Rookie coal question

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Rookie coal question

PostBy: Vermonster On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:10 pm

I am new to using coal. Is there a difference between pea or rice coal? I think they are the same,but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:15 pm

There is a big difference

Scroll down about halfway on this page

Pea Coal Vs. Chestnut Coal Vs. Stove Coal
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:18 pm

Egg, Stove, Nut, Pea, Rice are the basic sizes. With Egg being the largest and getting smaller as you go down the line. Your stove takes PEA, size I think. DO NOT TRY RICE as it will be to small. Rice is used for "Girly" stoker stoves. Right Smitty????????
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

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Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:15 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Rice and buckwheat size are usually used for the automatic stoker appliances. Pea, Nut, and Stove size are normally used for hand feds. You can experiment with different sizes to get your most desirable results. The Pea size will usually burn slower/cooler. The bigger sizes will burn faster/hotter. The burn rate for all the sizes is ultimately controlled by the primary combustion air.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:18 pm

I might be mistaken, but I believe that his Serdiac requires pea sized anthracite.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:20 pm

Just want to see how mine posts??? BUTTTTT, when you do pop-up ya lose half of it??? That's NEW Hmmmmm
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:26 pm

It pops up (enlarges) complete for me Fred.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:42 pm

The format of the message window does not have enough pixels to accommodate a large picture from another site so the picture is cut. A smaller picture would fit. That is why it is best to upload the picture directly to this forum where another window can open to display the larger picture.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:54 pm

Fred, I simply took the address of the image and surrounded it with IMG tags. See below, but note that normally it would all be on the same line.

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Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Rookie coal question

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:29 pm

You can also right click and select open image in new tab.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

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