Coal quality from various sources

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Re: Superior Coal

PostBy: coalstoves On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:57 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:After almost a week of burning the red-ash coal from Superior, I am happy to report (after some adjustments regarding the draft and baro on the hand-fired) that I am very satisfied with the results. A major difference in both stoves


What sort of adj. were needed as in more or less draft, has the time between shakes changed at all, do you notice a difference in weight of the full ash pan, any details about the change over one should look fer :?:
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Re: Superior Coal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:11 pm

coalstoves wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:After almost a week of burning the red-ash coal from Superior, I am happy to report (after some adjustments regarding the draft and baro on the hand-fired) that I am very satisfied with the results. A major difference in both stoves


What sort of adj. were needed as in more or less draft, has the time between shakes changed at all, do you notice a difference in weight of the full ash pan, any details about the change over one should look fer :?:


Less air going into the stove on the hand fed. I'm running it now at 1 turn open most of the time, JC gave me a probe thermometer to replace the surface mount on the stack before the baro. The stack temp. is running around 650 now. When the weather gets warmer I'll reduce the air more, down to 1/2. With the previous coal for the same burn temperature I'd need 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 turns open.
Also, the performance of the stove tended to decline after the first few days of burning, starting with an empty stove. After about a week or two it would be burning so poorly that in the morning or upon arriving home I'd end up dumping the fire and starting over. No such problem now, the fire is just as good today as it was Monday, once I got the baro set up correctly. Draft running -.045 to -.05" WC now.
I am getting more heat from each load of coal I place in the stove, it burns longer and completely. So I'm using less coal and the result is less ash.
The stoker is less fussy, but the ash doesn't have any unburnt pieces in it, as it did before. I've been able to reduce the burn rate, therefore less ash as well as less coal used.
All in all, a major improvement. I did have a slight problem in the Harman with clinker formation, but I was burning the stove too hot at first, that has become a non-issue since.
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:27 am

you burning rice or buck in the alaska?........i woke up to much heat again.......had to open my door and let some heat out to the garage again hehe
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:59 am

lincolnmania wrote:you burning rice or buck in the alaska?........i woke up to much heat again.......had to open my door and let some heat out to the garage again hehe
Hi Scott John is burning Buck of course :lol:
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:13 am

I have a update for Superior coal as of this week's Coal test report That Roger did At The Breaker Rice & Buck Ash content is running 12.4 % Down From 14 % Pea Nut & Stove is still at 14% I got 2600 lbs of nut today :D love there coal
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:31 am

gonna have to build u a 350 for that truck jc hehe
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:41 am

coal berner wrote:I have a update for Superior coal as of this week's Coal test report That Roger did At The Breaker Rice & Buck Ash content is running 12.4 % Down From 14 % Pea Nut & Stove is still at 14% I got 2600 lbs of nut today love there coal


Wow that’s still pretty high !
It's good you stick with them I'm sure they appreciate it and the business / customers you steer their way .

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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:48 am

no complaints here......alot less ash than hegins and no unburnt coal or rocks
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:54 am

lincolnmania wrote:no complaints here......alot less ash than hegins and no unburnt coal or rocks


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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:10 am

Been burning UAE since last weekend .With the summit couldn't go more than 2 days without emptying the ash pan . With the UAE I changed it Tue morning then went 4days till this morning before changing it . I still had room . It did tend to clinker in sheets but still nice not changing the ash so much .
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:17 am

Flyer5 wrote:Been burning UAE since last weekend .With the summit couldn't go more than 2 days without emptying the ash pan . With the UAE I changed it Tue morning then went 4days till this morning before changing it . I still had room . It did tend to clinker in sheets but still nice not changing the ash so much .


Yea I'm kinda spoiled using UAE in the Harman, I've got used to emptying the ash pan once for every 5 or so buckets of coal the Superior sounds nice but double the ash means more work fer me, and there ain't no positive spin I can put on that.

Same thing with the slabs of ash but who cares it's a stoker the stuff could come off in a solid ribbon fer all I care as long as it lands in the pan .
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: STU PIDASSO On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:11 am

i must say that burning nut for over 7 Years now. Superior has been the best that I burned. I am not worried about the ash content as much as hotter, and a cleaner product . thanks to COALBERNER for his help!!
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:48 pm

I know that analysis of Jeddo's coal you posted here is supposed to be accurate, but the Jeddo coal I burnt last year this time was about 20% ash, with half that unburnt black pieces...

The dealer I bought that Jeddo coal from had so many complaints from his customers that he stopped selling Jeddo, [after over 7 years of business with Jeddo] and is now burning and selling coal from a different source.

I burnt about 5 tons of his Jeddo rice, and it was pretty bad... Maybe this year Jeddo decided to stop selling the culm pile coal and sell just the 'real stuff'... I've heard good reports about Jeddo coal lately...

But I still laugh at that Ash report from Jeddo... They probably took those samples from a 'special load' that DIDn't have any Culm pile coal added in... 'cause if Jeddo coal was like that last year, I'd still be burning it, and about 150 Amish in Northern Indiana would still be burning it too !!


Greg L

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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:59 pm

LsFarm wrote:I know that analysis of Jeddo's coal you posted here is supposed to be accurate, but the Jeddo coal I burnt last year this time was about 20% ash, with half that unburnt black pieces...
But I still laugh at that Ash report from Jeddo... They probably took those samples from a 'special load' that DIDn't have any Culm pile coal added in... 'cause if Jeddo coal was like that last year, I'd still be burning it, and about 150 Amish in Northern Indiana would still be burning it too !!
Greg L

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Yeah but it's on the internet so it must be true :bsod:
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Re: Coal quality from various sources

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:30 pm

I'm burning Superior coal this season. Hotter and makes less ash than the Reading I used last year. BUT .. I save my ash and use it as aggregate in homemade concrete. Now I have less aggregate and have to buy more stone and sand. :-) I blame it on J.C.
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