LsFarm wrote:It takes 50 of those 40# bags to make a ton, so at $5/bag you are at $250/ton, that 's actually a very good price for Michigan. Many people are paying $6-$7/bag for the same coal.
BIG BEAM wrote:Hi redcoals
How do you like those roller grates in your furnace and how do they work? Do you just rotate them or do you rotate them and when they get stuck you change direction?I'm thinking about trying to fit a set of them in my hotblast furnace.
jimbo wrote:I have a fire chief 700 and am very pleased with it. I have gone as much as 24 hours during warmer weather and still was able to open ash pan door and get fire to take off again. I have found that it likes to bridge up with coal and not fall onto the grates so I poke it from the top to break up bridge and have made a poker for the bottom to slice between grates I get down and look in ash pan door and slice between the grates til I see red glow the length of grate. The over fire draft holes in the front of the stove need to be blocked off I made a plate that can be removed to cover the holes. I am burning Kimmels stove size coal have burnt blashac nut coal but furnace does better on stove coal.
I tend fire 2 times a day normaly 12 hours apart but during this cold weather will tend it every 8 hours or so. I also added a second fan temp control and tied it into my oil furnace fan so I can control oil furnace fan indepently.
I run with .08 draft measured with manometer this furnace likes alot of draft and needs a barometric damper.
Any questions you can PM me and I am willing to help you.