burn temps

burn temps

PostBy: willi On: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:28 pm

Is it possible to have to much air blown into the coal bed making it burn ineffecient.I turn my blower feed down and get hotter temps coming from my hot air vent.I'm new at burning coal 2months now so I'm still playing around.

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:55 pm

Yes, sometimes too much air just blows the heat up the chimney. As always, different units have different nuances. Anthracite adds a serious education to their learning curve.
I'm not even sure, but the ideal air setting/heat output has something to do with the overfire draft (just above the burning coal).
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: ginski On: Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:35 pm

a barometric damper also keeps less heat from your stove going up the chimney---keeping your home warmer and saving coal consumption.
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum stoker