Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: colt On: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:06 pm

I found a guy with 100 tons of Bitumus coal has anyone had an experience with This type of coal.
colt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Quaker #8
Stove/Furnace Model: Quaker #8

Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:28 pm

I have some ;) experience. where are you located? Did this "guy" tell you where his coal is from, size, etc.? Knowing about the coal will help us give you a reccomendation.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: colt On: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:52 pm

I,m in Silverwood Mi the seller is in Sandusky Ohio and the only information that I can get about the coal is the size dime to quarter size.The coal was sold to his Dad by Cedar Point Amuesment Park and it's the slop left over from the train.
colt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Quaker #8
Stove/Furnace Model: Quaker #8


Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:04 pm

well, if you're able to, definately go try it, it's likely decent quality stoker coal because of it's history as a fuel for a steam engine. I think the size is a bit smaller than what you'd find ideal, but it may work ok in your stove, just remember to "bank" it fire one side of the fuel bed thick and then fill the opposite valley on the next firing with coal of that small size. Bituminous is not like anthracite and the same size requirements and "rules" etc. don't apply. Lump size bituminous coal works best in almost any hand fired situation even though it's such a large size. there is a place near you that sells excellent (eastern KY bit coal is the best) Kentucky lump or "chunk" coal: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en ... 8395396225
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:09 pm

Hi Colt.
You are the guy who bought the Quaker No 8 Base Heater from the Antique Stove Hospital. I've been waiting to see some detailed photos of this stove in the Handfired section. The coal you are referring to is stoker coal. It is way too small to work in your stove. It will fall right through the grates. Don't waste your time with it. Berlin is right. Lump Bituminous will work fine in that stove, but; it will burn a lot different than Anthracite.
If you get Anthracite, you need to get Stove Size. You have a very large grate area and fire pot on that stove and so your stove needs a larger size coal, regardless; of what type it is.

You should post the information on the Handfired Section also. A lot more people will see it there and comment.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: colt On: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:17 pm

I'm the person that purchased the Quaker # 8 and your correct that the size of this Bit coal is to small.I'm going to call Cameron's and pick up stove size anthracite to burn.
Colt
colt
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Quaker #8
Stove/Furnace Model: Quaker #8

Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: jstange On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:55 pm

Trying to revive this topic.

Live in Mid Michigan, burn Bit Coal in the outdoor boiler and can't get enough of it. It sure beats cutting and splitting wood!

Anyone else burn it and have a good supplier or want to go in on a few tons?
jstange
 

Re: Has anyone burned Bitumus coal.

PostBy: DennisH On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:44 pm

jstange wrote:Live in Mid Michigan, burn Bit Coal in the outdoor boiler and can't get enough of it. It sure beats cutting and splitting wood!

Anyone else burn it and have a good supplier or want to go in on a few tons?


You can get anthracite coal at a really good price (at least in my opinion) from KW Feeds in Farwell, MI, just a couple miles west of Clare. That isn't frightfully far away from you. Ken Warner, the owner, doesn't stock bit coal, but he does a great job supplying anthracite. You may want to give him a call.
DennisH
 
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