I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:04 pm

dcrane wrote:Smitty: "Wow that's superfine stuff there. Mine looks just like a granola bar"

Thats cause you got one of them their Harman Granola Bar Makers :lol:


That first picture looks just like the recycled paper type blown-in insulation. You could go into the insulating business with that ash. :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
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Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: dhansen On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:31 pm

I hated cleaning out the wood stove. Always a big mess. Gotta do the coal stove twice a day but it is so fast and easy it isn't even funny.
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Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:58 pm

You guys sure are creative with your thread titles. :lol:
Here's a pic of my ash. It's kinda brown, lumpy, and dirty. It's also in my cann. Are we trying to appeal to our "proctology" side, or is this actually relevant to the performance of our stove?
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Next, someone will have us peeing in a cup. Or worse, "bend over and put your elbows on the table." :jawdrop:
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Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:06 pm

Hey Joe q, that looks like red ash coal. If you are having any trouble with clinkers, try some white ash.. I'm running white ash this year, love it.. Much easier to maintain the furnace.. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:26 pm

I don't know Lee, but red ash trees are pretty common in this area, but I'll keep my eyes open for that "white" ash. 'Preciate the tips. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
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Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:23 pm

dcrane wrote:Smitty: "Wow that's superfine stuff there. Mine looks just like a granola bar"

Thats cause you got one of them their Harman Granola Bar Makers :lol:


He is running that through his Patriot Coal Stoker, the Harman is retired according to his avatar.

I used to love white ash in the Buderus hand fed but prefer read ash in the Keystoker less flyash IMO.
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Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:05 am

Here's the droppings from my Oak 40. Burning Blaschak nut. The unburn't coal is what sneaks through the grates. Some bags are great other bags are half pea, half nut. Matt
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Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: JohnB On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:58 pm

The ash from my 50-93 looks pretty much the same as DePippo79's photo. Also burning Blaschak Nut. I pour my ash through a 1/4" screen mesh that sits on top of the ash can. All of the black unburned coal worth bothering with goes back in the stove.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Hitzer 50-93

Re: I'll show you my ash if you show me yours......

PostBy: JohnB On: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:06 pm

dhansen wrote:I hated cleaning out the wood stove. Always a big mess. Gotta do the coal stove twice a day but it is so fast and easy it isn't even funny.


Sweeping the ash onto the grate area of my Jotul 600 takes a little time but it's certainly easier then clearing out the ash & clinkers that miss the funky 3 sided pan in my 50-93. If the Hitzer pan was wide enough to catch everything it would be too big for the door opening. While I like most of the Hitzer's features the ash collection & the funky sliding air vent could do with a major redesign. In that regard my Jotul is much, much easy to live with.
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