Coal Newbie!

Coal Newbie!

PostBy: newtocoalJG On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:58 pm

Hi, hope you can answer a few questions I have. First, what is the difference btw. rice coal and chstnut coal besides size? Are there any automatic stoker stoves that can burn wood? Thanks, Josh
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Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:30 pm

Why are you double posting. That is a no no in any forum.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: newtocoalJG On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:21 pm

traderfjp wrote:Why are you double posting. That is a no no in any forum.



Uh, very sorry did not know. just wanted to get a chance for the whole board to reply -was not sure if I was doing it right. So am I scorned or can you answer my questions?
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Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:35 pm

I really don't have an answer. I believe the only difference is size and how they burn.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: newtocoalJG On: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:46 pm

OK, thanks.
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Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:02 am

The difference between them is just the size. Different stoves call for different size coal. Sometimes in a stoker you can burn maybe one other size. As far as burning wood in a stoker stove, that is not possible. If you wanted a stove to burn wood, you would have to get a hand fired combination that will burn wood or coal.

Jeff
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:24 am

Rice is very small (3/8" approx) and chestnut is much bigger. They burn the same, Coal is Coal.

It all depends on your stove type, most if not all Stokers burn Rice, some can burn Buckwheat (slightly bigger), the hand fed stoves burn the larger Stove, Nut, etc...

Just search for COAL SIZE

http://nepacrossroads.com/kb/Anthracite_Coal
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: TimW On: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:14 am

As a 'coal newbie'... finishing my first week of burning coal, let me say hello and welcome! This site is pretty awesome. It's full of information! While it can be tempting to just 'ask away'... there is considerable benefit to resisting the urge to ask and to dig in and keep searching the site and reading the 'conversations'. You will grow in leaps and bounds with regard to both specific and general knowledge about your questions and coal burning in general. You'll also get exposed to the types of questions and concerns folks are coming up against for your future reference. It takes some effort and discipline to read through the previous postings... but again... its well worth it!

Are you investigating and working through the decision between heat fuel choices? oil, firewood, wood pellet, corn, COAL? :D
I've only known oil... but I did alot of digging and thinking and I'm glad to have come to a place of choosing coal. Can you get by with a centralized heat source (great for a stove) or do you need good heat distribution (forced air or hot water baseboard). My home is spread out and not conducive to heating from a stove, so I chose to go with a boiler and the existing hot water baseboard.

Keep searching and keep asking for help/advice. These guys are great... even and especially when the direct you to past postings. :lol:
TimW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S130 Coal Stoker Boiler

Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:23 am

Tim, sounds like you know what a forum is all about and how to search thru all the great info found here. :clap:
Don't be afraid to ask a question if you can't find an answer easily. Lots of times a member will point you to an answer by providing the link where it was previously discussed. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: irishyankee On: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:27 am

Hi Coal Newbie, I too am new to this great site. I have a NY WC 130, that I don't think is working to full efficiency. I have been burning wood, but tried coal the other day for the first time. Not happy with the results. I had a nice bed of coals and put the coal ontop. The next morning I had unburned coal and my shaker is stuck in the open position.

Is there an area on the forum that might address just this type of wood coal boiler?

Thanks
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Re: Coal Newbie!

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:35 am

IrishYankee - Ask your question in the "Hand Fired Section", that is what it's for.

Also, post HOW you are trying to burn coal, shaking, draft settings, etc....you need draft under the coal and the proper size of coal. Most Woods burning stoves, are not good coal stoves. It can be done, but do your reading.....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon