need help in western new york

need help in western new york

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:31 am

hello everyone, and may i just say right off the bat that this site is great. withthat being said i neee help. i bought a 1557 hotblast USSC with intentions of burning coal. i did everything you guys say, but by the sounds of it, its not a very good coal furnace. now its november, in fustrated, and the fiance is even more :cry: . since its already been used i cant return it. the wood burns great, but coal is not the same. so im stuck with it. does any1 have suggestions in making it work better???????? i read on here that a guy mounted a blower fan on the ash door, wont the ashes fly all over the place??? please help and thank you
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: need help in western new york

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:36 am

I don't know about mounting a fan on the ash door, might work. But for a long term strategy if you want to burn coal, I'd limp through this season burning wood and sell it in the spring. Order a good coal burner and never look back. Chalk it up to experience. Also unless you want the ability to burn wood also, I'd get a unit that only burns coal. The multi fuel units don't do as good a job. Too many compromises in design.
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Re: need help in western new york

PostBy: North Candlewood On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:38 am

Mudman
http://www.usstove.com/index.php?route= ... ticle_id=2
11DIKL is the part from us stoves (it is on back order till Dec.) for the forced air draft (FAD) which mounts on the rear of your unit. I have been able to burn without one on the same unit we put in at a buddies home. It was tricky getting going. You could probly mount the kit from usstove for the clayton 1600, 16DIKL is the part number. Check the size of the port on the back, the 1600 port for the FAD looks to be 3.5 inch OD. you may have to sleeve to make it fit. The 16DIKL has other goodies with it.
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Re: need help in western new york

PostBy: SemperFi On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:06 pm

Mudman, where in western NY are you?
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Re: need help in western new york

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:16 pm

Hello mudman, there are several members on the forum who have managed to get their US Stove furnaces to burn acceptably..
One thread is here: successfully burning anthracite coal in a clayton furnace

Greg L

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Re: need help in western new york

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:03 pm

thanks for all your help. its roarin heat now, 75 degrees and about to go to bed. but i got draft issues, which i started an new topic. you guys may read it and comment on it if you would like, and thanks!
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

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