Need more knowledge on burning soft coal

Re: Need more knowledge on burning soft coal

PostBy: coaldan On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:38 pm

well i just got some nut coal from valier and so far its doing great. It seems really clean not a bunch op fine . I am not sure how much i can load it up to make it last longer.
coaldan
 
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Re: Need more knowledge on burning soft coal

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:20 am

ive had that happen twice now. Once when I closed the damper to quickly, and second I went out and tapped my chim w/ claw hammer :hammer: and must have been cresote in there from me burning wood, when it started falling inside the chim, I heard a big POOF and the wife started yelling :blowup: :bop:

BTW, my chim is a piece of well casing :up:
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Re: Need more knowledge on burning soft coal

PostBy: valley trash On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:17 am

After getting a good coal fire going find some hardwood logs equal to the length of your box and place them on both sides of the box. Load up the middle with a lot of bit. Once that has caught and the blue ladies are dancing throw a few junk rotten pieces of wood where you can. This method has given me close to a 15 hr burn at times. The burnt out wood makes it easy to throw in some new bit and get it going again. Upon waking up and getting the fire active just repeat for the same results. Simple.
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Re: Need more knowledge on burning soft coal

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:25 am

Is the valier coal still burning well for you? any pics :)
Berlin
 
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