Newby

Newby

PostBy: Hillbilly25 On: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:57 pm

Hey guys, im new to the coal burning family and this will be my first winter burning coal. I burned wood last year but i am looking to get away form all the work that comes along with it. I have a us stove hotblast 1500 wood/coal furnace. Any tips, tricks or cheap places to get coal would be appreciated. I live in northwest indiana. Thanks in advance!
Hillbilly25
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Us stove hot blast 1500

Re: Newby

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:15 pm

Use the search box in the upper right corner of the page and type in hotblast wood/coal furnace, read, and read, and you will find a few members with that brand. There is also a member "Lightning" with some excellent experience and insight happy reading!
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: Newby

PostBy: Hillbilly25 On: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:05 am

Thanks! I have been reading for days now. This site has alot of good information. Now to just find a place close to me that sells coal.
Hillbilly25
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Us stove hot blast 1500


Re: Newby

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:41 am

Clayton / Hot Blast Mods and Tending for Anthracite

I have the secrets to burning coal in that unit.. click this link above.. there is also a video on shake and load in the first post..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Newby

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:20 pm

A very great unit for the price! Throws excellent heat when set up properly, i have the hotblast 1357 and it works great when the kinks are worked out of it, these guys here are awesome! Tons of great knowledge, you will love the easy 12 hour burns and no creosote worry ask away and well do our best to answer, pics are always the best
hotblast1357
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: Newby

PostBy: Hillbilly25 On: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:02 pm

What size coal are you guys burning?
Hillbilly25
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Us stove hot blast 1500

Re: Newby

PostBy: hotblast1357 On: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:07 pm

I am burning nut size, but have recently picked up a little over a ton of pea for "the right price" so I will use that on top of my nut to slow the fire down and on those warm days because it sits tighter in the fire pot restricting the air and causing a cooler fire, alot of people use stove size also in these models, it depends on how good your draft is too, I highly recommend a manometer and barometric damper so that you can dial it in
hotblast1357
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: hot blast 1357M
Baseburners & Antiques: coral andes 213 baseburner
Coal Size/Type: anthracite stove/nut/pea
Other Heating: oil furnace

Re: Newby

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:20 pm

I have been using nut size the last three years. This year I'm trying a half and half mix of stove size and nut size..
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix