Stove Coal

Stove Coal

PostBy: Tim On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:23 pm

well Gents & Ladies I finally found a Broker locally that carries STOVE size coal...most in my area do not carry any thing over Nut as there is no demand ....picked up 1/2 ton today of the baseball/softball sized anthracite to try in my Glenwood #30 William S. says that it works really good in the Old Glenwoods I am gonna give it a try this fall after the "COLD SETS IN" and see how the "BIG" stuff works...been wantin to try it since I got the unit but until now have not had the access....will post reports on how it performs in my 1899 #30....guess it is time to put on my BIG BOY PANTS an try out this new to me coal.
Tim
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: Oak #30

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:54 pm

That sounds awful big to me for stove size---softball????--me thinks she'll burn up real quick on ya lookin fwd to progress reports:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: nortcan On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Tim, I have a super offer for you. :
Last year I bought 10 (40 Lbs) bags of stove anth so I could try it and see if it works better than the nut size in the Sunnyside. The Sunny has really big gaps in the grate so ...but:no no not for me.
So I decided to come back one more time to the ""modif"", as usual :) on the grate,liner,rope gasket................
And the results are more than I expected.....but that is not the reason for my post.
Just come down to Québec and pick-up the 9 bags, I just need some more time to fix you a good price :D
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:59 pm

Softball size would be on the large end of stove but yes it's that big. I used to hate delivering that, impossible to shovel. My Uncle told me stories of when he was yopunger and they would deliver egg which is even bigger, he'd sit in the bin and build walls with it. :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:09 pm

There was some egg in Dads barn. It's not there anymore............. I burned it :yes:
SuperBeetle
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:26 pm

nortcan wrote:Tim, I have a super offer for you. :
Last year I bought 10 (40 Lbs) bags of stove anth so I could try it and see if it works better than the nut size in the Sunnyside. The Sunny has really big gaps in the grate so ...but:no no not for me.
So I decided to come back one more time to the ""modif"", as usual :) on the grate,liner,rope gasket................
And the results are more than I expected.....but that is not the reason for my post.
Just come down to Québec and pick-up the 9 bags, I just need some more time to fix you a good price :D


Do you ever come down to Plattsburgh? You are welcome to drop off the 9 bags at my house.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:06 pm

I have burned stove coal in both my Chubby Sr and the Jotul 507. After loading the coal I reach in with a gloved hand and compress the coal, this closes up the large gaps between the coal. I love burning stove coal except for shoveling it. I usually burn a little over a ton of stove coal a year. I found the stove coal burns to a nice talc powder consistency, long burn times. I have also topped off the stove coal after compressing it with a thin layer of nut. This is not needed if you compress the stove coal correctly, however, I usually top it off just to make sure. Stove coal works well on the shoulder months as well. When the temps are high I don't compress the coal so I get more draft up through the coal. The stove temp doesn't rise much, I just get a better draft up through the coal bed.

I had a neighbor give me coal she had in her basement, she thought it was stove coal. It turned out to be egg coal. I burned the entire ton that winter. It was much more difficult to burn than stove coal and the Jotul 507 will not burn egg coal well at all, the Chubby Sr did with some complaints. I have also had some stove coal the size of softballs. Blaschak sells stove size coal in bags and so does Kimmels and Centralia. I'm not sure if Reading sells stove coal. I purchase my stove coal from Blaschak. It has always had high iron content low ash with very little fines in each bag.

The snowman.
the snowman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:27 am

I'm not sure if Reading sells stove coal. I purchase my stove coal from Blaschak. It has always had high iron content low ash with very little fines in each bag.

The snowman.[/quote]
There is a dealer about an hour away that carries Reading coal and they do have it in stove size. The dealer I get my coal from locally, carries Blaschak but they do not carry stove size (I believe that is the dealers choice though)...the largest is nut.
Photog200
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: DennisH On: Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:43 pm

All my stove coal is from Blashak. I like burning it on those days when it isn't really cold, with low temps in the teens and twenties. When it starts getting REALLY cold I prefer nut, because I can really load up the fire box as compared to the stove. I like them both. Each has it's pros and cons.
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Stove Coal

PostBy: fastcat On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:58 am

I did a 50/50 mix stove and nut (blashak) been burning since mid Sept right through the warm spells with no trouble. I find I am not using as much coal as when I was all nut maybe 3/4 hood in 24 hrs, I can still turn the stove down to 150 - 160* with no problems. I'm really liking the 50-50 mix.
fastcat
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix

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