Using Coal in Wood Boiler Stove

Using Coal in Wood Boiler Stove

PostBy: wilbe On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:11 am

Does any one know if my wood stove can burn coal. The only name on it is "The Furance Works" US Patent 4127107. It is a round boiler with the water all around and no water on back or front. There is no grate or plateform for one. The air intake is controlled by an aquastat thermostat to a 24 volt motorized damper that is either wide open or closed. I was thinking of placing a firebrick wall in the back and picking up a fine mesh grate. Short enough so I can get to the ash.
Bob
wilbe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: The Furnace Works
Stove/Furnace Model: unknown

Re: Using Coal in Wood Boiler Stove

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:49 pm

Got pictures?

The air for coal must come from under the coal. It needs a deep fire, at least 5 or 6". Narrow and deep is much better than long and flat. From what you've described, I'm going to guess coal isn't going to work that well in that stove.
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

Re: Using Coal in Wood Boiler Stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:49 pm

You might be able to add large pieces of Bituminous coal to a wood fire,, but anthracite coal needs a strong steady pull of air through the coal bed.. and there is no way for you to do that wihout some re-design and lots of welding..

Greg L..
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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