Are rice burning stoves more efficient then nut stoves?

Are rice burning stoves more efficient then nut stoves?

PostBy: scp944 On: Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:33 pm

Whats the difference between stoves that burn nut and stoves that burn rice sized coal? I seen a stove burning rice at a stove store and seemed to me that it was much more efficient. Unlike my stove that burns nut and must be full, this stove had a small burning pot with only a few hand fulls of rice burning, looked very similiar to my dads pellet stove. And the heat coming out of it was unbelievable.


PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:08 pm

I'm not so sure, it's smaller burn area but it's also burning very fast. I've heard both are more efficient from different sources but I would put my money on the stoker. It's a even constant heat, even to the point where it won't come on unless you need it. Rice coal will go out without a draft.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coalburner On: Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:12 pm

My stove has a feed pot and can burn up to 8 lbs an hour but it runs most of the time at 2.5 lbs an hour.
It takes some cleaning to keep it working but I get a complete burn with little or no unburnt pieces.
It heats 1700 + sq ft to 70 degrees on all but the days it is singal digits.