Seems we're burning too much coal

Re: Seems we're burning too much coal

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:13 am

So it still seems that 2700 sq. ft. total, and 1600 of that being well insulated, using about 50 lbs. in 2 days was very good. We do plan on finishing the basement hopefully before next winter and will have it well insulated too. But even without insulation, the basement is really toasty, too toasty in fact. We will be getting 2 tons of coal delivered in a week, so we'll save more by not purchasing it in 50 lb. bags, too. The coal place told us that 3 tons should be fine with the Hyfire II and our sq. footage (they are familiar with LL and our stove), and we would probably have some left over at the end of the season. We can only buy 2 tons right now though. After reading everyone's usage, I feel reassured that we're not burning an excessive amount.

Someone mentioned our min setting perhaps being too low. We have a Coaltrol and factory settings were 6 and 40, we lowered to 4 but with max at 40 we had some burning coal being pushed off the grate, so were advised to try lowering max to 38 and see if that fixed the problem. It did! :)

This stove is so much better than using our woodburner, I'm so glad we switched. No more cutting, carrying firewood, inside mess, filling the stove twice a day with wood, etc. So much better!

Thanks again for your replies, guys!

Connie
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Re: Seems we're burning too much coal

PostBy: Pocono Newbies On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:07 am

Someone mentioned our min setting perhaps being too low.


Oooops, I meant our MAX setting being too low, not the MIN. :oops:
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Re: Seems we're burning too much coal

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:40 pm

The Max will vary per stove and you need to only check it when you are burning FULL 100% and FR=99, then check your burn plate.

Once you establish the FULL BURN RATE and your FR (Feed Rate) = 99, Check your ash at the end of the plate, if you have 1" or less, you are good at MAX=38.
If you have a more than 1" of ash or want to get a bit more fire, you can raise it a couple (40, 42, etc..). Just don't dump Hot Coals off the end, then you went too far. it takes a while to get it "Just Right".

I think I have mine set about Max 46. Mine will run about 1/2" of ash (or a little less) and almost dump coals, but doesn't. So, it's maxed out to me and getting the most burn on the plate.
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Re: Seems we're burning too much coal

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:14 pm

Now its real cold, Pocono TV 110,000 BTU (At #38)- 100# a day and a 50# day my with my DVC both working balls to the wall keeping my 7000 sq ft leak box that passes for a home warm....... Love that Anthracite - saving my ass. :partyhat:
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