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
2%
Nut
31
38%
Pea
13
16%
Buckwheat
7
9%
Rice
27
33%
Other
2
2%
 
Total votes : 82

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

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:14 pm

I'll ask Coalway if they do before too long. I know that Lehman's Hardware does not have pea.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

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

PostBy: DennisH On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:55 am

For my hand-fired furnace I've found that a layer of stove coal works very nice, and once it gets going I fill up the firebox with nut coal. That gives me very consistent 12-15 hour burn times, even heating a large ranch style home. The stove coal takes off pretty quickly, so I really don't have to spend much time monitoring after a shake down.
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane

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

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:28 am

The question asked of "primary" coal size. Primary for me, meaning residence. My primary is Buck (Keystoker boiler). For the shop, I use pea, or nut (Hitzer 30-95). Both burn good in the Hitzer hand fed. For the shop, I use pea. It's a little slower burn. Yet if I want to heat the shop for painting, etc., I can. If the Hitzer were in the house, I'd use nut for burning a hotter, more responsive fire. Nut in the Hitzer is a better match. Pea performs nicely in a shop environment, where your not looking for T-Shirt temps, but could get there if needed. Oliver
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2


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

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:35 am

Lightning wrote:It depends on the burn yer looking for. During warm weather the pea size is easier to burn low and slow and will keep a nice steady even burn that way. During cold weather the stove size is easier to burn hot and fast for good heat production.
Lightning, you described it perfectly. "It depends on the burn you're looking for". I'd say stove design/size would be the next factor.
oliver power
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2


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