WM 400 at idle

WM 400 at idle

PostBy: Dremel On: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:35 am

Hi folks,
I was wondering what the best approach is to idle through the once-in-an-odd warm day of late winter ? I'm a one match kind of guy and would rather keep my coal burning than rummage through my COL bin in the wood shop.

Should I shake/reload/idle or just let the 60-80 lbs from last night sit until tonight and hope it didn't burn out ?

Thanks,
Bill
Dremel
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: William Myers
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 400


Re: WM 400 at idle

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:10 am

I would tend to service as always but with such a deep fire pot only fill it about 8 or 9 inches for less output.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: WM 400 at idle

PostBy: KingCoal On: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:21 pm

franco b wrote:I would tend to service as always but with such a deep fire pot only fill it about 8 or 9 inches for less output.


depends mostly on how strong and steady your draft is. if you have wind or even breeze to help you could just shake it down and let it run till tonight. it would be unimaginable for you to burn up 60 - 80 #'s of anthracite in that stove in 24 hrs.

in the dead of winter i use 40#'s per 24hrs. yes, i weigh it in :o

i have basically the "inner stove" with out the cabinet and keep about 6" of coal in it during roller coaster weather. tend every 12 hrs. to keep it from ashing up and stalling the draft.

my bricks are just 9" tall so the most i can get in there ever is a 12" mound. in my installation it has to be -20F and below plus 20 - 30 mph wind for that. i don't even have 9" in there unless it's going to be 30F and under for an extended period.

steve
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: WM 400 at idle

PostBy: Dremel On: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:18 pm

KingCoal wrote:
franco b wrote:I would tend to service as always but with such a deep fire pot only fill it about 8 or 9 inches for less output.


depends mostly on how strong and steady your draft is. if you have wind or even breeze to help you could just shake it down and let it run till tonight. it would be unimaginable for you to burn up 60 - 80 #'s of anthracite in that stove in 24 hrs.

in the dead of winter i use 40#'s per 24hrs. yes, i weigh it in :o

i have basically the "inner stove" with out the cabinet and keep about 6" of coal in it during roller coaster weather. tend every 12 hrs. to keep it from ashing up and stalling the draft.

my bricks are just 9" tall so the most i can get in there ever is a 12" mound. in my installation it has to be -20F and below plus 20 - 30 mph wind for that. i don't even have 9" in there unless it's going to be 30F and under for an extended period.

steve



Thanks folks! Shook down until the first red spark came down, sprinkled what I had left in the house on there. Closed it all up to simmer. It was a pretty nice day late in the winter when 45 degrees F is "nice". Pretty good breeze at 5-10 MPH.

Just reloaded.
Waiting for the blue dancing ladies...

AFA the WM 400, yes mine is brown burst but my man-cave is kind of retro and it looks great. I like it. I've had nothing but warm mornings, afternoons and nights since getting the hang of burning coal. Total newbie, been burning wood up to this point and lived in Arizona for 20 yrs before that where oddly enough, I didnt gain much experience in heating.. ;)

Thanks again,
B
Dremel
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: William Myers
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 400

Re: WM 400 at idle

PostBy: Dremel On: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:23 pm

Well that restart took alot longer than I had hoped for. It was 3-4 hours of me poking at it before it started up again.

:shock: :shock:

B
Dremel
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: William Myers
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 400