burning bit for a hot tub

burning bit for a hot tub

PostBy: Ctyankee On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:49 pm

I got a snorkel stove in my hot tub.
http://snorkel.com/hot-tub-info/snorkel ... stoves.php

Would bituminous burn in it? I got a small grate and tried anthracite but I think the air over the fire was too great to allow it to keep burning. I never seen bituminous coal except years ago in a pile at a power plant that switched to oil. I never seen it sold around here. Where do you get it?
Ctyankee
 
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Re: burning bit for a hot tub

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:54 pm

Bit needs a grate for under fire air, and some overfire air.

If you succeed and continue to burn biituminous coal in your hot tub, you are difinalty one of the the few.

I think this falls under onw of those thing that could be done, but probalby shouldn't be done, all bituminous coal I've heard of smokes some when hand fired.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: burning bit for a hot tub

PostBy: LDPosse On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Ctyankee wrote:I never seen bituminous coal except years ago in a pile at a power plant that switched to oil. I never seen it sold around here. Where do you get it?


If you want to get it from the mine, you'll need to travel to the western 1/3 of PA to get it. There is a coal yard near Harrisburg that carries bit, not who carries it though that is close to CT. Might be worth calling a few coal yards and see if anyone has some.
LDPosse
 
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