Anthracite Ed wrote:your fishing hook looks very red, what are you burning, uae coal or superior ? just curious
2001Sierra wrote:You have brought clinkers to a new level You should be soo proud I did not know they could get that large without raising hell with your grates.
Lightning wrote:2001Sierra wrote:You have brought clinkers to a new level You should be soo proud I did not know they could get that large without raising hell with your grates.
Thanks ... There is a ledge on each side of the grate frame where ash seems to nest, where it can sit there and fuse. The clickers also seem to form on top the grates somehow. I think the excessive fines have a hand in the clicker formation too, but maybe its just the red ash coal that's the culprit. Never seems to bother the grates. Since the clickers seem to stay suspended in the coal bed.
Dennis wrote:I have the same style firebox as you,take your "clinker fishing tool" with the angle and scrape/push/pull along the sides of the angled firebrick and push the acculimated ash down toward the ash pan,that works for me.
Lightning wrote:I only push down along the sides, carefully not to stir or mix. The furnace is a Clayton 1537. I've tweaked it to burn coal very efficiently thru much trial and error over the last two heating seasons. I'm sure the clicker formation is due to the red ash coal I burned for a majority of the time this year. Red ash has a tendency to fuse.
I recently bought a half ton of white ash and it burns to a fine powder without clicker. Next year I will opt to get white ash since it seems to require less fiddling
joeq wrote:Mr. lightning, I can't believe no-one has commented on you running your stove too cold. I mean, isn't it obvious? Look at your 1st pic. Not only did you pull out the klinkers, but the 1 dollar bill is a dead give-away.( )