Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:39 pm

I'll second that! See how long she'll go!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:02 pm

Home now.. Here's the view at 36 hours untouched.

Still holding steady temps..
Over the door 250
Flue pipe 151
Pressure -.03

I'm feeling the peer pressure to push onward to 48 hours.. :lol: My wife is gonna be looking at me funny if I tell her the forum boys made me do it...
:woot:

Dam I thought I had the sideways thing figured out!!!
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:08 pm

He couldn't go that long W/O playing Warmin. (Drat. Missed the next page again) Never mind :mad:
Welcome home Lee, and congrats on a successful set-up.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride


Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:42 pm

Thanks Brother!! I just shook and loaded her up. Took quite a shake and riddle to evacuate the ash. Had to dump the ash pan twice. Here is what was left.

A 36 hour burn isn't much a big deal for most appliances but for this Clayton its quite an accomplishment. I was able to maintain one match status and gave me some bragging rights to friends and family.. :lol:

Thank you guys for putting up with my antics!
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:04 pm

Doesn't look like much left Lee. Were you able to just add more coal, and get it to lite off?
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:05 pm

GG Lee... you da man, and we love your antics! :clap:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:07 pm

Yes sir, fresh load on added about 35 pounds.. It just lit and temp is climbing.. :D

Thanks Doug!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: oliver power On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:44 am

A 36 hour monitored burn........Nice Job!
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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: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:12 am

oliver power wrote:A 36 hour monitored burn........Nice Job!

Thanks Oliver! The furnace maintained a steady heat output thru the entire duration. The house was supplemented with an electric space heater for part of the time. There was still plenty hot coals left after shake down to reload for another burn cycle. It burned most of the charge which was roughly equivalent to 36 hours worth of coal with normal 12 hour tending. It may have gone 48 hours at that setting but I think it would have started to loose temp and definitely could have been iffy on the shake down and reload at that point. I opted not to push my luck :lol:

It was a successful run! Certainly easier than letting it go out and then doing a clean out and refire when I got home which is mostly the goal I wanted to achieve.. :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:35 am

Nice going Lightning and thanks for taking us along. :clap:
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: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:44 pm

michaelanthony wrote:Nice going Lightning and thanks for taking us along. :clap:

Yer welcome Mike! :)

Just to summarize.. Maybe somebody on the board will need to push for a long burn for a short trip. Here are a few things that I feel are important..

1) Start 12 hours before by running a swallow fire, so at prep time you can get in as much fresh coal as possible.

2) At last load time, do a complete evacuation of ash, as much as possible.. Then layer on a few inches and let it ignite. Its important to take coal from the top of the bin that has no fines.

3) After ignition of first layer, fill to the top of the bricks and then mound as much as possible in the center. Don't be afraid to have 14 -16 inches deep in the center. Again using coal off the top of the bin.

4) After burn off of volatiles, set primary air for a "reasonable" low heat output. Allow a little more than usual secondary air to help drafting thru daily outside temp changes if possible. This has always helped with drafting of my outside block chimney when it warms up outside.

Thank you for the mentioning of topping the coal bed with ash or rice coal. I didn't try this, but it makes sense that it would trap some heat, for a more even burn across the area of the coal bed. I would also tend to think that a barometric damper would be required to keep draft pressure steady for an extended burn. Not to strike a match with the baro/mpd war hahaha, just my own opinion.. :lol:

Thank you for participating with my cold weather, hands off, successful, epic extended burn.. 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash