What are you burning in your AK-110

What are you burning in your AK-110

PostBy: Mike69 On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:26 pm

Hello All,
I will be getting my AK-110 soon and was wondering what is the best size (pea etc...) to burn in them before I go and by a few tons of the wrong stuff?

Thanks
Mike
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Re: What are you burning in your AK-110

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:31 pm

Rice is what is recommended. Buckwheat can be burned but harder to throttle down in the milder weather. Thanks, Dave
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Re: What are you burning in your AK-110

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:57 pm

My third season only burning rice. Congrats on a nice stove. Can you give details of the install, I might learn something.
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Re: What are you burning in your AK-110

PostBy: heatwithcoal On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:35 am

I burned buckwheat early in the season (oct-nov) and seemed to go through more than I had hoped with warmer temps outside. Once it got cold in December it seemed to burn more efficiently. I changed remainder of my coal order (3 tons) to rice because of my early season experiences with the buckwheat and now wished I hadn't. I seemed to be filling the hopper more with the rice when the outside temps were pretty steady. Next year I am going to try rice in fall and spring and buckwheat though the winter.

Of course i have no scientific evidence to back up my statements, just my experiences. :D

I am on track to burn 5 ton this year. 2 of buckwheat and 3 of rice (1650 sqft well-insulated raised ranch)

Mark.

Please show install photos, fellow AK110er.
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