Berlin wrote:A bit coal used in a small stoker plant will likely have the attributes that are good for home heating. If it works out well for you I would get as much of that coal as you can and stockpile it.
As you've found out you'll want some overfire draft and if you're really loading it up for cooler weather you'll want to bank it a bit and make sure you have some glowing coals exposed to prevent puff-backs.
rockwood wrote:Is the smaller sized coal bituminous also? I bet it would work well in EFM and other underfeed stokers with the smaller diameter auger tube.
whistlenut wrote:I talked with these folks way back in May last year. The burn quality wasn't the issue, nor the cost, the real issue was how to remove it. Could NOT remove a roof section for crane access, nor could you even get a skid steer into the access halls, so after much thought i said this sounds great, but it isn't worth the aggregation to remove it in 5 gallon buckets...especially not 500 tons of Bit/Cannel type coal. All that glitters isn't gold..... My suggestion was to refire the boilers and use it up.