newbie...need direction

newbie...need direction

PostBy: ryan87gn On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:29 pm

Hey Guys,

I live in the Akron area. Purchased an outdoor woodburning furnace a few years ago. Considering using more coal this year than wood. I had a ton of coal delivered from Church's Coal in Akron a week or so ago. Snow is a flyin' so it's time to switch from my woodburner in the house to the outdoor furnace. The furnace is supposed to be capable of burning coal. I could use some tips. The coal I have is mostly in larger chunks. My understanding is to light a normal wood fire and get some hot coals, then layer the actual coal in layers on top. Looking for direction if I have anything wrong, or if there are ways to burn more efficiently. My access to wood is getting less and less, thus wanting to use coal. Any help would be great. I am searching the forum for tips as well. Thanks! :D
ryan87gn
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Nature's Comfort
Stove/Furnace Model: 250

Re: newbie...need direction

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:31 pm

Do a search in the HAND FED STOVE Section,

First, Do you have SHAKER GRATES and UNDER FIRE draft control, coal needs air from underneath, you need to check that first.

If you can, Post the MRF/Brand and/or a picture of your setup.
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

Re: newbie...need direction

PostBy: ryan87gn On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:45 pm

Do a search in the HAND FED STOVE Section, Thanks, will do

First, Do you have SHAKER GRATES and UNDER FIRE draft control, coal needs air from underneath, you need to check that first. I don't believe I have shaker grates. Yes on the under fire draft control.

If you can, Post the MRF/Brand and/or a picture of your setup. It's a Nature's Comfort, model 250

Appreciate your reply.
ryan87gn
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Nature's Comfort
Stove/Furnace Model: 250


Re: newbie...need direction

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:48 pm

Sounds like you may be using bituminous as well which does burn differently than anthracite. Make sure which type you intend to burn before going forward. My understanding is the bituminous coal can be easier to light but may or may not be the best for your furnace. I've never burned bituminous myself but many folks on the board have and some use it regularly.
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: newbie...need direction

PostBy: ryan87gn On: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:53 pm

Well, I've got a ton and a half of I don't know what. The place I bought from (only place that is remotely close) said they sell Kentucky something and anthracite. I have a call into them to see what I got. Thanks.
ryan87gn
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Nature's Comfort
Stove/Furnace Model: 250

Re: newbie...need direction

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:01 am

Well,Ryan,have you made any progress ?
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: newbie...need direction

PostBy: wawrd1 On: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:26 pm

Ryan,
I'm burning Kentucky Lump in my natures comfort 325G. Working great, if you get this get back in the game, I’ll share my experience.
Rick
wawrd1
 
Other Heating: Natures Comfort 325G Outdoor wood/coal boiler