Coal usage?

Re: Coal usage?

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:04 am

Matthaus wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Maybe I'm missing something with Jpen's set-up?

Different feed mechanism, you have the old style carpet and Jpen has the paddle. Your carpet feed is keeping the coal away from the hopper opening and you evidently have enough draft over fire. :)

Understood, thanks.
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal usage?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:23 pm

As Matt aluded to the difference in te design of the stoves . Also the carpet fed stoves had about 2" more space between the first holes in the grate and the rear of the stove. However my chimney drafts to strongly as coalberner noticed even on a warm day my baro is partly open with it set on -.04. So if anything I have to stong a chimney draft with a over presuured firbox do to the larger coal and a fixed air volume do to no cover plate on the combustion fan. I have been experimenting this evening running the combustion fan on a rheostat turned back about 25% while running straight buck and it seems to be working well as far as where the fire is situated on the grate. However I will mix in smoe rice and reset everything before going to bed
Stoker Coal Boiler: LL110
Coal Size/Type: Rice/ Buck
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler