Have New OCB - Wont Stay Lit, Any Tips?

Re: have new OCB - wont stay lit, any tips?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:17 am

Hey Joe,
What is the best way to turn down a big fire? I have been afraid to really restrict the air to it when it gets too hot. I have a screw in air control on the ash door, an mpd and a baro. I have closed the mpd partially, haven't really cranked down the ash door knob but do adjust it a lot. open it if the fire is going down. I adjust the baro a lot too.

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Re: have new OCB - wont stay lit, any tips?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:04 am

lauriecoke wrote:I believe we are using nut coal, it is about 1-3". At the bottom of the page on the shave sight it has "nut" coal as a smaller size. We did ask and I believe it is the right size grate. We put more coal on tonight and it seems to be doing much better. Hopefully, we will be able to figure out just how much we need for the long hauls of days and nights.


1 to 3" is more like a Nut & Stove coal mix . Nut should be 1 5/8" x 13/16"
Stove size should be 2 7/16" X 1 5/8 " Check the links below they will show you the correct size for Anthracite coal
Oh Any size over 2 7/16 Would be Egg size Anthracite coal .


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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: have new OCB - wont stay lit, any tips?

PostBy: lauriecoke On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:20 pm

Thank you all so much for your help. You have been great! So far so good! It is hard to break the habbits of wood, but we are learning.

Stove/Furnace Make: shaver
Stove/Furnace Model: pro series 165