Controlling the Fire..

Controlling the fire..

PostBy: kbrindle On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:20 am

I recently purchased my coal trol thermostat for my reading juniata stove. The house has finally gotten up to the temperature and the coal trol is doing a wonderful job of holding the house at this temperature.

In the manual it says the fire should only be 1-2" away from the of the grate. Now that the stove is up to temperature and it is holding steady my fire is back from the about 4". Its a very small fire since it's not calling for much heat, but how do I get that fire to stay 1-2" from the end of the grate as the manual would like?

Re: Controlling the fire..

PostBy: fifthg On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:40 am

i am no expert,but I think the 1-2" rule only applies as a max. limit,if you push for more,you will send unburned coal over the grate.Since you have reached your level of comfort for heat,it is normal for there to be the 4" amount as the fire calms.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning # 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Peninsular Western Hot Blast No.44K and Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: stove,nut,pea,buck,and rice -Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: Controlling the fire..

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:26 pm

The 1" from the edge is for at full burn. While it is idling or holding temperature it is entirely normal that the fire will be further back from the edge.