Atlas coal

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Atlas coal

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Has anybody burned any coal from the new Atlas coal breaker? I was down there last summer making a delivery and they had piles of coal. It looked good. Just want to know if anyone can give a review.
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: roadking On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:42 pm

Burns well typical amount of ash for white ash good heat rice is on the small side, would use it again
roadking
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystokers/New Yorker
Stove/Furnace Model: K4,Baywindow

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:55 pm

How's the pricing?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: roadking On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:55 pm

165 last time I got it
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystokers/New Yorker
Stove/Furnace Model: K4,Baywindow

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:44 pm

do they sell by the bucket or only pickup loads?

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:30 pm

roadking wrote:165 last time I got it

:mad3: Thats like FREE!!! :taz:

:wtf:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:36 pm

....................BUT...what is it worth to drive 1000 mile round trip. That is costly. Yes to a very fair price at the breaker, all things being equal.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:23 pm

Just picked up 8 buckets of rice. I noticed that there were small wood chips coming off the conveyor with the coal. I mentioned this and he said it was timbers from the underground mine that got ground up. They were very small flakes of wood and not that much but it was there. They were very nice there and helped me fill my buckets and put them in the Subaru.

Now that was a first for me. Never experienced that at a coal breaker before!!!

Coal bulk is $165 a ton. Other than some very small wood flakes it was pretty clean, not too many fines and is burning just fine in my stove. I'll give an ash report tomorrow.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:45 am

Three days of burning Atlas and I have noticed a difference. I have to feed a bit more because of the slightly undersized rice. It is smaller and it tends to get a thicker bed which slows down the air flow through it so it doesn't burn as hot. If I want to get the same heat output I have to speed up the feed just a bit. If I don't do this it slows down, backs up, and gets a thick bed not putting out as much heat. The ash appears to be about normal with everybody else and it's a white ash. Those wood chips I mentioned were very small and caused zero problems.

It's worth the trip at $165 a ton.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:09 am

I tried 8 buckets of the Atlas rice coal and noticed right away that their rice coal was undersized. The coal being smaller bunched up and packed on the grate and made a thicker bed. This made it harder for the air to get up through the bed and I had to turn my feed up one and one half turns to get the same amount of heat. The ash content was about the same as anyone else but the undersized rice packing on the grate put out less heat.

This week I got 8 buckets from my normal source Keystone Anthracite and dumped in a bucket when I got home. I was sitting at the computer and thought it was getting a bit warm and looked at the stove. It was burning coal right down to the end of the grate! I backed the feed off one and one half turns and waited 30 minutes. The ash line went from the end of the grate to about an inch or so from the end. Backed it off another half turn and it went to the normal two inch ash line.

Long and short I will use the cheaper Atlas during shoulder months when I can burn it and not need blasting heat. But for realistic heat, I will go with someone else.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:31 pm

Anybody try it with a machine that can increase the air supply?
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Atlas coal

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:41 pm

What's all this increase/decrease air stuff? Didn't know that was possible. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

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