garyk2303 wrote:...8<... I am burning a brand new Harman Magnafire Elite insert with a 4x8 piece of pipe going about 4' into my chimney. The chimney I beleive is 4x8 ceramic all the way up. I burn this coal with two full turns of my draft knob open on the bottom of the stove. The coal looks like it is burning fine, however the thermometer struggles to get to 300 degrees? It has gone to 400 degrees already which is good. I shake the grates and load fresh coal in and the stove takes forever to draw up? ...>8
Are you going to entertain bids for to take the three ton out of your bin?
" brand new" ... From what you describe it sound as though you've got air leaking in from above the grates. This condition would siphon off draft that needs to draw air through he fire. It would allow the heat from the coal fire to leave the stove too fast and not allow enough time for heat to radiate out of the stove. Have you performed any test burns with other coals? Buy a few bags and give it a try.
I understand that STCP is providing LC&N coal this year at &190/ton. I've burned a few ton of LC&N that I picked up from here and there (suburban mining) and it's not bad but not as nice to use as UAE product.
Tell us more about your set up. Pictures also help.
- do you have a baro or an mpd?
- do you have a manometer to take draft readings of your chimney?
- could you please post your stove pipe temperatures during these troublesome burns?