Bit coal in a new VigII stove,

Re: Bit coal in a new VigII stove,

PostBy: newtocoaljon On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:57 am

That's good to know on the flu size, I do have 8" from the ceiling up but from the stove to the ceiling I have 10' of 6" and have wondered since I've read that others have been using 8" from the colar of the stove up. I going to get another foot of tripe wall to make the chimney taller and I think I'll get an adapter to go from the stove to 8" and then all the way up to the support box. Should I put an MPD in also?
newtocoaljon
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Castings
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant

Re: Bit coal in a new VigII stove,

PostBy: rockwood On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:47 pm

Opinions vary on this but I prefer not to use MPD when burning bituminous coal because they can catch lots of soot and plug up the flue.

It doesn't seem like you have excessive draft anyway because you're able to get a 15 hour burn while keeping the stove at 400 :)
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Bit coal in a new VigII stove,

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:23 pm

Big coal, big smoke pipe = nice fire.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy