Coal grate for fireplace?

Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:02 pm

My sister recently bought a house and it had this grate in the fireplace.

I saw an older post here on the forum with a similar looking grate that was used for burning bituminous coal. This thing looks pretty similar. The house is in the city, I figured a nice roaring fire with some of Valier's finest would make great conversation with the neighbors! :D
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:21 pm

That is very simlar to the one I used and may be in the post. I burned very small Bit pea stoker in it and it worked very well, just make absolutely sure your flu is open before you start the fire,. its best to start a small wood fire and add a little coal at a time. Mine would hold a fire over night.
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 pm

bksaun wrote:Mine would hold a fire over night.


Did you get noticeably more heat from the coal fire, than from a wood fire in the same fireplace?
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 pm

No, it mostly goes up the chimney, the radient heat is all you get, maybe a little more than wood when the volitiles burned off and it was glowing real good. I liked it. The grate was loaned to me by a neighbor, now she uses it as a flower pot, what a waste! :(
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:25 am

Certainly plenty of overfire air. :)
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: Joeski On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:46 am

Is one of these out their for hard coal?
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:27 am

I'll bet one of those in a Franklin stove would put out some heat.
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:08 am

The coal fireplaces iv seen were built like a stove with a door like peice and a grate of some sort. I wouldnt want to burn coal in the open like that in my house.
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:44 am

I know lots of people that use bit coal in fireplaces, and I've built rumfords specifically to burn bit coal. It's excellent for a fireplace and better than wood on many different levels.

Most of those covers (but not all) were summer covers - NOT meant to be left on the fp when it was in use.
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: LDPosse On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:10 pm

Can a low vol bit be burned in one of these? Or are these grates best suited to high vol coals?
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Re: Coal grate for fireplace?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:47 am

Any free-burning bituminous lump coal will work fine, high vol is better for viewing the fire. A coking coal will not work; it fuses together and goes out as one big melted lump of coke.
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