Coal used in Pellet Stoves

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: 43Yankee On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:27 pm

Sounds like back in the day when you register you daily driver for the demolition derby. Maybe send the family to the mall and keep any firefighting equipment close at hand. Take plenty of pictures for forum archive and keep the C.O. detector hand. This is sounding like a planned train wreck and I will look through my fingers. If this works I'm going back to grilling hot dogs in my toaster!
I forgot to mention, best of luck!


This is hilarious!! Thanks for that vote of confidence!!
43Yankee
 
Other Heating: Harmon Advance Pellet Stove.

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: 43Yankee On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:30 pm

[quote][/quote]Sounds like back in the day when you register you daily driver for the demolition derby. Maybe send the family to the mall and keep any firefighting equipment close at hand. Take plenty of pictures for forum archive and keep the C.O. detector hand. This is sounding like a planned train wreck and I will look through my fingers. If this works I'm going back to grilling hot dogs in my toaster!
I forgot to mention, best of luck!

This is hilarious!!! Thanks for that fine vote of confidence!!

BTW - Ignore copied post. New to the forum and it's reply quirks.
43Yankee
 
Other Heating: Harmon Advance Pellet Stove.

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: 43Yankee On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:40 pm

Not sure on NEPA location (assume NE PA!!) Anyway - I'm west of Binghamton, NY about 1-1/2 hrs so it's a little expensive. 240/280 ton. I will do some shopping and firefighting this weekend!!
43Yankee
 
Other Heating: Harmon Advance Pellet Stove.


Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: J F Graham On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Yankee., be advised; that Columbus took a chance, and discovered the new world. Whereas I merely took a chance on a couch and lost everything!!! Be careful!!! :o
J F Graham
 

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:49 pm

Yankee

Think you could set up a video camera for this "test" you are planning. Might be worth a half million or so youtube hits if things go right... errr I mean wrong :lol:

Seriously though please keep us rock burners posted on your "test". :D
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:13 pm

I see a hold my beer and watch this moment!
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Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: warminmn On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:21 pm

Heck, if you want to really be brave, oil the coal too. :blowup: I AM JOKING!

It might work, but even if it does, it wouldnt be very practical long term. Personally, I wouldn't try it. i'd invest in a few electric heaters instead, or even a cheap, used, vented, oil space heater. Craiglist has plenty of those. Rub your hands together. More sex. Hot coffee. Whiskey. Get a few dogs to keep you warm. Anything to make heat is better then wrecking your stove/house.

But yes, please put your experiment on webcam so we can watch it until the heat devours the cam. :D
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:42 pm

Stop discouraging the guy. I want to see how this works! :!: Remember Dave Barry demonstrating blazing pop-tarts in a toaster? Who could not cheer for him?

My guess is, there will be some problem with air flow and the coal won't ignite or won't keep burning. Might damage the burn pot, but might not, after all a wood fire is pretty hot too. Can't see that it would damage anything else unless the feed auger jams -- the stove should be able to dissipate whatever heat is produced. But damn, the only way to find out is to try it.
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:59 pm

Give it a whirl ,just call your local fire dept. & have them come to your house as a standby for a test burn,its only a pellet stove after all, you can then buy a coal burner for the rest of this season,& you will be all set up for next yr........ if you still have a house to put it in :shock: remember,insurance won't pay for willful ignorance .
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:42 pm

All you guys that have burned stoker stoves can just imagine how this will turn out.

1. Put the stoker starter bomb in the bottom of the burn pot.
2. Cover it with rice coal.
3. Light the stoker bomb and slam the door.
4. *censored* your pants when the bomb lights and fills the stove with smoke.
5. Turn on the combustion blower and *censored* your pants again as the smoke comes out of every crack in the stove.
6. If you've survived up to this point, watch as the burn pot starts to glow red then yellow.
7. *censored* you pants again and run to the kids sand box and hope the sand isn't frozen. If frozen,
throw the cat's litter pan on the burn pot and open all the windows.
8. Enter the video in "Worlds Funniest Videos" and win $10,000

Any questions.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Tough crowd. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:00 pm

Its called tough love !
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:09 pm

TSB,You've missed Your Calling !.......That was a Beautiful Play By Play Calling of the Catastrophic Chain Of Events That Would Occur! I think the whole Debacle could be sponsored by Depends Under Garments :...."Burning Rice Coal In Your Pellet-Burner? Feel Safe? It Depends ! This Autopsy Brought To You By The Fine Folks At Depends Under Garments-We'll Help You Carry The Load !" I can't believe this made it to page 2. This has got to be a plant. Please don't bring this type of a blatant and dangerous idea here again just to see if we're ignorant enough to sanction it. Burn Pellets Only,Or Else.... :flush:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:24 pm

Biggest difference I see between coal and a pellet stove is, the coal stove blows fresh air into the burning coal mass. (all clean air), where the pellet stove draws the dirty combustion gases thru the (dirty) fan and then pushes the exhaust up a 4" stove pipe.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:57 pm

The feed rate would be way too fast even at the lowest setting so you would need to figure out a way to reduce it.

I had a pellet stove years ago but never thought to try coal in it...if I still had that stove, I would try coal in it :shock:
rberq wrote:Stop discouraging the guy. I want to see how this works! :!: the only way to find out is to try it.

I agree with rberq...I say go for it.

Just watch it closely and be ready to pull the plug.
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)