Think this would burn coal?

Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:26 pm

A guy at work went on a job that had one of these. Said it was pretty amazing so I looked it up. Any reason why it couldn't burn rice coal? Seems pretty neat in any event.



http://www.wisewaypelletstove.com/why-buy-wiseway.html
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:24 pm

Don't know if it'll burn coal but it is pretty cool,.......for a pellet stove that is!
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:34 pm

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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:48 pm

No, I think it would not work for rice coal. And I have seen one of these up close...every part of it is sheet metal...burn pot and all. :o
It takes a good amount of fussing just to get the pellets to burn...inventor is located in the North West and has designed it around the Soft Wood Pellets of that region...Just the switch to our Eastern Hard Wood pellets make for timely tweaks...Coal, well that's a tall order. :|
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:18 am

McGiever wrote:No, I think it would not work for rice coal. And I have seen one of these up close...every part of it is sheet metal...burn pot and all. :o
It takes a good amount of fussing just to get the pellets to burn...inventor is located in the North West and has designed it around the Soft Wood Pellets of that region...Just the switch to our Eastern Hard Wood pellets make for timely tweaks...Coal, well that's a tall order. :|


According to the website;

Steel .120 wall 3.5" square tubing


That's damn thick sheet steel. The video says the primary and secondary grates are 316 stainless which I used to cut daily for about 10 years and I'm not convinced it would hold up to the heat for too long but apparently he's making it work....I guess.

And I'm awfully skeptical about the 21k Btu rating heating 2000 sf. Maybe if it never got below 50* outside but my Mark II has trouble heating that area in the dead of winter and I think it's rated around 70k Btu.

Still, I like that he's thinking. My biggest knock on pellet stoves is that they require electricity to run so they are a negative to me as a primary heat source. I'll stick with my boiler plate box. :D
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:41 am

jpete wrote:
McGiever wrote:No, I think it would not work for rice coal. And I have seen one of these up close...every part of it is sheet metal...burn pot and all. :o
It takes a good amount of fussing just to get the pellets to burn...inventor is located in the North West and has designed it around the Soft Wood Pellets of that region...Just the switch to our Eastern Hard Wood pellets make for timely tweaks...Coal, well that's a tall order. :|


According to the website;

Steel .120 wall 3.5" square tubing
That's lighter than 1/8" or 12 guage

That's damn thick sheet steel. The video says the primary and secondary grates are 316 stainless which I used to cut daily for about 10 years and I'm not convinced it would hold up to the heat for too long but apparently he's making it work....I guess.
Coal would be even worse.

And I'm awfully skeptical about the 21k Btu rating heating 2000 sf. Maybe if it never got below 50* outside but my Mark II has trouble heating that area in the dead of winter and I think it's rated around 70k Btu.

Still, I like that he's thinking. My biggest knock on pellet stoves is that they require electricity to run so they are a negative to me as a primary heat source. I'll stick with my boiler plate box. :D
This is a NON electric pellet stove...no?
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:54 am

this has been posted a couple times before... i dont think anyone yet has tested one, its a neat concept and kinda funny stuff to toy with but using common sense most of us here on nepacrossroads are well beyond getting lured in by "gimmicks" ... nobody here is heating their home with this play toy and nobody will be.
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:47 am

Keep in mind there are serious differences in operating temperatures between coal and pellets. This would require serious differences in appliance constuction.
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:26 am

I'm sure he has a web site. Just ask him !
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:04 pm

Emery at the Stove Hospital seems to be impressed with them. As he is selling them now. That tells me a lot.
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Re: Think this would burn coal?

PostBy: mmcoal On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:31 pm

That is really interesting, but a bit pricey in my opinion.
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