What's burning the best in your coal guns?

What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: chevymatt On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:43 pm

Just curious what breaker/ company is working best in your coal gun and what size? I've tried Stockton pea and Hudson buck so far and looking for another that people are satisfied with. I know it's a lot to do with what's available and all sorts of factors so your personal pref is what I'm looking for. Thanks

Matt
chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:20 pm

Harmony worked well for me (I would say the best), but only after I adjusted my ashing temperature clear down to 100 degrees and my hysteresis down to 5 degrees. Blaschak works well with 130 degrees on the ashing and 10 degrees on the hysteresis. A blend of Stockton and Blaschak ran well for me with the same settings as for Blaschak alone. I never tried the Stockton by itself. Those are the only coals I've tried so far.

How did the Stockton pea and Hudson buck work for you?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: plumberman On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:19 am

hey chevy matt , how did the hudson burn for you, next go around wnt to try them or direnso.

thanks
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: chevymatt On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:55 pm

I mixed the Hudson and Stockton together with so so results. The Hudson was buckwheat sized and would melt into a huge glob if there was too much of it and the Stockton had a huge amount of ash but it burnt. I would get clinkers the size of footballs with the combo. I'm burning harmony this year and loving it so far
chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: dchartt On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:48 pm

the black stuff! anyone else burning Tamaqua? Last year I was burning Reading with no complaints, seems to be more fines in this Tamaqua, other than that it seems to be ok, mine did not like buckwheat I know that for sure, I havent had any puff backs this year that i know of and the only thing i changed other than coal (which has more fines go figure) was my flue pipe coming off my boiler I made it at a 45 instead of 4 foot straight up to a 3 foot piece horizontal into my triple wall vertical stack
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: gizmo On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:04 pm

Reading Pea,This is my 5th year,Could not
be happier.
gizmo
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Pea
Other Heating: NONE

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:03 pm

Kimmel Pea works pretty well for me.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: mgrant On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:01 am

I have been using coal from the Gail mine for the past 2 years and have had no problems.
mgrant
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S-130

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:13 am

mgrant wrote:I have been using coal from the Gail mine for the past 2 years and have had no problems.


Gail Mining coal intrigues me. What ashing settings does its pea work well with for your Coal Gun?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: What's burning the best in your coal guns?

PostBy: mgrant On: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:40 am

I have it set at 125
mgrant
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S-130