Coal used in Pellet Stoves

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:16 am

My simple mind has yet to come to grips with the logic of burning coal in a non-approved stove when it could be sold & a proper coal burning stove be put into use, what am i missing ???
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:26 am

Pellets have become scarce. There are none to buy anywhere. Some are resorting to trying other fuels in then.

I went to the Harmon site and looked at that pellet stove. Wow that sucker is nice! Mine is a breckwell and operates a little different. The major difference I see the pellets are forced across the burn plate where mine has a burn pot the pellets drop into.

I still think the little feed auger won't handle the coal very well. Also it appears that the fuel is forced across an incline which does ok with lighter wood pellets but heavier coal may not cooperate. Then there's the over heat problem too...
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:15 pm

I guess he decided not to do the experiment. :(
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace


Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:05 pm

The intelligent brain cells won ??
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Coal used in Pellet Stoves

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:22 pm

Freddy wrote:[color=#FF0000]
This may sound like I'm breaking my rule of "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all", but, truly I believe that you'll find that burning coal in this pellet stove will be an expensive experiment, hence, if I save you the cost of replacement parts (or stove), and if I save you evacuating the house because of CO, then I am in actuality saying something nice.


I like what Freddy has to say. But I also "love" experiments. (Especially when it's not my equipment).
I say, "go for it". Keep a close eye on it at all times. Somebody will be able to say..."I told you so".
Maybe it will be you.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride