fired at the same time. It is an awesome seen to view when everything is firing on those below zero nights, with the wind chill at -20, and you can run around the house in nothing but your underwear. The kids and the wife love it.

Constant coal fired heat is so much more comfortable than the on heat and off heat of the conventional fuels. Stay always warm, keep American workers receiving a pay check, by burning American anthracite, in American made coal appliances! :idea: :)
DOUG
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CHUBBY, D.S.MACHINE BOILER
Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600

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