Burning bit coal

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: corey On: Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:36 pm

I would experiment with it you can better control heat by closing it or opening it back up. Also once the gases are burnt it just cools the stove down if it is wide open.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: ldmill On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:28 am

That looks like a good quality coal by the analysis sheet to me.
ldmill
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Gentleman Janitor with a Motor Stokor
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous Stoker / 1-1/2" X 1/4"
Other Heating: Geothermal Heat Pump

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:33 am

It burns well. Just flares up pretty good when you load it and continues to for awhile. Then calms down. Lots of ash! Lol.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: ldmill On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:15 am

Yes, 10.5-11.3% ash is considerable but is also manageable. The btu's are really good so
you will get a lot of heat out of the Warm Morning.
The analysis does not show what the vol's are. It likely is high vol coal.
Also throwing some dry fines into a good flame will make a much bigger flame
very quick.
ldmill
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Gentleman Janitor with a Motor Stokor
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous Stoker / 1-1/2" X 1/4"
Other Heating: Geothermal Heat Pump

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:51 am

Thanks.
I've been playing with anthracite as well. Bought 1000 lbs to try.
I've noticed that it burns longer and hotter and stays loose where as the bit clumps together as it gets burning. Doesn't last as long as the anthracite either.
Does all this seem to be normal?
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:58 am

Was wondering if I could throw a small bed of anthracite let it get going then throw some bit on top if this would be okay to do? Like I said earlier, I get the bit free from work so I like to use as much as this as I can. Just want to get longer burn times as I'm away for 12 hours or more.

Once again thank you to all that has replied and helped me out here. Greatly appreciated.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: corey On: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:07 am

Anthracite needs a deep bed for it to work. It's been covered in other threads about burning both together.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous