Chimney Soot

Chimney Soot

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:38 pm

So this may be a dumb question but can the soot from bituminous coal cause a chimney fire or is it inert? Thanks
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93


Re: Chimney Soot

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:52 pm

Soot is incomplete combustion of carbon. Soot will burn but you have to get it over 1000F to get it to ignite. If your stove pipe or chimney is over 1000F you have a bigger problem than a soot deposit. :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Chimney Soot

PostBy: BlackBetty06 On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:36 pm

Right ha! Like a house fire. Makes sense. I guess anything burns or changes state if you get it hot enough. :cry:
BlackBetty06
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Nut
Other Heating: Wood, oil, dual fuel heat pump/condensing propane furnace
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: Chimney Soot

PostBy: corey On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:29 pm

Bit soot will glow then vanish with no roaring fire like wood creosote.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous

Re: Chimney Soot

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:04 pm

More likely to plug up the chimney than catch fire as I understand it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Chimney Soot

PostBy: corey On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:07 pm

coaledsweat wrote:More likely to plug up the chimney than catch fire as I understand it.


Easy to deal with but that sums it up.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous