Burning bit coal

Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:42 pm

Hi all. New to the forum

Was wondering what the best stove is for burning soft fine bituminous coal?
Looking at used
1. Surdiac
2. Hizler 55
3. Warm morning
4. Dutch west
Thanks
Jaytow
 


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:16 pm

Hi and welcome

look over here for tons of Bit info

Using Bituminous Coal
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 3:24 pm

Thanks King. Been looking, lots of good info. Just wasn't sure of the best stove out of the ones I've been looking into and even if it would burn the coal that's avaliable to me.
It's a real soft bit coal with lots of fines in it. I used it last year to mix with my wood. Burned well that way. It's used to fire a kiln and is put through a mill to blow it in to burn it.
Thanks again. :)
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:30 pm

For Got to mention was looking at a riteway as well. These look to be all good stove that are able to burn bituminous.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:01 pm

#2 and #3, but if you are burning all or mostly fines you are asking for problems. Better spend a day reading the link Kingcoal gave.
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: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:03 pm

Was thinking I could sift the finest out. I can get this next to nothing. Your thoughts. Lol
Thanks. ☺
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:06 pm

Soft coal fines are NOT fun to deal with they smother the fire, an a bunch of the energy content goes up the chimney as unburned hydrocarbons.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Okay, thanks. I can get a warm morning model 400 b for $150. Ever heard of it and is it a good stove?
Jaytow
 


Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:40 pm

imagine yourself sifting 40+/- pounds of dusty coal a day, for several months. Its not something you want 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: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:43 pm

I hear yeah. Guess I'll buy in bulk. About $289 a ton.
How's that warm morning for a choice? I think the price is right.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:57 pm

Where are you located and why is the bit coal so expensive? You'd be better off with anthracite for that price.

Like the others mentioned the only good bit coal is the big chunks. Like fist size and bigger. Fines and small pieces smother and lead to puff backs, we're talking big ones that push thick yellow tire burnt reeking smoke out the load door. It's an odor that sticks around for a while too. The wife will not be happy about it either lol.
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Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Western Ma. I'll look into it. Lol
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Jaytow On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:01 pm

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.
Jaytow
 

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:08 pm

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).
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Burning bit coal

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:20 pm

Yes, make sure to use anthracite in the location your at unless you can get good bit a lot cheaper.

Your in Massachusetts so I have to bring up a Chubby brand stove, but the choice is almost limitless for anthracite stoves.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite. Soft coal
Other Heating: wood