successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:30 pm

How hot can you run these Clayton furnaces before they break ????
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600 m
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:36 pm

F.N.G wrote:How hot can you run these Clayton furnaces before they break ????


Hard sayin, I guess you would have to push it till the grates warped.. If you need to run it that hard, its too small for the space your trying to heat.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:02 am

I walk away for a min and it got up to 700 think it will be ok
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:50 am

F.N.G wrote:I walk away for a min and it got up to 700 think it will be ok


You burning anthracite? Where was 700 degrees? Flue pipe? You leave the ash pan door open?
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:53 pm

Anthracite yes. Right above the door the thermometer is. Didn't look at the temp on the flue pipe. And yes the ash door was open
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600 m
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:14 pm

How did you cool it down?

It's probably ok although I wouldn't recommend running it that hot. I've had 540 degrees over the load door when some bituminous coal went nuclear on me. Later I discovered the rear fire box liner burned thru.

Hopefully you didn't warp anything. It's recommended to stand by the appliance if you have the ash door open unless you have something to warn you that it's getting hot.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:30 pm

You burning anthracite? Yes Where was 700 degrees? Above the door Flue pipe?didnt look at the temp You leave the ash pan door open?yes
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:46 pm

Just loaded it with more coal and damped it down to only two turns .. when you load it drop the temp a lot
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:26 am

F.N.G wrote:Just loaded it with more coal and damped it down to only two turns .. when you load it drop the temp a lot


Yes the fresh load of cold coal will soak up some heat before it ignites.. Don't run off with the ash pan door open.. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:40 am

What temp do you run yours at I was at 450 now I'm trying to keep it at 3 or350
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:11 am

F.N.G wrote:What temp do you run yours at I was at 450 now I'm trying to keep it at 3 or350


Depends on the weather. Yesterday, high of 14 degrees outside I averaged about 310 degrees over the load door with 190 degrees on top the flue pipe about 18 inches out from the furnace.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:56 pm

Put a manometer in its running 0 or -.01 good or bad????
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:17 pm

F.N.G wrote:Put a manometer in its running 0 or -.01 good or bad????


Can you post a picture? That is a pretty weak reading. Where are you taking the reading? On the pipe? Should keep a minimum of -.02 or better. I run mine -.03. Do you have a manual pipe damper or barometric damper installed?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:26 pm

Both dampers but my manual damper is wide open
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:30 pm

Sorry the last one was upside down
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