Coal in ash

Coal in ash

PostBy: jason15 On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:43 pm

I have noticed in recent weeks there has been
More coal in my ash I have a Alaska Channing III
I use their Controll which is a solid state timer
With settings 1-6 that adjust my feed I have no
Other Controlls other than my combustion fan which
Runs 100% all the time and my blower motor.
Any ideas why this would happen? My stove is still
Burning nice and hot just seems like some coal isn't being
Used.
jason15
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Coal in ash

PostBy: Boots On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:35 pm

i think that is normal, to an extent. did you recently change coal suppliers?
Boots
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6 In the basement........
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101

Re: Coal in ash

PostBy: jason15 On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:22 pm

No same supplier. I just wasn't sure if I was missing
Something with the stove. I cleaned everything out everything
Works. I don't know how much of a variance the solid state timers have
I don't know if mine is advancing to quick and the coal doesn't
Have enough time to burn before it cycles again?
jason15
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

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Re: Coal in ash

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:42 pm

Maybe you need to clean fines out of the grate?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal in ash

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:55 pm

it's typical with most stoves, you will always have some unburnt regular coal in your ash.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Coal in ash

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:27 am

you'll see more unburnt coal in warmer temps compared to colder temps.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Coal in ash

PostBy: jason15 On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:57 am

Thanks I wasn't aware of that and the temps have been higher.
jason15
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

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