How much coal on grate

How much coal on grate

PostBy: Bity454 On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:01 pm

Just purchased a used pionner stove and will be stating it up in a couple of days, wondering how much coal on the grate? Do i cover all air holes or start back further so unburnt coal wont get pushed off of the grate. New to a stoker have been burnning harman sf250 stove in entrance & hitzer 82 furnacein basement. Thanks for the help ERIC
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 dual paddle
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Re: How much coal on grate

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:57 pm

Air, like water, will take the path of least resistance. If there's open holes on the grate, most of the air pressure from the combustion fan will follow that path if theres something like the coal you're trying to start blocking some of the other holes.
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Re: How much coal on grate

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:21 pm

Make sure your Set temp is LOWER or equal to the ROOM temp before starting the stove, so it doesn't overfeed, once you get a line of hot coals and ash at the front edge, you can start raising your temp by a couple degrees at a time...and let it catch up..coal is slow in responding, so it may take and hour or so to raise it a degree or two.

you can start it with coal about half to 3/4 full on the grates, it will fill in as it feeds, but once you get it started, it will flare up quite a bit while it's getting burning and until you start to get ash at the end of the grate and it settles down, some coals may fall off the end at the beginning, maybe 45mins to and hour or so to start to see the ash...don't panic, just let the Coaltrol take control.


Good luck!! Getting that time of the year ! :)
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Re: How much coal on grate

PostBy: Bity454 On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:51 am

Thanks wny worked perfect, good fire first try think im going to like this stove : )
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 dual paddle
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisureline pioneer
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Good looking wife : )

Re: How much coal on grate

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:55 pm

Great!!! Glad to be of assistance...

just remember to make small changes and let everything catch up and equalize..... :)

Stay Warm!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
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Re: How much coal on grate

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:55 pm

Great!!! Glad to be of assistance...

just remember to make small changes and let everything catch up and equalize..... :)

Stay Warm!
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Visit Leisure Line Stove