Best method to mix nut and stove coal

Best method to mix nut and stove coal

PostBy: jimbo On: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:36 pm

I have 2 tons of stove and 1 ton of nut. What is the best way to mix the 2 sizes?
Is it best to put stove coal in the fire box first and load nut on top of it?
Or is it better to blend the 2 sizes before they go into the stove?
I am going to burn mainly stove based on my furnace being designed a lot like the claytons and reading the topic about burning coal in a clayton.
It is going to be in the 40's tonight ( it is 51 outside now) so I started a coal fire to test burn the furnace with kimmels stove coal. I loaded the kimmels (1bag) on the bottom and (1/2 bag) Blaschak nut on top.
Any advice would be great.
jimbo
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
Stove/Furnace Model: fc700

Re: Best method to mix nut and stove coal

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:53 pm

For delivery this was called range but it would be pea and nut. We'd just load them separately over the entire length of the box.It would mix nicely as it came out of the truck.

Is this coal in bags or bulk?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Best method to mix nut and stove coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:57 pm

I'd keep the two sizes of coal separate.. You may want to experiment with just nut or just stove.. I found that just stove coal burned too fast and hot. I liked to toss several shovels of nut over the top of the stove to slow down the fire and control the heat output.

You may find that you like just stove or just nut.. every instalation and house is different..

Greg L

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Re: Best method to mix nut and stove coal

PostBy: jimbo On: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:33 am

coal is in bags.
I just went down and checked on furnace it was still burning and it is a nice and warm in here temp outside was 42 and 71 inside.
I think I will try to burn nut next time we need some heat and see how just straight nut does.
jimbo
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
Stove/Furnace Model: fc700

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