woodstove

woodstove

PostBy: eggie On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:29 pm

hi everyone, I know nothing about coal, I burn a lot of wood at the hunting camp, I have a woodstove I would like to know if I could put some coal on top of the hot wood coals and if so how should I do it ? thanks for any info.
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Re: woodstove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:16 pm

To burn coal properly and safely, you should do it in a stove meant for coal. Coal needs air from underneath, not on top like wood. That means shaker grates and an air inlet under the fire. I have an old Fisher stove that says it's rated for coal but it won't burn in it, at least not anthracite. Bitmuminous may work.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

Re: woodstove

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:29 pm

coalkirk wrote:To burn coal properly and safely, you should do it in a stove meant for coal. Coal needs air from underneath, not on top like wood. That means shaker grates and an air inlet under the fire. I have an old Fisher stove that says it's rated for coal but it won't burn in it, at least not anthracite. Bitmuminous may work.


See my Fisher Stove thread, I have one also. There is no underfire air source on it, maybe your's is different.
CoalHeat
 
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