SteveZee wrote:Ha,ha,ha yep for sure. You see that nut is on the small size I think. Is that Blaschack? Or maybe the stove is on the egg size!
nortcan wrote:The fire pot beeing not very deep on these stoves could make burning stove more difficult but not shure of that????.
LsFarm wrote:Are you just experimenting with the stove size coal? or are you trying to get more heat out of the beautiful SunnySide stove?
That Stove coal is quite large, and the nut coal you show is about the size of most of my UAE Pea coal. So it's undersize Nut coal..
If you add Nut then top it off with stove that might work better, but your quantities are so small,, 8-10# of stove must be only a dozen pieced
of coal !!
I'm thinking the same as you, a miz may work better.
Rob R. wrote:nortcan wrote:The fire pot beeing not very deep on these stoves could make burning stove more difficult but not shure of that????.
You will have a tough time with stove size (the piece you have pictured looks to be "egg" size) coal in a firepot that small. I have some old books at home that recommend stove size for firepots 16" or larger in diameter. One brochure in my collection recommends it for 22" to 30" pots:
franco b wrote:Water on the coal will be evaporated and condense out in your chimney. not good for SS chimney.
Water inside the coal will turn to steam and the coal will pop as it explodes. Good dry coal has almost no pop and snap when it heats.
You don't know where your coal came from so can't compare it to other coal on the basis of water alone.
franco b wrote:I don't really know if hard coal will absorb water over time. To me it is obvious if the coal explodes and crackles excessively that it has a lot of internal water. How and when it got there I have no idea. Blashak that has dried for one year in my garage still pops and crackles while very dry in the bag Reading coal that has been bagged from the bulk supply by the dealer I buy from does not do this at all. Whether that moisture content was there from the mine or later I can't say. Maybe it is a property of that particular coal.