Burning anthracite in a Warm Morning

Burning anthracite in a Warm Morning

PostBy: LDPosse On: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:58 pm

I have a Warm Morning 400A that I picked up last winter. Unfortunately, the corner firebrick are broken out.

Would anthracite coal still burn satisfactorily with the stove in this condition?

Thanks!
LDPosse
 
Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine, Warm Morning
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, WM 400-A, 523

Re: Burning anthracite in a Warm Morning

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:41 am

You wouldn't need the secondary corner brick to bring heated air up to top, but a coal fire cannot touch metal if only air is on opposite side...water on opposite is okay.
Must have fire-brick over metal where hot coals would contact or metal damage will happen.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Burning anthracite in a Warm Morning

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:01 am

I think the warm morning has a two layered corner brick (if its just the inside layer broke than its fine), this secondary air is not needed for anthracite and it will burn fine. as Mcgiever mentions... if the corner brick is totally gone and coal can settle against the metal (this will create 90% of the draft to head up those corners and burn the coal sitting in those corners like a blow torch against the walls of your stove), in that case you should fill those corners with refractory (try to give it a rounded inside edge and not a sharp corner).
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

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