1st coal fire in new furnace.

1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: jimbo On: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:38 pm

I had my 1st coal fire in the new installed furnace in basement. The weather was cool here on Monday 8-25-08 in the 40's @ night. Warmed up nice during the day but cool at night.
Filled it up on monday evening a bag stove and a half a bag of nut and left bottom damper opened 2 turns kept fire nice all night and was 73 inside in the morning. I shook it down next morning and kept it going. Long story cut short I was able to keep it going until thursday am on the same load of coal by shaking it down in the morning and evenings and still have some coal left in the firebox.
I seem to be getting a lot of heat off of furnace in basement which I guess is ok as it makes the floors in dining room and kitchen seem like raidiant heat. I dont want to make to many changes until it gets good and cold to see how good everything is going to work. My furnace is an addon unit that has a 12 inch round duct with back draft damper that takes heat into plenum on oil furnace and then through duct work. The big blower on the oil furnace does not come on but the coal furnace is able to push heat through the duct with out any issues.
I may play around and see if i can get the big blower to come on and see if it will push better heat that way.
jimbo
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
Stove/Furnace Model: fc700

Re: 1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: coalmeister On: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:44 pm

That must have been fun, bad news good news - Fun to play with the coal to bad it's already cool enough to do so :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold

Re: 1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:44 am

Congrats on your first fire! Wow... You loaded it Monday night & still had warmth on Thursday? Try that with wood!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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Re: 1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:04 pm

Where are the pics? :dancing:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: 1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:30 pm

Congrats on the successful fire up. Its a great feeling! :)
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: 1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:50 pm

Freddy: Have u made any progress on your boiler? You must be itching to get it fired up.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: 1st coal fire in new furnace.

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:03 pm

traderfjp wrote:Freddy: Have u made any progress on


It's painted. I'm collecting parts. Just this week got my work caught up so I can at least look at the install project.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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