Burning bit coal

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:33 pm

Lightning wrote:
Jaytow wrote:It's not Bit coal. Chest nut.
Where work we have a kiln that burns bit I can get for free. But has alot of fines.


Oh okay, so you mean chestnut anthracite. If you plan to use that then it opens doors for many different stoves. It depends on how much space you need to heat, how well insulated the house is, (heat demand).


please specify which type coal is expected to be burnt. Bituminous or anthracite ?

as for the WM 400 it's a fantastic stove. built for peat, sub bit, bit or anth will burn them all very well and make tons of heat.

as with all used stoves it must be inspected under very good light, there are many places on these that problems could be hiding.

replacement bricks for instance will cost around $85+ EACH if you have to buy them retail. the grates could be cracked, warped or stuck. the barrel could have holes behind the bricks. the doors could be warped and unable to be made to close completely thus no control over fire.

if it's a good one, there are few better "work horse" stoves. if it's a bad one you will be out the purchase price and have a new life lesson.
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:51 pm

I am going to try to burn the soft bit coal I can get from work. If not will go with the chestnut.
The guy I'm buying it from says it's in excellent condition. Going to look at it Friday and possibly pick it up if it's what he says it is.
$150. Didn't think that was bad.
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It seems to be in good shape.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:01 pm

Thank you all for the feed back. Apreceitate.

I could get a riteway for $400. I've read that the WM was just as well so figured for less money and the condition I'd go with the WM.
Like I said the bit from my workplace burnEd well in my wood only stove when I mixed it. Added longer burn and a bit hotter. Worked well.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:29 pm

Jaytow wrote:I am going to try to burn the soft bit coal I can get from work. If not will go with the chestnut.
The guy I'm buying it from says it's in excellent condition. Going to look at it Friday and possibly pick it up if it's what he says it is.
$150. Didn't think that was bad.


i think i recognize that stove and setting from an ad by one of our contibutors but there have been so many i could be mistaken.

from the pic, if it looks as good in person as in photo, i'd take that stove over the other every day

good luck
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:32 pm

Thanks for the advice King!☺
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:33 am

your welcome. when you are looking at the stove there will be a manufacturer's I.D. tag on the back get a pic of that for us along with as many others you can get of the inside and outside of the actual stove barrel, doors, bricks and grates

PS it will take an appliance dolly and several guys to get that stove to what ever truck / trailer you can move it in and you DON'T want to drop it. the cabinet is just sheet metal and the bricks are $$$
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:37 am

Sure King, absolutely! Should be picking it up Friday. I'll get all kinds of pics and post them. See what ya all think. ☺

Thanks for the info for loading it onto my truck. Thought the two of us could do it buts sounds like I need a couple more guys. I have a hand truck just need some more manpower.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:43 pm

Jaytow wrote:Sure King, absolutely! Should be picking it up Friday. I'll get all kinds of pics and post them. See what ya all think. ☺

Thanks for the info for loading it onto my truck. Thought the two of us could do it buts sounds like I need a couple more guys. I have a hand truck just need some more manpower.


the problem is the main barrel that actually holds the fire is in the center of that cabinet and the 2 are only connected with strap brackets. if you're just under the back or side of the cabinet you won't be under any of the weight thus lots of stress on stuff that don't like it. like wise if you lay it on a side, crush the cabinet and dump / break the bricks.

if you use a piece of plywood under the whole bottom and ratchet strap it to the hand truck you might be ok with 3 guys. 4 would be better if you can swing it.

the 400 was listed as 378 #'s in the old ads
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:23 am

This is the bituminous coal I have at my workplace. It's for our kiln. It's grind down to powder form and blown in.
Thought maybe I could take the bigger chunks that fall down after the pile is pushed up with the loader.
Thoughts. Lol
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:14 am

Welcome to the forum. Here are my thoughts:

1) Theres nothing there for a size comparison, making it impossible to determine size.

2) That'll be a lot of work, handpicking for an entire heating season.

3) The orange color you see is sulpher, BTU's will be very low because of it. And it will smoke like the dickens.

4) If you have neighbors, they will grow a dislike for you very quickly.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:45 am

Thanks Don for your thoughts.
My thoughts were the same.
Thinking I'm just going to buy some coal in bulk.
Luckily I don't have any neighbors. But I want a nice smooth burn and not have to deal with it all the time. Was just a thought seeing as it is easy to get here at work.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:03 pm

Pictures of the new stove as promised.
Looking forward to getting this hooked up.




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Doesn’t appear to be in bad shape at all.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: warminmn On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:12 pm

It looks like you did very very good! Those corner bricks that are hollow, treat them carefully, as they are very expensive.

Edit: dont throw wood into this breaking those corner bricks as it would be easy to do.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:16 pm

warminmn wrote:It looks like you did very very good! Those corner bricks that are hollow, treat them carefully, as they are very expensive.

Edit: dont throw wood into this breaking those corner bricks as it would be easy to do.

+1
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:20 pm

They look expensive! Not sure if you can even get them anymore?
I will make sure to take care of them. Lol
Jaytow