Ashley Cac Coal Stove

Ashley cac coal stove

PostBy: ashley2005 On: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:46 am

Ive burned wood without difficulty for 25 yrs in northern maine, but I have a lot to learn about burning coal. I just purchased an ashley cac coal stove, and would like it to keep a fire going for 12 hours without tending. Is that possible?How hi would you fill the stove? Im using clean anthracite nut coal. Any thoughts or references to books on coal burning would be appreciated.

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PostBy: Ray On: Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:30 am

I have a Harman SF 160 coal boiler. I run this boiler every 8 hours. I shake and add new coal to it. I never had a fire go out yet. If I tried to get 12 hours out of it I would have to fool around with wood to get it up and running again. Running a coal stove is all different then using wood. You have more ash and more cleaning to do. I fill mine up to the top of the firebrick; I also use nut coal. I keep my electronic damper set on a very low setting. I maintain 195degree water. My stovepipe temp never gets above 200 degrees.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:05 pm

You should be able to get 12 hours out of it no problem. that's providing you don't have it set to produce a lot of heat. Fill it up as far as you can as suggested above and turn the draft down.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite