successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Great suggestions by everyone! Does the draft increase when you close the ash pan door?
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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: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:32 pm

I don't have a chimney clean outdoor and I do get good heat at you with the door close itsusually two turns out today about a half maybe one Turn out on the Ash door this thing seems be working real good keeps about house about the 70s I feel like I go through a lot of coal about a half a ton every two weeks
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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: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:36 pm

That's not terrible. How big is your house?
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:37 pm

This is the door closed with the spinner one turn out
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:44 pm

About 1900 ft.²
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:49 pm

That draft is a little low. Mine was the same earlier today since it was warm outside. Does that particular model have secondary air vents on it? They would likely be on the load door.
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:19 pm

Yes it's just below the load door
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:53 pm

Where are you located and how's the temps been so far? How's your draft on the manometer when it's colder out?
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:17 pm

I'm in north nj along the Delaware river I just put the manometer in Friday so I don't know yet I'll see on Tuesday it's only a low of 51 tonight and it was 60 today just went down to check it and it was 2 and I watched it go up to 3 then back down again and I have the ash door a half a turn out sound right?
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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: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:18 pm

F.N.G wrote:I'm in north nj along the Delaware river I just put the manometer in Friday so I don't know yet I'll see on Tuesday it's only a low of 51 tonight and it was 60 today just went down to check it and it was 2 and I watched it go up to 3 then back down again and I have the ash door a half a turn out sound right?


Yes. Sounds good :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: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:33 pm

Thanks for all the help I'll give an up date when it gets colder. Thanks
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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: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:37 pm

F.N.G wrote:Thanks for all the help I'll give an up date when it gets colder. Thanks


Ok partner, looking forward to it.
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: VtFarmboy On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:49 pm

I have had mine pretty hot. I think it actually burns a lot hotter with wood than with the coal. I have a bit of warpage I think there is a trim piece around the inside of the door. Its just a narrow piece of metal that at the bottom of the door opening is a bit out of shape. As far as temp goes I have not put a thermometer on it to know but like I said I think I can get this furnace a lot hotter with wood and the ash door open.
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: F.N.G On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:23 am

Well it cold for nj standers and the manometer got up to 3 so that's good but my problem is that when I go to bed it reads 0 or 1 and then it gets colder it reads 3 my stove starts burning like crazie it's is nice to get up to a hot house but I'm burning throught the coal or I'm up in the middle of the night to charge it again so should I set The barometric damper at 1 or is that to low or is there some thing else I can do ???
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Re: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:30 am

That mano reading is too low. It would be dangerous to go to bed if its reading 0 or .01.. Do you ever smell a rotton egg mixed with burnt matches scent in the house? We should see what we can do to improve your chimney draft. Can you post some pictures of your set up? Including the flue pipe from the furnace to the chimney? And pics of the chimney? You said the baro never opens. It can't because the chimney draft doesn't get strong enough. The baro only limits a high draft. It don't help a weak draft. Setting it down lower won't improve draft strength. After fresh coal ignites does the mano reading improve? It sounds like the draft strength improves as it gets colder at night and the fire starts burning better but can't be sure without more information.
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