Nut coal and Pea coal mixture

Re: Nut coal and Pea coal mixture

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:50 am

Jafadog, Your apsolutely right it's against the building codes and i think for the reason you mentioned creosote. However, i burned wood in this same configuration for a lot of years (back then it wasn't a code voilation) and never had a problem. i didn't have a problem with the wood i think for two reasons 1. my chimney goes up the middle of the house and always stayed warm and has a good draft and 2. i always let it burn hot for an hour or so every day. the chimney never built up any creosote. On this coal set-up i have now, i have an electrical interlock set up so only one stove can come on at a time.

Don't know if there is any chemical reason for not mixing the two fuels.

JB
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Re: Nut coal and Pea coal mixture

PostBy: dbev On: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:49 am

JB,

This my first year with a Hitzer 30-95. I replaced a Jotul#8 wood stove. I have 2060sqft center chimney colonial. I'm very happy with this setup.
I did the installation myself and had the building inspector sigh off on it. The coal stove is much less work with more even heat .. just what I was hoping for.
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Re: Nut coal and Pea coal mixture

PostBy: JafaDog On: Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:21 pm

JB Sparks wrote:Don't know if there is any chemical reason for not mixing the two fuels.


Cool. I thought I had heard something (or read something) about the exhaust from the two different fuel types creating a more corrosive residue in the flue, but I could very well be mistaken.

Again, excellent installation. You should hire out your skills!
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Re: Nut coal and Pea coal mixture

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:57 pm

Hey dbev,
Nice looking set-up. Love those dancing blue ladies.
JB
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Re: Nut coal and Pea coal mixture

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:06 pm

Hello Devil505,

You were right the steel cloth clogged up the grate, fire went out. I'll say one thing i'm getting building new fires down pat.

JB
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