successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:45 pm

talked to pastor. he's gonna try a full bed of coal, shaking down less, and getting a baro. good luck bud
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: North Candlewood On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:19 pm

Pastor55
I sent you a PM check it please.
Charles
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:17 pm

How ya makin out tonight pastor? Remember, load that puppy right to the top of the firebrick. Call if ya need help.
Johb
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: eng11ine On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:29 am

I recently installed my manometer. I have a reading of between .09-.1. The weight is at the low setting end on the baro. If I hold the baro open, I can drop it down to around .07. My question is do I need to install a bigger baro to keep the Clayton 1600 running at around .06 as recomended.
Chimmney is 8x8 Inside an exterior wall approx 30 feet tall
Current Weather rconditions, 45 deg, Light rain, light breeze.

the baro is an old one that was installed on my oil furnace. Before I installed, I cleaned it as best as possible.

May pick up a new one this weekend to see that makes a difference

as always any advice is definetly appreciated
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:44 am

I'd have to say if your pulling that kind of draft in 45* weather, you'd better upgrade that baro! :) ;)
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: DOUG On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:55 am

I agree. Get a larger Barometric draft regulator. You'll have to buy some step up fittings to get it to fit to the smaller pipe. I had to do that with my chimney to get it to work. I have an 8" barometric draft regulator on my 6" Clayton 1600. I have a 7", 37' chimney in the center of the house and now it is tuned just right. :idea: :)
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: pastor55 On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:29 am

hey guys,got home last around 5:00 ,got a fire going . I topped it up to the top didn't shake it, didn't touch it other then turned the draft knobs. That puppy ran all night got up 6:00 dismourning and everything looked great. Now the next thing is when do I shake it . I did poke up under the grates a little.Stove pipe last night about 1 foot from the stove was nice and warm to the touch like it should be. I'm happy for now. Thanks guys. matt
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:55 am

maybe in my experiences is wait 24 hours till your first shakedown, that sound right doug? remember after every shake make sure you see a glow underneath the grates. remember, dont shake too much. shake till you see glowing embers in the ash pan, then MAYBE a couple more shakes. if you remember in our phone talk, shaking too much will lead to the coal settling into every nook and cranny it can find, restricting air flow. ya see, your catching on! your gonna love coal. make sure you get a baro too. there is a thread on the forum titled manual pipe dampers, how and when. read it, lots of knowledge there. its actually safer from what i understand to have a baro. git r done my son!
John
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:00 pm

another good one is baro damper? in plumbing, venting, and chimney section. there it spells out how to install, operate, and tune in your baro :D
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: DOUG On: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:17 pm

Yes, it took some time for me to discipline myself with leaving the coal fire alone and only shaking every 12, 18, or 24 hours. It is much different than burning wood. Burning anthracite has definitely made me a better wood burner too. Now understanding the different firing methods for burning either wood, bituminous coal, or anthracite coal, because of this great forum, my fuel consumption has been reduced and my overall home heating comfort is so much better. :)
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: pastor55 On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:27 am

gitrdonecoal wrote:How ya makin out tonight pastor? Remember, load that puppy right to the top of the firebrick. Call if ya need help.
Johb


I'm doing pretty good with it so far.
matt
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:00 pm

ah fantastic sir! get that baro yet?
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: pastor55 On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:17 am

gitrdonecoal wrote:ah fantastic sir! get that baro yet?

not yet
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:49 pm

how are all of our new hotblast and clayton owners doing so far? experiences? any problems? lets hear some feedback!
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: pastor55 On: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:56 pm

gitrdonecoal wrote:how are all of our new hotblast and clayton owners doing so far? experiences? any problems? lets hear some feedback!

shes still burning well.
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