Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

PostBy: blacksmith425 On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:06 pm

Hello all.

I just (as of Saturday) Installed a Mt Vernon Mfg. " Vernoisse" Hand fired Stove. I am not too new to coal but new to Hand fired coal stoves. It seems to work and hold fire well, but I am having a problem with the coal "sticking " to the sides of the firepot. This morning I went to rake it down and realized I had a hollow fire that had burned out underneath but didnt drop down in the firebox. it was burning really on the top few inches however. is there a good method to counterract that or is it a coal quality issue or an issue in the way i am raking it down. Any pointers would be great.

Thanks!
blacksmith425
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Losch
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Baker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vernois
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Geothermal

Re: Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:11 pm

Welcome to the FORUM bs--some pix could help:)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:12 pm

blacksmith

WELCOME! Any chance you can post a pic or two of your stove and the firepot? This will help. Sometimes I get a hollow spot in my Crawford BB. I just give it a gentle poke and the coal falls down to the grate. No big deal. At least for my unit.

Again WELCOME! Don't be shy if you have questions. People on the forum love to help out.

Tell us what part of the US you are in as well. You never know a fellow NEPA member may live close and be willing to help you out in person if needed.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

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Re: Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

PostBy: blacksmith425 On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:31 pm

I am about an hour west of Wilkes Barre , and here is a pic.....
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blacksmith425
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Losch
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Baker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vernois
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Geothermal

Re: Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:40 pm

What sized coal are you using for this stove? I thought the Losch used barley size? How do you store the coal.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Mt Vernon Vernoisse Stove

PostBy: blacksmith425 On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:54 pm

coalnewbie wrote:What sized coal are you using for this stove? I thought the Losch used barley size? How do you store the coal.


Coalnewbie, The Losch is used in our machine shop. It is a rice stoker that puts out about 1.5m BTUS . We burn 40 tons of coal a year through that unit. We have an enclosed bin that houses our coal in the warmth, and the stoker is auger fed from the bin to the stoker unit's feed hopper.

Currently I am trying to figure out my vernoisse hand fired unit in my house. I am burning nut coal in that specific machine. The small amount of Nut that I have acquired has a fairly large quantity of fines in it, and I suspect that is causing me problems as well as me being new to a hand fired unit.
blacksmith425
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Losch
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Baker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vernois
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Geothermal

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