stoker-man wrote:In a perfect hand-fired world your coal would turn to complete ash. You'd have to stoke the fire at the perfect moment and only poke ash through the grates leaving all embers above the grate.
In reality, you're poking/shaking the ash, letting hot coal and unburned coal fall through the grates, and adding new coal at the same time.
From what I've seen, a properly running stoker burns coal much more efficiently than a hand-fired unit.
k9 Bara wrote:Well, I moved the air back. In talking with Coal Berner, (the goto coal guy ) He gave me some tips, and suggestions. He also pointed out that there on the board already. lol
But yes, the burn is much better than any of my other stokers. When I dump the ash, and ck the pile after it rains there is hardly any black unburnt pieces. Unlike with the stoves. The bottom feed, and the bell style pot has me sold.