Burning bit coal

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:26 pm

This baby will burn everything down to and maybe including combustible dirt!!! :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:31 pm

I think you got a fantastic deal on that stove. It appears to be in excellent shape.
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:41 pm

yep, if the rest is as good as those bricks and grates you got one hunny of a deal and will be real happy using it.

i'll try to find the 400 owners manual, it's on here some where.

good job,
steve
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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 7:43 pm

The guy I bought it from said he's had it in his dehumidified basement for 23 years and he never got around to hooking it up. He bought it after the first owner used it a handfull of times.
He moving and had to get rid of it. So I'm the proud owner of this thing now.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:43 pm

Thanks Steve.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:51 pm

the link to the manual is in the 13th post on the first page of this thread.

Manual for Locke Warm Morning Model 400 ???

glad to help
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 8:01 pm

Oh wow! Thanks a lot Steve. I will be reviewing that tonight. :)
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:52 pm

That is some junky looking bit coal. Those red/yellow pieces are "bone" I'm not sure if its clay of some sort or a chalk but I know for a fact it doesn't burn and will get caught in the grates. When I burned bit in my vigilant I had to be very careful not to put any of that junk in it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:15 pm

Here is a couple hundred lbs of the bit I screened. Took a bout 20 minutes.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:20 pm

Got down in the lower 40s last night so I fired it up to see how it burn. Burned really well! It stunk pretty bad the first couple hours. Not inside , but outside. Added a little every half hr. For the first couple hours. Then just closed it up and let it burn. Threw alot of heat. Good draft as well.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:13 am

Can anyone read this correctly and tell me if this is good coal.
Thanks.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:14 am

It's all Spanish to me. Lol.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:18 am

My warm morning seems to be burning it nicely. Throwing some decent heat.
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Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: corey On: Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:19 am

Jaytow wrote:My warm morning seems to be burning it nicely. Throwing some decent heat.


Looking good.

You can burn the fines. Just throw a shovel full on at a time for now.

Edit. The load door air vent is very important with bituminous. Open it up with a fresh load to burn volitule gases. I would play around with it.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:55 pm

Thanks a lot Corey. I do have some fines. I do what you suggested. I also save all my little food boxes as well and will fill them with fines and throw it in here and there. Seems to work well. Better than wasting. Lol.
Interesting with that upper vent. I've aways just left it open all the time. I will have to try experiencing with it.
Thanks again.
Jaytow