"Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

"Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:11 pm

After doing some extensive reading of older posts here on the bitty forum, I found something that seems to work great in my DS Machine. I added the Basement #4 door to get secondary air, but it isn't heated secondary air. This being the case, the stove has only limited capability to burn off volatiles.

I was reading a Popular Mechanics article that was referenced in an old post. The "Nut and Slack" method they described seems to work really well, and gives a good use for those fines :idea:

http://books.google.com/books?id=S9YDAA ... rea&f=true

It's a little more work than dumping anthracite down the hopper, but I'll do a little extra work for half the price!!! :D This is giving nice, controlled burns and not much smoke.
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: "Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:37 pm

Cool stuff LD - funny though at first glance I thought it said "Nut and Sack" :woot:
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PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:51 pm

Good find. Thanks for posting it.
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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)


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PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:49 pm

I aggree the larger the coal the harder it is to control. I burn a mix of coal 5" to chicken egg size. If put too much large coal in it rages and if theres too much small it sits there and smolders.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

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PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:43 pm

Looks like a wood fire to me :gee: JK, glad someone found a way to enjoy that stuff :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: "Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:32 pm

carlherrnstein wrote:I aggree the larger the coal the harder it is to control. I burn a mix of coal 5" to chicken egg size. If put too much large coal in it rages and if theres too much small it sits there and smolders.

I use a mix of coal similar to what you're doing but larger coal does fine too (with my particular stoves and chimneys).

Any coal that is slack/stoker sized goes to the stoker. I wish more members of this forum would try bituminous in a stoker, it works very well.
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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)

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PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:06 pm

rockwood wrote:Any coal that is slack/stoker sized goes to the stoker. I wish more members of this forum would try bituminous in a stoker, it works very well.


I would love to have a stoker fired boiler.... My house has cast iron baseboard and radiators that are currently not being used, and half of my house (side by side duplex) I rent out and that is on an oil fired boiler... As cheap as bit coal is, I could run that off of a stoker boiler too and just include heat in the rent $$

I was under the impression though that all of the bit stoker manufacturers were no longer producing new units.
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

Re: "Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:46 pm

Will Burt is still building a quality underfeed bituminous stoker unit, http://www.willburt.com/manufacturing-s ... r-stokers/
This unit will need to be paired with a boiler, the most economical might be a used EFM boiler.
Pease feed and coal deals in bituminous stokers and boilers, http://peasefeedandcoal.com/Easy-Clean-Boiler.html not sure if they are currently in production.
Probalby should start a new thread on this subject if you want to continue
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
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Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: "Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:37 pm

Lightning wrote:Cool stuff LD - funny though at first glance I thought it said "Nut and Sack" :woot:


I probably would have seen it like that the first time, too, LOL :whistle:
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100

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PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:31 pm

Short Bus wrote:Will Burt is still building a quality underfeed bituminous stoker unit, http://www.willburt.com/manufacturing-s ... r-stokers/


I emailed Will-Burt. It appears they have discontinued manfacturing stokers. I attached my email conversation :
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PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:15 pm

Im not really surprised with the current idiot in office I predict bit coal will not be availble in the near future.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: "Nut and Slack" method for hand firing bit

PostBy: Short Bus On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:10 pm

ouch!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

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PostBy: Op4_camper On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:32 pm

BS
yes he's a clueless idiot,
but coal isn't going anywhere.

Electric prices will soar (more then they have) Out here Somerset Pa it would shut down everything. I mean everything theres nothing left. 11 miles of bethlehem steal long gone. Lockheed martin slow, layoffs and it's the red head step child of the Co. No real good highways in or out. Turnpike exits are somerset and bedford no johnstown exit, no good north south route.

They kill coal even Walmart will leave.

Shale gas/fracken ha what joke. We build fracken tanks all but dead.

He or they kill coal look out.

Read the history of this area and others im sure. They fought everyone.

I have no affiliating directly with coal. But coal is this area.

jmho
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Stove/Furnace Make: hot blast burning hard nut.
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PostBy: Wy Coal Miner On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:39 pm

My whole county is mostly coal. Jobs are being lost and mines closing. Our imperial president, King Obama and his regime are well loved here. ;)
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