Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:53 pm

I'm taking the wife and kids to Splash Lagoon on Monday morning thru Tuesday evening. We have a house sitter spending the night to care for our dog but she won't be touching the furnace. I will be setting up for a completely hands off, low slow 36 hour burn to get thru it. I'll start preparing the furnace tonight by keeping the fuel bed shallow. Then tomorrow morning after a thorough shaking I'll load it to the gills with fine free nut size, burn off volatiles and set the primary for a low burn. I'll also leave some secondary air flow to insure good drafting thru the outside temp changes. I expect house temps will fall into the 60's but the house sitter will have an electric space heater for the living room if she needs it. I have my remote IP cam to monitor furnace and pipe temps along with draft pressure while we're gone.. If successful, this will be a huge triumph for the Clayton. Lets see if my strategic preparation can get her thru it. I'm excited!! 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:02 pm

Good luck! If I was closer, I'd be happy to look after things,........including the house sitter :D Local Coed, about 21 no doubt??? :roll:
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: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:27 pm

Thanks Bro!! Yeah she's just a youngin lol.. The pistol will be ready if she needs it so let me know before ya show up... :lol:

:woot:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash


Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:36 pm

I'm sure you will, but be sure to brief her on what to do if the CO klaxons start sounding. I'm mostly harmless and always call before I stop over. Plus the spousal unit would make life miserable if I ever did anything more than say howdy to little Miss Peggy Sue :lol:
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: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:02 pm

I will.. :) Thanks again for your kind offer my friend!
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:31 am

Shake her down good and load her to the brim!
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: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:38 am

Its the morning before the trip. Last night I ran a shallow coal bed so I could get as much fresh in as possible. Did a thorough shake down, went inside and scoured the top side of the grate with my L shaped tool and shook again. No ash left. I had less than two inches of burning coal left. I'll have to build it up with two layers. Here's the first layer, about 30 pounds worth. Brings it to roughly 5-6 inches deep. I'll let that much ignite then add a full bucket, about 50 pounds.
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Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:58 am

I took coal off the top of the pile. No fines. Is it full??

:lol:
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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: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:02 am

What the heck!...throw some more on! :D
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: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:09 am

I was able to get another shovel full on top. For a total of nearly a 100 pounds including what was left after shake down.. :lol:

On my 24 hour Burns I normally slice and poke the bottom side of the grates at 12 hours. This won't be the case for this Olympian burn... lol
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Setting Up for a 36 Hour Burn

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:10 am

Go for the Gold!
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: joeq On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:17 pm

Are you home yet?
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: joeq On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:18 pm

How bout now? :D
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: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:20 pm

I think he'll be back tomorrow evening. I'm sure we'll hear about his results. :D
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: oliver power On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:29 pm

Too late now but, a little tip when going away again. Do everything you did, AND, put a layer of ash over the top like frosting on a cake.
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