Mahoning outside boiler

Mahoning outside boiler

PostBy: Hooter On: Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:17 pm

:?: Hi! Sure could use some help. My boiler has a 350gl water resevor, Mod.400 the unit has aforced draft blower, and uses alot of wood! Would like to burn coal, having truble with sources, other questions about burning out doors.
Hooter
 

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:35 pm

And what's your question?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: Hooter On: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:19 pm

IF I USE 2 FACE TO 1 CORD PER WEEK IN THE DEAD OF WINTER, APROXIMATLY HOW MUCH ANTHRACITE COULD I EXPECT TO USE?
Hooter
 


PostBy: Guest On: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:22 pm

ALSO CAN THE COAL BE LEFT IN A PILE ON THE GROUND,ON WOOD TOPS UN COVERED?
Guest
 

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:57 pm

According to the U.S. Department of Energy 1 ton of anthracite equals 1.4 cords of wood. (hardwood, seasoned). I had a link to the page and the page before that but they keep changing it..... wonder why? :roll: Anyhow I guess I',m off to hunt it down again.

Anthracite coal can be stored practically anywhere, moisture has no affect. You could if you wanted to throw dripping wet coal on burning fire and it will ignite almost as fast as if it wasn't wet.

I usually reccommend putting it on a tarp at the very least. This reduces waste and makes for easy clean-up if your storing it directly on the ground.Additionally a tarp over the top will keep the snow out and keep it from getting frozen together. The tarps aren't necessary, they just make it easier.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite