soot in house

soot in house

PostBy: runner On: Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:43 pm

is there a special air filter to use with a stoker anthracite furnace? :x

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:28 pm

if you have black dust in your home from anthricite, it is COAL DUST not soot. one creates this coal dust from being somewhat careless in handling coal. when you dump coal, move it, shevol it etc. if you are not carefull you will creat dust, simply modify the way in which you handle coal to minimize and eliminate the dust. no it is not really harmfull over a short period, however, it can and should easily be eliminated, there is no reason why you should have coal dust, soot, or ash etc. throughout the home. modify the way you do things to fix this problem.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

PostBy: italia899 On: Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:00 pm


Berlin is 100% right (as usual and to my benefit in the past, thanks!).

I too was getting black dust in my house around the stove (windows, coffee table, curtains (girlfriend was pissed about that). I didn't understand b/c I was and am very careful when handling ashes; but realized I was not so careful when I shoveled the "dry" nut coal from the 5 gallon bucket into the firebox. This was all confirmed after I read Berlin's and others' replies on this topic and received a new coal delivery that was wet from snow.

My advice: dampen the coal (it has not affected my burn, the coal actually seems to catch faster after reload) and be careful shoveling or throwing coal from the container to the firebox.
Stove/Furnace Make: Brunco
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearthglow