Start up and coal test tonight

Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:40 pm

Well it'sgoing to be 34* for the next two nights so I figured it would be a great opertunity to try out my new batch of coal before I go ahead and get the other four tons. So far so good, it lights up fairly easy, but to be honest I wouldn't know a bad batch of coal if it were stuffed in my Christmas stocking. So, what exactly is it that I'm looking for in a bad batch of coal or a good batch for that matter.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:49 pm

...If I may do my best FF impersonation, if you like it it's a good batch; if you don't like it it's a bad batch. toothy :clap:
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:52 pm

Lol, yeah that sounds about right for Fred.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:54 pm

Consistent size, white ash clinkers less in a batch burner or hand fed. Red ash tends to clinker up especially with a hot fire. Fine ash powdery without too much chunks would be a good start. Also can you keep it burning for weeks is also a good test.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:04 pm

And that--Bruce, is why Sierra is our State Moniter. :)
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:05 pm

Thanks, I'll look out for those qualities.
Another good start is this batch doesn't have any snakes in it, makes wifey happy.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:10 pm

I'll bet! :clap: toothy
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Bruce M On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:17 pm

I'm fairly confident kitty got all of them. She comes down here every night and sits under a shelf waiting for any movement, she hasn't come up with anything since the last episode a couple of weeks ago. She earns her keep.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Rigar On: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:29 pm

michaelanthony wrote:...If I may do my best FF impersonation, if you like it it's a good batch; if you don't like it it's a bad batch. toothy :clap:



perfectly done....right down to the smilies !!
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:32 pm

2001Sierra wrote:... white ash clinkers less in a batch burner or hand fed. Red ash tends to clinker up especially with a hot fire. Fine ash powdery without too much chunks would be a good start. ....


So I burned for two days and this is the resultant ash of that burn. I didn't have the stove turned up over 1 on the bi-metal thermostat at any time during the burn and had it lower during the days. As you can see there is not much ash for those two days so I assume that is good, no? What does concern me is the reddish color of the ash, as you stated above this could indicate the possibility of a lot of clinkers. The heat output seemed to be very good and It was easy to maintain over those two days but not a large sample to form much of an opinion on that.
I would just like your opinion on weather it is a major concern of the red color of the ash, BTW this coal is from the Gail mines.
I appreciate any and all insight.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: fastcat On: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Looks like asssssh to me, if it keeps your butt warm and doesn't give you any problems its goooood. :D
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:41 pm

Red and powdery. Good. Now when you start running it hard and you have the same you are doing well. The clinkers would look like small fused chunks of ash of various sizes, of the darker color ash for the most part. The worse case for clinkers are the ones that can't pass through the grate. This will both be learned with experience over time. So far so good. Keep the questions coming, you have to give the rest us seasoned burners something to do :oops:
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: Bruce M On: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:13 pm

Lol, I'll be sure to ask more dumb questions in the future. Thanks for the info, I'll go ahead and get the other four tons and just burn and quit worrying about the small stuff.
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:24 pm

Just had our 1st fire of the season this morning...although it was a wood fire! My coal delivery should be here Thursday, just cleaned out the garage to make room for it. New setup, burned like a champ. Bring it on old man winter... :rambo2:
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Re: Start up and coal test tonight

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:23 pm

tcalo wrote:Just had our 1st fire of the season this morning...although it was a wood fire! My coal delivery should be here Thursday, just cleaned out the garage to make room for it. New setup, burned like a champ. Bring it on old man winter... :rambo2:


Hey, you got a permit for that AK? :D As for the amount of ash in the pan above, I think my Surdiac would be 4 times that amount, even on low. (Then again, I can't judge the size of the pan. No quarter next to it).
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