bituminous in a hotblast????

bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:06 pm

i have a USSC hotblast 1557 furnace and absolutly love it. i bought a couple ton of antracite and right now burning my 3 ton pile of free antracite 8-) . reading the manual on this unit it says it burns bit coal. i came across a ton of free bit coal and thinking about getting it. does anyone have this furnace and burn bit? what are your experience with it? any input, good or bad would be great. keep warm ya all!
john mud
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:59 pm

it wouldn't happen to be a free ton of coal in buffalo ny would it? pittsburgh #8? :) if so, it's long gone
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:26 pm

If I knew about free coal (no matter what kind)I wouldn't be sitting at the computer writing about it :shock: As soon as I had the address I'd be out the door to get it. I wouldn't even take time to tell my wife where I am off to. :shh:
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)


Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:15 am

yeah, it is gone. i left a message and he was nice enough to call back. but, what are your experiences with bit coal in a hotblast?
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: danzig On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:18 pm

i know someone who has a hotblast. It will work very well. These units were made for Bit coal.
danzig
 
Stove/Furnace Make: logwood ycob36 boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: simplex multi therm

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: Badfish740 On: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:48 am

mudman wrote:i have a USSC hotblast 1557 furnace and absolutly love it. i bought a couple ton of antracite and right now burning my 3 ton pile of free antracite 8-) . reading the manual on this unit it says it burns bit coal. i came across a ton of free bit coal and thinking about getting it. does anyone have this furnace and burn bit? what are your experience with it? any input, good or bad would be great. keep warm ya all!
john mud


How is the anthracite working and how much are you burning at a time? I have an Englander 28-3500 and they recommend about 10lbs of soft coal only. The stove has a pretty massive firebox (as I'm sure the Hotblast does) so they're afraid of someone overloading it and burning a hole through the floor. Just curious as anthracite is a lot closer for me to pick up.
Badfish740
 

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:18 pm

wow, ten lbs at a time only? that aint a whole lot. USSC says you can put 70 lbs in at a time. its a big firebox, probably 14 by 26 inches. when its real cold out i actually put more than that in it, who knows, maybe just shy of 100 lbs. just mound it up in the middle. burns well. i would say hell yeah. get a few bags, maybe 6 or 7 bags and give it a try. it burns a lot differently than bit coal. where are you located?
gitrdonecoal
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC
Stove/Furnace Model: Hotblast 1557

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: Badfish740 On: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:36 pm

I'm in Northwest New Jersey and anthracite is a lot closer than bituminous so I'd rather use it, but like I said, ESW warns against it. However, my firebox is the same size as yours, I have underfire air, and the firebox is totally lined with brick, there's just no shaker grates. So you've been using anthracite for a long time with no problems?
Badfish740
 

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: dmay On: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:20 pm

Wow I get. 10 to 12 hrs. But the temp on the furnace drops to 250 to 300 after 2 to 3 hrs and it stays there with eastern. Ky lump coal like to know how to keep furnace temp up to 350 400 range with hot blast 1500
dmay
 
Stove/Furnace Make: us stove
Stove/Furnace Model: hot blast 1500

Re: bituminous in a hotblast????

PostBy: jumperjoe On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:01 pm

I burn loose and dusty bit in a little Hotblast 1300 and it burns very well.
jumperjoe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: USSC Hotblast 1300