Disappointed with test burn

Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: devon570 On: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:16 pm

Hello newbie here . I was not happy when I came home from work to find the stove burned out ,last night it burned all night this morning shake it down then I add a shovel and a half of coal regular shovel that's only ten hours some guys here are getting twelve hours burn with a load of coal :mad: what did I do wrong.
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:21 pm

devon570 wrote:I add a shovel and a half of coal



Hi. I'm not familiar with your stove but 1.5 shovels full of coal is nowhere near enough to get it to burn for a long time. When you shake it down, you should fill your stove up to the top of the firebrick. Why just 1.5 shovels?
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: SemperFi On: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:59 pm

Devon, in order to get a full nights burn from a shovel and a half I would need to use a grain shovel at 30 lbs per scoop. You said regular shovel, what kind is that? What size coal are you using? Did it burn to a deep bed of ash and half burnt coal or just go out?
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:31 pm

What was the daytime high temp today and how tall is your chimney?

If it got warm you may have not had enough draft.

BK
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: devon570 On: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:57 pm

I am using nut coal the chimney is about 35-40 feet inside the house ,temp today was 68 maybe that was the problem the shovel is a standard shovel that holds about 10lbs max . I will try again when the weather is much colder I will also add more coal before I go to work thank you all.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Top Vent

Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:18 am

Fill it up as much as you can, you control the burn rate by adjusting the air. Less air, longer burn.
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: SemperFi On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:28 am

Well Devon I dont think draft is an issue with a 35' to 40' stack, Richard said it all, fill it up.
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:34 am

Do you have a barometric damper?

With your chimney you should have plenty of draft.
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Re: Disappointed with test burn

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:00 am

I would be nervous about filling a stove up and leaving with no one to watch it if I wasn't familiar with it's operation yet. You might want to "test" it on the weekend or when you will be home so you can get it figured out. I just always think about safety first.

Brett
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