Burning coal in this boiler?

Re: Burning coal in this boiler?

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:13 pm

One thing that has not been discussed yet is that on a OWB,the draft-force fan is set to cycle on & off as the water temp falls = fire, no fire , coal likes constant draft,we tried coal in our OWB,had times when it seemed to work good,then not so good,ours is a big 60"x28" with pipe grates raked from above,to many anti coal designs for it to work,we did use 1.5 tons & went back to wood,you might have better results with shaker grates,But still dealing with on/off/on draft.Good luck !!
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Re: Burning coal in this boiler?

PostBy: PatT15 On: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:10 pm

Soft bit coal is what you need to be burning in that outdoor furnace!!!! $90 a ton around here!
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Re: Burning coal in this boiler?

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:11 am

gjtcodered wrote:
StokerDon wrote:Chap,

I'm in southern York county and I get rice and nut delivered for $205 a ton. Last year it was $235 a ton, so you are right in the ballpark.
Com'on, get some coal go'in in this thing and post some pics!

-Don

Hey Don, who did you get to deliver coal in York county?
gjtcodered

gjtcodered,

I get coal from Ben Reece. Ben and his family are good people AND they use coal stoker boilers, very knowlagable about coal, stoves, boilers and stokers. They are outside of Quarryville 717-786-9730
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Re: Burning coal in this boiler?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:27 am

PatT15 wrote:Soft bit coal is what you need to be burning in that outdoor furnace!!!! $90 a ton around here!



if you don't have close neighbors, bit coal will be more tolerant of the conditions in that large, less than ideal firebox.
Berlin
 
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