Nut Vs Pea

nut vs pea

PostBy: bugize On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:45 am

:shock: hey all I got a question,i been burning nut in my Harman mark3,i was wondering if there was any advantages to burning pea?...will it last longer?'s and cons?...i appreciate any and all is the same price per ton here.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark3

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:06 pm

The pea will burn a little slower with less heat, a lot of people use it to dampen or slow the fire overnight. It isn't the size of the chunk, but how much air can get between them that determines how fast it will burn. This is why stove coal (huge chunks) burns hotter and faster than nut size, pea would be even slower.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:29 pm

I agree with Coaledsweat. I'm using pea coal in my Mark I, I get much better burn times and it's easier to shovel. I get plenty of heat output with it as well. Try a bag or two of pea and compare it to nut sized. Everyone has their own preferences, of course.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

PostBy: EasyRay On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:27 pm

For many years I used nothing but nut. This year is the first time I decided to try pea and I like it so far. When it gets cold will be a good test. Pea definitely likes more air and when I shake I have to be careful not to dump my fire. I shake fast but not very far.

I forgot to tell you I have a Harman TLC 2000. with a blower. About 24,000 BTU's more than my old coal stove.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:33 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: bugize On: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:45 am

thx for the input guys...i may just buy a few bags to try.the only dealer in this area that sells both doesnt offer a bulk discount....5.99 a bag for 1 or 60..
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark3

Re: nut vs pea

PostBy: 73 starfire On: Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:43 pm

I recently put in an efel ambassador 420. I have been experimenting with bagged coal before I buy bulk by the ton. Pea coal burned longer, seemed to burn as hot by stove and stack temps as the nut coal. the pea is more user friendly as far as ashes go for some reason. With pea if I knifed the ashes at 11 pm the stove was happy till 9am the next morning. With nut I knifed at 11 pm and at 9am this morning the stove was cold. Heavy ash build up put the fire out and as far as ashes go one bag of nut made nearly as much ash as three bags of pea. Both were good coal not much stone or slate in the ash just more ash from the nut.
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Stove/Furnace Make: efel
Stove/Furnace Model: ambassador 420

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