Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Pancho On: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:18 pm

I am getting ready to make my very first purchase of anthracite...ever. Do you guys burn straight stove coal or mix it with nut size?.

I am told I need 6 tons (ish) and was thinking of mixing the two sizes.....or should I just get all stove size?.

Thanks for the input.
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:10 pm

Get the stove coal.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Pancho On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:54 am

wsherrick wrote:Get the stove coal.


Welp.....end of thread. :D

Just curious, have you run anything other than stove in your #6?.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

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Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: stovehospital On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:36 am

I have a similar #6 Herald and I use nut coal. People keep giving me coal so I use it. It is less responsive to changes in the air settings on the stove. Stove coal has larger air spaces and is easier to control.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 250 stoves in barns
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Herald baseheater

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Pancho On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:56 am

stovehospital wrote:I have a similar #6 Herald and I use nut coal. People keep giving me coal so I use it. It is less responsive to changes in the air settings on the stove. Stove coal has larger air spaces and is easier to control.


So your heat output is still adequate but recovery time is slower nut coal?.

I ask as the supplier I am working with stocks nut coal but I have to order stove coal. If I come up short next heating season I may be forced to use 'some' nut coal.
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Start out with the nut and save the stove for when it's cold. That big stuff burns hot and fast. Best to get a handle on your new toy before you start hot rodding it!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:06 pm

Pancho

I can't speak for Glenwood stoves but I can say my Crawford enjoys Stove size the best. Though I have found a 70/30 or 80/20 stove to nut ratio works great.

Bottom line? Play around with the sizes and see what works for you.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:56 pm

Plus, your chimney draft will also play a part in which size coal works best.

If your chimney has a strong draft, nut, or a nut/stove mix can help slow the stove down to where it's easier for you to get the temps you want.

Or, if your chimney draft is on the weak side, the stove coal will burn more easily than the nut, producing more heat output.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Pancho On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:04 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Start out with the nut and save the stove for when it's cold. That big stuff burns hot and fast. Best to get a handle on your new toy before you start hot rodding it!


Fast......as in if I think I need 6 tons of 'coal'....then I should get 7 tons?.
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Pancho On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:06 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:Plus, your chimney draft will also play a part in which size coal works best.

If your chimney has a strong draft, nut, or a nut/stove mix can help slow the stove down to where it's easier for you to get the temps you want.

Or, if your chimney draft is on the weak side, the stove coal will burn more easily than the nut, producing more heat output.

Paul


Well, it drafts strong with my current wood stove.....but the stack temps are much higher with the wood stove than they will be with the new base heater (at least that's what it sounds like anyhow).
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Pancho On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:09 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Pancho

I can't speak for Glenwood stoves but I can say my Crawford enjoys Stove size the best. Though I have found a 70/30 or 80/20 stove to nut ratio works great.

Bottom line? Play around with the sizes and see what works for you.


I probably will, at some point, mess with a mixture but that's only because if I want to run stove coal I have to order it ahead of time (in full for the season). The dealer(s) I have talked to don't stock it here in Michigan.
Pancho
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 8
Coal Size/Type: Stove
Other Heating: Jotul Firelight

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm

Do base burners use a baro?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:04 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Do base burners use a baro?


No, not really. A base burner leaves little heat left to go up the chimney. Unless the chimney draws like an Electrolux, you have a high probability that the baro will cause draft failure and/or reversal.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: BPatrick On: Thu May 01, 2014 11:40 am

baseheater=coal stove. In direct draft stoves, burn time and temps is greatly effected by size of coal. Since the baseheater sends it down around the inner barrel through the bottom and then out again, it slows the airflow down robbing the max amount of heat out of it. Stove coal helps because it lets the airflow through the coal without choking it off. Other sizes will burn, right now I'm using up my pea coal that was left over, great for shoulder months, but it is more work as the coal is smaller. I'd rather burn one size and just control the air settings.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40 Baseheaters
Coal Size/Type: Stove Coal
Other Heating: Herald Oak No. 18

Re: Fellas with Glenwood #6's.....what size coal ya burning?.

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu May 01, 2014 12:06 pm

Since both nut and stove have worked well to get different cooking temps with the range, I'm going to add on another bin for stove coal next to the nut coal bin for when the #6 gets hooked up for next season.

Then I can mix and match for both stoves whenever I need to.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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