HELP FOR A NEW GUY

HELP FOR A NEW GUY

PostBy: skanee On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:42 pm

Hi all,frist i would to thank you all for all the info. on coal burning stoves.This forum gave me the confidence to try a coal stove,not too many coal user in michigans upper peninsula.I have a uesd channing 3 vented up a good block chimney.I bought a manomiter, hooked it up and on a low fire (#2) it only moved right two lines betwen zero and .10 is this ok? i used about 40lb. of coal my frist 26hr.on low (good/bad?) it is windy out now and the baro is moving alot but it does not move alot when the wind is calm.it's not too cold out now about 20/40. Any info. would help out. thanks bruce.
skanee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: CHANNING III

Re: HELP FOR A NEW GUY

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:11 pm

That sounds like .020, (if there are 5 lines between zero and one, it would be .020 per line. 10 lines would be .010 per line)which should be about right if that is a stoker running low to mid range. A hand fired would probably be happier with a little more draft. When cranking the heat out, you may be up around .04-.05. You should set the baro to the manufactures specs for that unit.

I think your fine with 40#, I'll burn about twice that at those temps in my boiler.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: HELP FOR A NEW GUY

PostBy: skanee On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:54 pm

Coaledswest,thanks eh.This forum and all of you have been alot of help with this new (to me)heat you call coal. I hope more guys around here find out how easy it is to use coal (alot better then wood i feel) and less $$$ then oil or gas.I am in the land of wood burners, this going to be interesting, if i can turn my buddies on to burning the black rock.thanks all
skanee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALASKA
Stove/Furnace Model: CHANNING III


Re: HELP FOR A NEW GUY

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:28 pm

skanee wrote: I hope more guys around here find out how easy it is to use coal (alot better then wood i feel) and less $$$ then oil or gas.


It's less that wood too if you're paying for it, only way wood is cheaper is you cut and split it yourself. That's a lot of work though.There's thread here: what's this "good luck with that bill" BS?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite