Should I Use Rice Coal?

should I use rice coal?

PostBy: tearrah On: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:06 am

I have a Harman mark 2 and have been using chestnut coal. Someone suggested I try rice coal instead. Anyone know how it will work in my hand fired stove? Harman advertises it can use pea, nut, and stove coal but no mention of rice coal.

Visit Hitzer Stoves

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:46 am

No, it's too small and will fall through the grates. I do have a customer that purchases 4 ton of nut and one ton rice. He throws a couple of shovel fulls of rice over the fire at night to dampen it off. Beside that there would be no use in a hand fired stove.

As far as your stove goes the three sizes listed largest first, Stove, Nut and Pea can be used. The smaller the coal the easier it is to control. Pea is about the size of quarter, Stove is about the size of baseball.

You can mix them as well, many of my customers use range which is mixture of pea and nut.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: lime4x4 On: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:31 am

i agree use a mixture. My grandmother got coal from a guy that mixes stove coal with pea and nut. But then again she was still using coal stoves from the 1930's.