Changed my choice in stoves

Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: scout2g11 On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:08 am

I changed my mind with my stove purchase. I wanted a Alaska stoker II but bought a Alaska Channing. I have been running it approx a month now and still learning. My first time working with coal so it will be a long haul I am sure learning. Overall I am very happy with it. My heat is right on I just think I am dumping my ash pan more than I should be. Any pointers for this new operator with this coal stove.
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Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:13 am

OK--what all are you doing now as far as tending, etc? How often are you dumping--come on, you're from NYS. Let's get some facts here? ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: scout2g11 On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:17 am

I am dumping the ash pan twice a day and both times pan is full. On my t stat how far apart can my numbers be. Do i want them closer together or apart
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Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:23 am

You're gonna have to wait for one of the girly-guy burners to chime in-- I tend my hand fired every 12 hrs & in the dead of cold, empty every 24 to 36 hrs
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:23 am

Could be the coal your using in addition to your settings. When I used Kimmels bagged nut, I had double the ash I now have from Blaschak in the same size, from my hand fired unit.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: Adkhunter On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:03 pm

High high do you have your stove set at? I also just got a Channing III and I empty only once a day and its not completely full either. But it never gets above "3" on the feed rate control box. It's usually set between 2 and 2.5. That keeps the entire house toasty warm. Using about 1/2 to 3/4 of a bag of coal a day. I think that's pretty dang good as far as I know. What brand of coal are you using? And where is your stove located? Mines on the first floor in the corner so the heat doesn't have to travel through any ducts.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: scout2g11 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:53 am

i turn mine down yesterday. I was running 8 and 30 now its 8 and 20 to see how that work with ashes
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Re: Changed my choice in stoves

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:22 pm

If there is no coal in your ash, the quantity of ash is a function of the coal you burn.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

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