BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

PostBy: TEJ On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:46 am

ANY OPINIONS ON BURNING A COMBINATION OF WOOD AND COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODTSOVE? IT'S THE OSLO MODEL
TEJ
 
Stove/Furnace Make: JOTUL WOODSTOVE
Stove/Furnace Model: OSLO

Re: BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:02 am

Not familiar with that model but if it doesn't have grates and an air supply from below the fire, not gonna work.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:30 am

I second Coalkirk's response. Coal needs to get air from below the fire & needs a pretty deep bed to work at all. You can always burn wood in a coal stove but not the reverse.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000


Re: BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

PostBy: Mike Wilson On: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:51 pm

It won't work, for the reasons mentioned. That said, I have thrown a few lumps (4-5) of stove coal, anthracite, into my Jotul, in the wood coal bed and right in front of the primary air inlet and they burned well... I didn't notice any difference at all in the stove's performance as compared to using just straight wood.

-- Mike
Mike Wilson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker 90 DV
Stove/Furnace Model: Jøtul Kennebec Wood Insert

Re: BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:59 am

Mike Wilson wrote:It won't work, for the reasons mentioned. That said, I have thrown a few lumps (4-5) of stove coal, anthracite, into my Jotul, in the wood coal bed and right in front of the primary air inlet and they burned well... I didn't notice any difference at all in the stove's performance as compared to using just straight wood.

-- Mike

You won't see any difference with only 4-5 pieces of coal however if you would fill it with Anthracite you would see a big
differents but that only be good if you stove could burn Anthracite remember good Anthracite will burn at 13.000 to 13.800
BTU's Per lb about double of what the best season wood will do
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: BURNING COAL IN MY JOTUL WOODSTOVE

PostBy: Mike Wilson On: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:50 am

coal berner wrote:You won't see any difference with only 4-5 pieces of coal however if you would fill it with Anthracite you would see a big
differents but that only be good if you stove could burn Anthracite remember good Anthracite will burn at 13.000 to 13.800
BTU's Per lb about double of what the best season wood will do


Yes absolutely, but it wouldn't work in my stove, so there's just no point. I was looking to see if I could extend the time my coal bed lasts. Normally I can get a nice 8-10 hours out of her between reloads.
I'm looking into a boiler this summer, probably a KA-6. I'll use it to heat my 3 zones of water based FHA heat. I'm officially tired of feeding my stove 3 times per day, and if oil is going to stay here at 3.5 to 4 per gallon, I'm going to have to change my primary fuel. My house burns 500 gallons of oil per month, 2000 gallons per year.
Mike Wilson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker 90 DV
Stove/Furnace Model: Jøtul Kennebec Wood Insert