Dust control

Dust control

PostBy: mef18210 On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:21 pm

The dust from my stove (hitzer) is unbelievable this year, it's burning well but the dust is ridiculous.
I was wondering if anyone has used a dust eater or similar filter system like they use in a wood shop to corolla the fine dust.
I'm talking about the kind that hangs from a ceiling.
mef18210
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut


Re: Dust control

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:27 pm

I typed 'dust control' in the search box at the top right of the page and got this: search.php

Maybe something there will help?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Dust control

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:50 pm

Can't imagine where you're getting RIDICULOUS amounts of dust from your 50-93? I been burnin for 10 yrs & don't have any hangin from my textured ceiling??? Are all your pipe joints tight, all gaskets good, are you careful when tending & emptying ash pan?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:57 pm

Are you emptying the ash pan in the house?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Dust control

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:12 pm

Do you empty cold ashes or hot ashes?
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40's, PP Stewart No. 14, Abendroth Bros "Record 40"
Coal Size/Type: Stove / Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:52 pm

Friend with a stoker had significant fly ash this year in the house, drove his wife crazy.

I suggested that due the warm weather and idle feed status, his draft was likely marginal which necessitated first opening up a window and second, burn a little more coal to uptick the draft.

He reported the window by itself fixed the issue.

Ug
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Dust control

PostBy: mef18210 On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:07 pm

Coldish ashes, I shake grate around 5 when I get home and empty pan before bed around 9. I do empty inside ,got a face full of ashes once too many times taking pan out the basement door.
mef18210
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:32 pm

mef18210 wrote:Coldish ashes, I shake grate around 5 when I get home and empty pan before bed around 9. I do empty inside ,got a face full of ashes once too many times taking pan out the basement door.


Okay. I might have some good ideas for you

Ash Can Modification

Dust Free Ash Pan Dumping
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size


Re: Dust control

PostBy: mef18210 On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:43 pm

I like that but my pan is way wider than my can. I've done the shop vac but like you was worried about the errant hot ash getting sucked up. But I may be able to rig something similar with the water.
mef18210
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut

Re: Dust control

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:48 pm

Ahhhhh, you meant a vac system that hangs from the ceiling!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hmmmm, interesting. Where is the stove located?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Dust control

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:44 pm

Maybe coal is super dry?
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Dust control

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:03 pm

davidmcbeth3 wrote:Maybe coal is super dry?


Maybe, but I think it's the ash that is the offender in this case lol.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Dust control

PostBy: warminmn On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:19 pm

If its windy here, which is 364 days a year, I put a sheet of tin on top of my ash pan to carry it outside, holding it on with my thumbs. That eliminates the wind throwing the ash back into the house. Lightnings posts work better if you can make them work.

You do not want to dump ash pan inside except in extreme circumstances.
warminmn
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

Re: Dust control

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:32 pm

I wonder is using an old windex bottle or such to spray the ashes with water would keep the dust down till he got outside?
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40's, PP Stewart No. 14, Abendroth Bros "Record 40"
Coal Size/Type: Stove / Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.

Re: Dust control

PostBy: mef18210 On: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:00 am

http://m.homedepot.com/p/JET-115-Volt-1 ... 341750-_-N

Stove is in the basement of a bilevel.
This is what I talking about, it's a filtration unit that is suspended from the ceiling.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut