Plate inside SCR

Plate inside SCR

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:35 am

Do you guys think I should be using the plate that sits across the top of the Gibraltar SCR? Im really not sure of the purpose. I sits across the outlet inside . I think it is supposed to keep more heat in the stove?
I lost my burn again this morning. A stove full of gray half burnt coal
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Re: Plate inside SCR

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:42 am

Yes, you should be using it. The plate is a baffle, it's purpose is to increase the length of time the gases flow inside the boiler (longer path) to retain the heat as much as possible. If your coal is grey, you are at the end of the fire. You need more fuel or a slower burn to correct it. Do you have a barometric damper?
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Re: Plate inside SCR

PostBy: MidnightMadman On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:07 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Yes, you should be using it. The plate is a baffle, it's purpose is to increase the length of time the gases flow inside the boiler (longer path) to retain the heat as much as possible. If your coal is grey, you are at the end of the fire. You need more fuel or a slower burn to correct it. Do you have a barometric damper?


I dont have a damper. I slowed it down as much as possible last night. I filled it at about 11 and when I went down at 5 am it was dead.
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Re: Plate inside SCR

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:12 pm

I lost my burn again this morning. A stove full of gray half burnt coal


Seems we have discussed this before:

Having trouble keeping temp down

Gray coal in morning

Do you have a barometric damper on it yet? If so what's the draft reading between the baro and the stove? If not you will continue to have problems with the stove overfiring and with short burn times, no matter what you do.
Last edited by Wood'nCoal on Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Plate inside SCR

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:16 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Yes, you should be using it. The plate is a baffle, it's purpose is to increase the length of time the gases flow inside the boiler (longer path) to retain the heat as much as possible. If your coal is grey, you are at the end of the fire. You need more fuel or a slower burn to correct it. Do you have a barometric damper?

coaledsweat is right on here. I still think you should get a baro damper (if you only burn hard coal) to help control the burn.
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