successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:43 pm

Op4_camper wrote: If I crack open ash door it burns the way I think it should.

Then adding an additional air input might very well work.

You could use a 2 inch pipe cap with a central threaded stud. Drill and tap for the stud and surround that with drilled holes in the door or cut out the area not needed to support the stud.
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:44 pm

i think im skaking to much when i do shake it trying to get all the ash out i talked to my supplier thats what they think anyway they said the v fire box should be ok '
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:44 pm

im gunna poke it from the bottom first and the top[ then let it get real hot then add then shake a bit what do yoiu think
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:12 pm

richerrr wrote:im gunna poke it from the bottom first and the top[ then let it get real hot then add then shake a bit what do yoiu think

I think you will have to do it that way. Unless that V in the fire box is very steep ash will build up there. If the fire box is one third ash that is one third less coal burning with less heat output. You need a poker with an L bent on the end, a very common thing for use in coal stoves with less than ideal grates.
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:45 pm

ty i have got that now i hope it works
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:20 pm

the fire box is very steep i figured that was the prob still learning
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:49 pm

well my first successful new charge in my 30a the poking fron the bottom is the key im still afraid to poke the top now all i need to do is figure out how to cut the tending time down i only have an hour in the morning while getting ready for work its takin me 3 to get it all working i wish US stove would have givin the option on the combustion fan as its in the back needs to be in the front for coal so rendering it useless. thnx to this forum at least i can keep it goin merry xmas all
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:01 pm

richerrr,
can you dirvert to combustion air from above the fire to below the fire. Is there any room for a pipe or even a flattened pipe
to go under the grates. Dennis
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:34 pm

well id have to look at how its seyt up good idea tho
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:51 pm

well another question to my coal burning friends the ashley 30a blower fans 1 runs when the fire box is at120 1 runs then when it hits 140 they both run it seems that i hardly ever see the other run so here we go i turned the one switch down a bit so they would both run so what happened is the other stopped so defeating my purpose well stupid me thinking that they were marked the limit switches that is at a temperature 120 140 to my dismay its a b c d or e
with wide gaps inbetween on the dials so god only knows what temp there set at now im thinkin of just hookin both fans together on one limit switch the heat out put is great when they both run on cold nights but it is to short lived i can see if the weather is off and on this feature would be great it looked to me that they were both set at the same temp before i messed with it so any ideas would be great and if anyone knows what this a b c d e is i would like to know and also the flat head screw doesnt match the arrows on the dials
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Does anyone know about burning coal in a fc700?

PostBy: coalslick On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi! New to this sight and been reading alot the last couple of days. I have a question for coalcrazy or anyone else,I have a fire chief fc700 and having a problem burning coal. It burns wood fine,it took me awhile to figure it out but Im getting 8-10hr burn time.But with coal it goes out or a full chamber burns in 6hrs.with not much heat.I think it may be going up chimney! My chimney is 8x12,about 24ft.high,I have no barometric damper in line. If you google fire chief fc700 you can see how it is built
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:32 pm

well tried the 2 fans hooked together thing ran for about 10 min then cooled the box off so i think mabey turn the limit switch higher but dont know how high any suggestions
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: richerrr On: Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:32 am

well breakin the chain saw out i think its finally beat me down cannot seem to get the ash out poor design for coal i think
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:09 pm

Hey Rich, Don't give up on that furnace for coal yet!! I have a Clayton with a very simalar design. I discovered that there are small openings in the front and back of the firebox around the front and back liner. These openings were allowing combustion air coming in from my ash pan air feed valve to actually bypass the coal bed. In othere words the air coming in thru the ash pan could "go around" the grates instead of going up thru the grates to feed the fire from the bottom. THis isn't a problem UNTIL you get some ash cutting off air supply up thru the grates, then the draft would pull up thru between the liner and firebox, bypassing the coal bed and slowly killing the fire.

SO, I took some fiberglass insulation and plugged MOST of these bypasses. Problem solved, I'm getting more heat in the house, less up the chimney and right about now I'm gonna go crack a window cuz I'm sweating lol.

SO take a good look inside the firebox, see if you can spot these bypassing ports. Just be careful - I'm sure these ports are designed for allowing air to come up over the fire for burning wood or BIT coal, but they seem to be a hinderance for burning ANT coal.

Check out this thread :)
Fly ash and/or residue insulating firebox?
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:31 pm

hi,
I dont have a clayton or us stove product, but I do have a firebox with a vee in it,a little steeper than yours though. When and after i shake down I normally have some bridging so before i knock the bridging down i slide my l-shaped poker rod down the side of the fire brick and push the ash build up to the bottom of the grates then knock down the bridging,then level off the coal ,but not stirring, then load the new coal on top. You may have to adjust your process.Maybe my experence with my boiler might help some how.Good luck, Dennis
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