Anthracite in stoker

Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: wyowa On: Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:02 pm

I accidentley aquirred (sp)12 bags of anthracite and my son loaded the hardin with it ,Is there anyway to burn this in the stoker. seems really hard to light and dont know if it will work any ideas please
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:17 pm

is it the right size for the stoker ?
if it's hard to light, it simply means it will give you back more heat once it's lit !
Using Charcoal with proper draft should be considered a good option to light it.
GeorgiePorgie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska, Harman, Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Stoker

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: wyowa On: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:32 pm

Yes I think it s sized right. Its what the called nut. Around wallnut sized or a bit smaller. I will try the charcoal and see how it works. Thanks
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker


Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:48 pm

Did you get it burning and making heat?? The anthracite will have different ash, and needs more time in the burn pot to fully burn.. You man need to adjust the feed.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: envisage On: Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:01 pm

I have a hand fed stove (Warm Morning Model 400), so I don't have any hands on experience with a stoker. Nevertheless, my understanding is that stokers only burn rice or buckwheat sized coal. I think nut is too big! :-O
envisage
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Werner Foundry 350a
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 400, Fire Boss Wood/Coal Hyrbrid
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat, Pea, Chestnut and Stove

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: wyowa On: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:20 am

Thanks for replys. Does not make make any differencw cant get it to light. Have been burning a 5 gallon bucket full in old pot stove for 2 days now. Stuff is more like a rock than coal. lol
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:10 pm

Dig out the burn pot except for a little coal on the bottom, take a short piece of either 2x4 or 2x6, cut or split it into splinters no larger than your finger. start a fire in the burnpot with paper and these slivers of wood, keep adding wood and pieces of coal, with the combustion fan running, this will really fan the flames, making a very hot fire to get the 'black rocks' to catch.. or you can start the fire with some bituminous coal and add the anthracite later after the Bit is burning well.

Sorry to hear about your problems.. with a surprise in a coal bag.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: wyowa On: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:11 am

Well really its my fault. They just said coal in a bag. Didnt think about what kind i was getting. Mabey i can find someone with a forge to sell it to,or buy a forge and start making wroughtiron things. At least i will be able to get some real coal Tomorrow $22 a ton self load at a local mine :D
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:33 pm

:lol: :lol: :shock: :D 'real coal' :lol: that's what you had in those bags !! If one of us put Bit coal in our anthracite stokers.. we'd have the fire department in, and have to repaint and reupholster the whole house !!!

Hope you get it burning soon.

BTW, don't toss out the
Black Rocks you can mix it in with that 'nasty' :lol: Bit coal and still bet some BTUs from it.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: rockwood On: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:23 pm

wyowa wrote:I accidentley aquirred (sp)12 bags of anthracite and my son loaded the hardin with it ,Is there anyway to burn this in the stoker. seems really hard to light and dont know if it will work any ideas please

Where did you get the bags of hard coal?
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Anthracite in stoker

PostBy: wyowa On: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:49 pm

I bought them from a place in casper called Porters,they sell stoves,hot tubs,etc. They never said what kind it was and I was at work had my son try to start stove.Im slowly mixing it in with the Bit to use it up. 12 bags at $10.86 a bag . It came from Blazshak (not sure how its spelled)in Pa.
wyowa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker