One more rookie coal question

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One more rookie coal question

PostBy: Vermonster On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:51 pm

Now that I know pea coal is different than rice coal is that why my stove makes good heat but not too overbearing heat? The stove is a surdiac gotha 713. I am happy with the stove and what it makes for heat, but I have been wondering if it could be hotter. Don't get me wrong I am pleased with coal heat. When I read the owners manual the other day it said use pea coal. Is it ok run the last 2 bags I bought? Will it hurt my stove running the last of rice coal? Like I said I am new with this coal stuff. Yes I am using rice coal at the moment.
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: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:56 pm

You will get more heat with pea coal because it is able to burn faster.

Remember it is a circulator stove so only the front will give strong radiant heat.

Raise the hopper for pea coal for a deeper bed and longer burns.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:16 pm

With my old Buderus 3115 pea coal just seemed to suffocate itself. That was many years ago, no forum, I just had to make my own conclusions. I may have been wrong, but it just seemed to run at lower temps and did not get going like nut did. European stove with a shaker grate, hopper fed.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

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Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:20 pm

2001Sierra wrote:With my old Buderus 3115 pea coal just seemed to suffocate itself. That was many years ago, no forum, I just had to make my own conclusions. I may have been wrong, but it just seemed to run at lower temps and did not get going like nut did. European stove with a shaker grate, hopper fed.

He was burning rice coal and wanted to know about pea. The Surdiac has a shallow bed so air has no problem getting through.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:22 pm

OOPS :oops:
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:12 am

Wow, its amazing rice coal will even burn at all in a hand fed. Must be good draft lol. Pea will probably do much better though. :D Shouldn't hurt anything using up the rest of your rice..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:18 pm

Pea should burn hotter than rice, and nut should burn hotter than pea. Your stove may recommend pea only, so keep that in mind before attempting nut.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: skobydog On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:54 pm

Where's the stove located and how many square feet are you trying to heat?
skobydog
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:53 pm

Lightning wrote:Wow, its amazing rice coal will even burn at all in a hand fed. Must be good draft lol. Pea will probably do much better though. :D Shouldn't hurt anything using up the rest of your rice..


I have burned buck in hand-feds before, and it definitely requires a strong draft. I am surprised that he got rice to burn successfully.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: One more rookie coal question

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:58 pm

Lightning wrote:Wow, its amazing rice coal will even burn at all in a hand fed.


My cousin used to be able to burn rice in a Franco Belge, he got it for free. He had to get a fire going first with pea coal, I don't know how you would do it otherwise without all the coal falling through the grates.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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