Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

For those of you burning anthracite, what size of coal do you primarily burn?

Egg
0
No votes
Stove
2
3%
Nut
30
38%
Pea
13
16%
Buckwheat
7
9%
Rice
26
33%
Other
2
3%
 
Total votes : 80

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:41 am

Given that (in Ohio at least) some anthracite coal dealers carry only nut and rice (and none that I'm aware of carry pea in bags), I'm quite surprised to find that (so far at least) the percentage of those primarily burning pea is higher than I had imagined. Those who fail to offer pea seem to be completely missing out on a fair portion of the business segment.
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lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:47 am

As this poll develops my predictions will be:

42% Rice
38% Nut
15% Pea
5% Buck
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:50 am

Richard S. wrote:As this poll develops my predictions will be:

42% Rice
38% Nut
15% Pea
5% Buck


Richard, is this the breakdown that you experienced when you were delivering coal?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)


Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:54 am

DeReinzo nut. Couldn't be happier!
Wanna Bee
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:55 am

lsayre wrote:Given that (in Ohio at least) some anthracite coal dealers carry only nut and rice (and none that I'm aware of carry pea in bags), I'm quite surprised to find that (so far at least) the percentage of those primarily burning pea is higher than I had imagined. Those who fail to offer pea seem to be completely missing out on a fair portion of the business segment.


My local coal dealer stocks only rice and pea. I guess he figures that covers all of the stoker customers and some of the hand fired guys.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:52 am

Larry,I know Bylers in Middlefield carries Blaschak pea because I have gotten it before but I found stove size(Mammoth) at Warner Bros so I'm going to get some next week.Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:58 am

lsayre wrote:
Richard, is this the breakdown that you experienced when you were delivering coal?


Less pea customers but I also had a lot of range customers which is nut and pea mixed. ;)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:02 pm

I can't beat the heat with 'nut in the Vigilant, but a month from now it will be, can't beat the 14 - 18 hour burn with pea!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:40 pm

michaelanthony wrote:I can't beat the heat with 'nut in the Vigilant, but a month from now it will be, can't beat the 14 - 18 hour burn with pea!


My good buddy just left. He was a wood burner for approx. 30 yrs. Been trying coal in a couple "downgraded" stoves for maybe 5 yrs. He currently has a Nashua brand combo stove, (wood/coal) that he's been fighting. His stove is bigger than mine, and he burns nut size. (Sometimes wood). He laughs at me when I tell him people on this site say they successfully have burntimes running 15-20 hrs "UNATTENDED". He totally refuses to believe this is possible. Without any poking or stoking between intervals. He's not a stupid man, and I myself don't personally know of anyone either. But I hear it enuff times on this forum to believe there are stoves that'll do this.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:04 pm

Joeq,I reloaded the stove at 4:00AM with it running over 600* did a shake down and reloaded it at 7:55PM(the time stamp on the pic is off 1HR)with 50# of nut now my 983 will hold 100+ lbs of coal.The stove did run 16HRS at those temps untended and the only one home that was my father and he's not allowed to mess with it. I know its hard to believe but some stoves will and If the outside temps are 40* and above I goto a 24HR shake and reload.Keepaeyeonit
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Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:16 pm

Man, that looks like one "serious" bed of coals burning KY. I can believe it. Just haven't been fortunate enuff to experience it. (Someday)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:21 pm

joeq wrote:He laughs at me when I tell him people on this site say they successfully have burntimes running 15-20 hrs "UNATTENDED". He totally refuses to believe this is possible. Without any poking or stoking between intervals.

In mild springtime weather, I would set my Harman Mark I to about 180 degrees, and I could leave it 48 hours totally untouched, then shake/poke/reload and leave it another 48. True, cross my heart and hope to die. :) For reasons I don't understand, my DS Machine doesn't do well for more than 24 hours at the most.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: turbine On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:24 pm

2 inch bed of nut at bottom, a layer of large sized stove . Then top it off with 2-3 inches nut angled deeper in back of stove. Get it glowing between layers. I have achieved a 14 hr. burn at 1/3 air without a shake. This may be a nothing special answer ; but I'm still new at this. Where do I get my "I love anthracite" bumper sticker. :D
turbine
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hand fed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut , stove
Other Heating: heat pump, thermostat has fan only program also, distributes heat well.
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC 2000

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:49 pm

This same friend wants to experiment with rice in his stove. In the mornings, when the coalbed is practically out, he wants to see if it'll lite off quicker, with the smaller rice coal, than the nut he usually burns.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Poll: What size of anthracite coal do you primarily burn?

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:01 pm

lsayre wrote:Given that (in Ohio at least) some anthracite coal dealers carry only nut and rice (and none that I'm aware of carry pea in bags), I'm quite surprised to find that (so far at least) the percentage of those primarily burning pea is higher than I had imagined. Those who fail to offer pea seem to be completely missing out on a fair portion of the business segment.


All the anthracite dealers that cater to the Amish community (PA and OH) carry Pea coal in bags and in bulk.
Coalway and Bosler Bros. don't sell bagged pea?

Keepaeyeonit wrote:Larry,I know Bylers in Middlefield carries Blaschak pea because I have gotten it before but I found stove size(Mammoth) at Warner Bros so I'm going to get some next week.Keepaeyeonit
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek