How low can you go

How low can you go

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:57 pm

Crazy warm temps so wanted to see how low I can go on my Pocono and hold the fire and rekindle. 48 hours coal trol min 3 and fire holding - anyone ready to try two. In the next few days that will save me a nice pile of coal. Funny enough though above about 32 I really spill coal but tons of heat but no complaints. I know no two batches of coal are alike but I'm happy. :D
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:13 am

I can;t normally go below 6 due to drafting issues, especially if it's warm outside, it doesn't draft unless I have a bit of fire going. If it works for you, thats great.
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:48 am

I don't know what the 3 minute and 6 means, I have mine fully automatic, take a look.
Outside temperature almost 60
Inside the thermostat calling for 62 but it's 69 that's why the stove is idling
Glass temperature is 91.2
Body is 85.2
And exhaust is at 73

Sometimes I don't even see the flames,not even orange, but it always manages to restart.
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:35 am

That is the CoalTrol Settings (MIN/MAX), the question is about the MIN setting on the CoalTrol, it is NOT a MINUTE setting. It a % or seconds of ON/OFF times. The guys from coaltrol can probably explain it better.

(Georgie, we know you have your own control type system on yours)
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:24 am

Filled Hitzer 50-93 hopper Sun eve.--this AM it is about 1/2 down--still idleing along--ash door vents closed--back flap closed w/ one 5/16 drilled hole open--- manual damper2/3 closed--pulled out one full ash pan so far---has taken 3-4 shakes before getting good red line every 12 hrs---sure glad I don't live in Chicago today--or ever ;)
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Violin or Jukebox

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:28 pm

Fred,

The Hitzer sounds like a violin that if played correctly can be made to do great things. My Pocono is a jukebox, I just put the coin in and the music plays and plays. Brainpower is not my strong suit.
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:51 pm

CN,I think I just got a smart stove :lol: --plus alot of ideas I picked up right here on the FORUM from other 50-93 owners
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: pvolcko On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:37 am

Make sure you have a working CO detector going while you're doing these low MIN setting tests. As mentioned earlier in the thread, warm temps outside coupled with a natural draft chimney can lead to under drafting unless you have a larger than normal idle fire inside the stove. This depends entirely on how good your chimney drafts. If you're running a power venter then you should be okay. Also, make sure the gasket on the back of the grate is in good shape, broken or poor seal can result in hopper fire or near hopper fire regardless of drafting method or condition.
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:12 am

Yes! last year, I had the problem with moisture in the hopper when running low, found out the gaskets were bad around the stoker/blower/grates. Replaced everything and no problems after that.
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Re: How low can you go

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:35 am

I am grateful for the advice guys and thx. I actually have had it going on MIN 2 for 24 hours but it looked a little sick this morning and I thought I would be thrown out of the one match club but it fired up again but seemed to have to think about that for a while - MIN 2 is too close for regular operation I think but 3 is fine. I am using a power venter and I reckon that the coal I saved since the weekend pays for that motor going for a while.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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