FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

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FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:36 am

Just burned my first load of UAE last night and wanted to post my findings.It does have a lot of fines in it but that doesn't seem to effect the way it burns.It's about 90% or 95% of the heat that Superior has,that puts it 2nd in the heat category for all the coals I've burned and over the past few years that's about 10 coals!It lights up fast,like Superior BUT it is the first true low ash coal I've burned.Last night I put in 3 coal buckets(about 75 lbs.) and this morning got 1 ash pan of ash.All of the other coals I've burned made 1.5 or 2 ash pans of ash with the same load.Also no clinkers,shake down was EZ.It burned to a granular dust and with a USS furnace shake down is a major concern.All in all this is my new favorite coal.I was surprised that a coal with that much red ash didn't make clinkers.

I have a question for All of you UAE burners out there.Is this coal consistent from year to year?

One other thing,Thanks J.C. for all your posts over the years.All of your analysis of coal have been spot on and I now see why you burn this coal in the spring and fall.
DON
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:49 pm

BIG BEAM wrote:Just burned my first load of UAE last night and wanted to post my findings.It does have a lot of fines in it but that doesn't seem to effect the way it burns.It's about 90% or 95% of the heat that Superior has,that puts it 2nd in the heat category for all the coals I've burned and over the past few years that's about 10 coals!It lights up fast,like Superior BUT it is the first true low ash coal I've burned.Last night I put in 3 coal buckets(about 75 lbs.) and this morning got 1 ash pan of ash.All of the other coals I've burned made 1.5 or 2 ash pans of ash with the same load.Also no clinkers,shake down was EZ.It burned to a granular dust and with a USS furnace shake down is a major concern.All in all this is my new favorite coal.I was surprised that a coal with that much red ash didn't make clinkers.

I have a question for All of you UAE burners out there.Is this coal consistent from year to year?

One other thing,Thanks J.C. for all your posts over the years.All of your analysis of coal have been spot on and I now see why you burn this coal in the spring and fall.
DON

Been burning it all winter since Dec 8th The coal will be more consistent then other's because they only mine in one vein of coal Lykens # 2 The ash content does and can change a little from 04 to 08 it was always 6 To 7% Now it will be 7.5% up to 10.6% It does have fines it is not a true wet breaker more of a dry breaker It will clinker up if to much air is given

Like with all red ash coal. It does not have the high Iron content in it as Superior coal has so the clinkers will be softer
they break up easy in hand It will always burn up into a powder in a Hand fed stove The btu's are 13.500 per lb give or take a hundred per lb Superior runs between 13.600 to 13.800 per lb Sometimes more or less enjoy the warmth & ease of using it
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: mcrchap On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:04 pm

What is UAE. Is "Harmony' the one in Mt Carmel?
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:50 pm

Yep that's the stuff

I have some new observations with respect to this coal now that I've burned it for a few days.It does make clinkers when I run the furnace over 400*(stack temp 200*)They are hard enough so they won't go through the grates but I just pick them out when I shake down.I just pop them up through the coal bed with a 3/8" hook I made up for the Superior coal I burned last year.EZ for me to do but it may be a problem for some of you.The ash is dark brown,kinda neat looking.I'll post more when I know more
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:55 pm

I liked burning the UAE in the fall and spring. Used the Superior in the winter when temps where low outside and I wanted it warm inside. Yep ya just can't say enough about the help that fella J.C. gives us :)
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:57 pm

BIG BEAM wrote:Yep that's the stuff

I have some new observations with respect to this coal now that I've burned it for a few days.It does make clinkers when I run the furnace over 400*(stack temp 200*)They are hard enough so they won't go through the grates but I just pick them out when I shake down.I just pop them up through the coal bed with a 3/8" hook I made up for the Superior coal I burned last year.EZ for me to do but it may be a problem for some of you.The ash is dark brown,kinda neat looking.I'll post more when I know more
DON

To much air going in try backing down the air if you can with your stove it will stop the big clinkers in a hand fed stove there coal always burns to a powder do you have a Combustion fan on it if so try burning with out it on and use the air knob on ash door to control your air also if you have the two baffel plates in it take the front one out and move the back one into the middel across the front and back rails you will get a better draft with that unit on coal
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:06 pm

No combustion fans J.C,natural draft.All draft through the coal bed.I run my draft high .06-.08 and in the real cold weather .1.In this weather 25* nights and 35* days I run a stack temp of 200*-250* and a stove temp of 400*-450*.I understand what you mean with the baffle but I think my 1.5 story masonry chimney has great draft.
DON
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:45 pm

BIG BEAM wrote:No combustion fans J.C,natural draft.All draft through the coal bed.I run my draft high .06-.08 and in the real cold weather .1.In this weather 25* nights and 35* days I run a stack temp of 200*-250* and a stove temp of 400*-450*.I understand what you mean with the baffle but I think my 1.5 story masonry chimney has great draft.
DON

Good I am glad you use the Natural draft control / air knob because the combustion fan kits they sell for your stove is a Joke first the fan is above the grates good for wood & soft coal but not for Anthracite second them baffle plates are good for wood but not for coal restricts the draft flow to much the stove burns better with one in the middel instead of
two up top front and back helps the stove breathe better
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Re: FIRST EVER LOAD OF UAE HARMONY

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:29 pm

I'm just nearing the end of the 4,100 lbs. of buck I bought back around Dec. 12, I plan to be heading out for another load in a week or so. I'm completely satisfied with it. In the Alaska I have always had some unburnt coal in the ashpan, the same is true with this coal. I have sifted it out and thrown it on top of the fire in the Harman, but what looks like a lot in the ashpan isn't always so, it's really not worth the time it takes to sift through a mess of ash and end up with a coffee can of coal, still I hate to throw it in the ash piles.

I'm burning Harmony nut in the Harman I bought on Jan. 09, this coal burns great! It is low ash, responds fast, and produces a medium red ash. I get lots of powdery ash and some pieces, but I may be shaking it a little too much. I haven't poked up through the grates since I started burning it.
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