Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

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Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: BennyLumpkin On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:48 pm

Got two loads of rice coal. One for me and one for my grandfather. I use a Keystoker KA6 and he's using a Harmon Stoker Boiler. Both of us are getting probably 60% ash. I'm running about 3-4 5 gallon buckets in a day, and all but overflowing my factory ash bucket. I just installed this boiler so I'm pretty sure I have it set up right....I'm around 13 turns on the red nut but I need t get a draft gauge to check my draft...may be a bit excessive. His Harmon he's had 3 years and this is the highest ash output he's had. Is there something about our setups or is it the coal? Very few klinkers....just large clumpy ash....very little dusty ash. Thanks for any help.
BennyLumpkin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA6

Re: Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:53 pm

Ash content is normally measured by weight, not volume. If you are burning 4 5-gallon pails of rice coal per 1-bushel ash tub, that isn't unheard of. I suspect your ash has a lot of small clinkers, which makes it take up more space.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: BennyLumpkin On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:55 pm

I'll measure my next input and output.
BennyLumpkin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA6

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Re: Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:00 pm

If both of you are getting poor results with different boilers, I bet it is the coal.

Someone else posted problems:

Nut coal from Split Vein?
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: BennyLumpkin On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:56 am

Weighed my input and output of coal and ash and found I'm almost 31% ash back....clumpy with very little fly ash.
BennyLumpkin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA6

Re: Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:11 am

Split Vein specializes in "reclaimed coal." Mostly from the old Glenn Burn culm bank in Shamokin. There was a reason that it was discarded back in the day.

There is nothing wrong with your equipment. It's their coal. It's loaded with rock, trash, and dirt. 60% plus ash is not unheard of with reclaimed coal.

It's cheap and you will get what you pay for.

Cheap coal= lots of ash=very hard to burn. When I tried burning the rice coal it wouldn't even burn. I had to mix it 25/75 with good coal from either Harmony in Mt. Carmel or Lenigs. If you don't mind cleaning it yourself and emptying the ash bucket 5 times more than normal buy the cheap cheap reclaimed coal.

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Anthracite Coal Co ( Split Vein Coal Co ) Rt. 61 Shamokin Pa

PostBy: BennyLumpkin On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:13 pm

I'm most definitely not going back there. Th BTU output is low and ash output is high.....just not happy with the product.
BennyLumpkin
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA6

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