Letting the fire burn or go out

Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Newcoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:48 am

Let me start off by saying I own ds1600 circulator.So last night I made the decision that I was going to let the fire go out.Because of the warm weather we are going to be having So I thought I would let the heat pump take over for a while.I have a one year old heat pump that seems to be very efficient.Part of the reason behind this decision is that it seems like real low stove temp is more of a pain maybe that's me or my set up or the reading coal.This morning I went down stairs and start to regret my decision lots of coal left in the stove.So it will probably take me 100 pounds of coal to get it back up and running so I can use the hopper,is it posable to get the coal left in the stove to burn again through a hot coal bed or empty out the stove(pain in the ass)and start all over again when it get cold in 4 days and is this less efficient or more efficient not that every thing is about counting penny's because I do like burning it is very enjoyable to me.
Newcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Weber industries (not hooked up yet)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds circulator 1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Heat pump ,oil boiler(lopi wood stove at camp)

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:56 am

I'd throttle it down as much as possible to maintain draft. Open some windows if it's still too warm in house. That's why we call them window stats :D relighting is a pain, for me, anyway.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:59 am

Just checked. Thermostat set for 70. It's 72 in the house. Lots of sun coming through the windows!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Newcoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:06 am

it's not to warm in my house 68 3800 sq foot ranch stove in the basement.I will be leaving for camp and just thought with warm weather I would let it go out. I open the stove ash door up and see a orange glow think I am going try and getting here going again.
Newcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Weber industries (not hooked up yet)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds circulator 1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Heat pump ,oil boiler(lopi wood stove at camp)

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:09 am

You will learn how to idle it down during warm weather. Coal is very good at it.. I keep fire thru 65 degrees outside without over heating the house. Then increase the burn over night..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:12 am

Looks like cold weather heading back here after this week. Extended forecast is calling for a low temperature of 10 next Wednesday. For goodness sake,....it's almost March!!! :mad:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Newcoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:13 am

Yes so much for global warming lol
Newcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Weber industries (not hooked up yet)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds circulator 1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Heat pump ,oil boiler(lopi wood stove at camp)

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:19 am

Hi bud, I hate shutting down my stove unless it's for the end of the season. It's easier to open a couple windows for a day or two. Don't bother trying to relite the old coal only, I would clean out the stove and relite with new coal and then mix the old coal with new and run it through the hooper that way. The stove may not run as hot but it sounds like the weather is on your side! Good luck, Mike.
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: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:18 pm

Let the hopper get empty or shovel it out and let the fire go out. To restart shake down the stove and scoop out a hollow in the old coal to light a new fire. Add coal from there.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Newcoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:33 pm

Back up and running boy's!
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Newcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Weber industries (not hooked up yet)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds circulator 1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Heat pump ,oil boiler(lopi wood stove at camp)

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: KingCoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:54 pm

how long are you planning to need to be gone ?

you can probably tend the stove just before you walk out the door.

shake and completely refill the stove and hopper. set the draft to .05, the intake dial to 2 and it will run for 2.5-3 days.
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DSM 1400, Riteway # 37, Comforter Stove Works
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Stove/Furnace Model: 2013 1400 Circulator

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Newcoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:38 pm

.05? Only have mpd. I will turn the stove way down and open damper up half way.
Newcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Weber industries (not hooked up yet)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds circulator 1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Heat pump ,oil boiler(lopi wood stove at camp)

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:50 pm

He's referring to draft pressure as read on a manometer.. -.05 inches of water column..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Newcoal On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:03 pm

Maybe I should look into installing one next year.Would there be a benefit.
Newcoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Weber industries (not hooked up yet)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ds circulator 1600
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Heat pump ,oil boiler(lopi wood stove at camp)

Re: Letting the fire burn or go out

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:36 pm

Newcoal wrote:Maybe I should look into installing one next year.Would there be a benefit.


Benefit to a manometer?? Absolutely.. Excessive drafting could be sucking useful heat out the chimney. Inadequate drafting can lead to dead fire or leaking of carbon monoxide into your home. Every coal burner should have one, in my book they are a necessity..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

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