Coal dust in the home

Coal dust in the home

PostBy: wg_bent On: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:07 pm

When I was in high school (70's) my parents heated their home with wood and coal. The black coal dust was everywhere. The stove they had was a warm morning and they burned anthracite in it. Today, I'm looking at Harmon stoves (Mark I, II, III) possibly a Morso (low probability) and a Vermont castings Vigilant II coal stove. Are these stoves less dust producing than the warm morning was? I'm sort of assuming they are since they are sealed when shaking is done and the warm morning was not. Is coal dust a bigger problem than if using one of the box wood stoves such as Quadra fire, Lopi, or Napoleon?

Any experience out there with a Morso 1410 coal stove? Seems like the Harmon Mark I is a much beefier stove in the small coal stove market. (I need it to heat roughly 1200 sqft)

What others (that are wife friendly from a use and aesthetics point of view) should be considered? The Vermont Castings is the front runner there, but it's a huge stove. I think it would overpower the room, plus it's doesn't seem designed as well for coal as the Harmons...deep narrow coal fire vs shallow and wide.

Any advise will help.

Warren
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:40 pm

Coal is fairly clean when it comes out of the breaker but there is always breakage. Everytime it is moved more dust and smaller fine pieces are created especially with the larger sizes. Even during delivery there is some amount created.

Best advice for preventng dust is get all your coal in one load now before the temperature drops, this would be especially true for us. The coal we deliver at this time of the year is washed a second time before it goes in the truck. It's loaded into a hopper and ran over a screen with water jets right before it goes into the truck. This removes most of the fine coal dust. This is not possible once it gets below freezing.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Coal dust in the home

PostBy: Oil Region On: Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:48 pm

We use the Harmon DVC-500 coal stove, which uses Rice size Anthrite coal. We have not noticed ANY coal dust. The stove is a closed system with a power vent to remove what little smoke and dust there is. If there is any dust, it comes from removing the ashes. They are very fine and light, so are easily disturbed. I usually vacuum around the ash bin before I remove it, then slide it out carefully to cause the least disturbance.
From what I hear from a local dealer, coal is much less dusty than burning wood pellets.

Troy
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Re: Coal dust in the home

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:05 pm

Oil Region wrote: From what I hear from a local dealer, coal is much less dusty than burning wood pellets.

Troy


Much less expensive too. :)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coal dust in the home

PostBy: Guest On: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:31 am

Oil Region wrote:We use the Harmon DVC-500 coal stove, which uses Rice size Anthrite coal. We have not noticed ANY coal dust. The stove is a closed system with a power vent to remove what little smoke and dust there is. If there is any dust, it comes from removing the ashes. They are very fine and light, so are easily disturbed. I usually vacuum around the ash bin before I remove it, then slide it out carefully to cause the least disturbance.
From what I hear from a local dealer, coal is much less dusty than burning wood pellets.

Troy


Hope that your still looking at this forum. I am seriously looking at picking up a DVC-500 and was wondering if you have any little tid bits or pointers regarding it. It's always nice to talk to someone that already HAS the stove and see what thier experience has been like. What kind of burn times YOU have gotten and reliability ect..
Do you use it just to heat a large room or do you heat the house with it?
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coal dust

PostBy: spanky On: Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:50 am

I have a alaska coal stove and I only get dust when filling the hopper.
spanky
 


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