stove coal question

stove coal question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:04 pm

How well does stove coal burn in hand fired stoves?
RLB112
 
Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:07 pm

depends on what stove




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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:11 pm

It's in a Clayton wood/coal furnace. I burned nut last year in it and it worked out nice.
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

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Re: stove coal question

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:14 pm

not familiar with that model, stove does burn nice though, tried it in the ds only thing was could not use hopper wouldn't feed. Temps were higher from air passing through coal bed more readily.


Eric
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: RLB112 On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:19 pm

I was thinking the same thing about it burning hotter. Maybe I could cut it with half nut.
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Stove/Furnace Make: clayton and stewart oak
Stove/Furnace Model: clayton and stewart oak 270

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Burned both last year and seems stove size burned hotter for a shorter time, I think I'm staying with 'nut, shorter reaction times to adjustments and longer burn time which means less tending to the stove.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:17 pm

It really depends on the air flow. If you can ensure that the air is coming up thru the coal, then you will get a good burn no matter what the size of coal.
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Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-250

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:56 am

Agree that it really depends on the stove but I didn't find much difference between stove and nut in my Cylinder or the cookstove although the cooker burned the nut a bit longer. Of the 6 tons bulk I bought this year, its 4 stove and 2 nut mixed together. Last year's nut seemed on the small size to me (Blaschak).
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: duck On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Years back we started out with a Colebrookdale brand new - dealer said pea or nut coal. We have marginal draft from an outside north wall chimney and it seemed to take forever to get rolling. Two years later we switched to stove coal made a great improvement. I suggested stove coal to people I knew many tried it and some mixed nut and stove. I wish our Hitzer would feed stove coal I would be happy but we are back to nut. Try it I think you'll like it
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 95
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer E-Z Flo 30-95

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:36 pm

I burn it every year. Previously in a Harman Mk I, now a Mk II.

I use it because in the dead of winter, I couldn't get enough heat for a long enough period of time with nut.

The stove allowed me to get +- 10hrs between tendings and still keep the house at the temp I wanted.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:21 pm

RLB112 wrote:How well does stove coal burn in hand fired stoves?



I also have a Clayton :D burned nut in mine too, love it!! I didn't try Stove size BUT I did have some nut that varied in size from two different suppliers. I noticed the smaller nut takes longer to react when tending the furnace than the larger size. Although, I agree with the post above that duration of burn and heat output is more determined by the amount of draft feeding it..
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:04 pm

I seem to remember a thread on this forum where people compared them for overall temp and length of burn. I found it an interesting read. Not that great at citing threads here. Sorry.
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Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
Stove/Furnace Model: SF-250

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: DennisH On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:13 pm

After getting 18 hour burn times vice 12 hour max with nut coal, I bought four skids of stove coal to use this year. We'll see how it does!
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: DennisH On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:14 pm

After getting 18 hour burn times vice 12 hour max with nut coal, I bought four skids of stove coal to use this year. We'll see how it does!
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: stove coal question

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:14 pm

Here's the load of 4stove/2nut that I just got delivered today. Always feel good when the coals in the bin.
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