Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: steinkebunch On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:42 pm

I was in Montana last week, and stopped by a stove shop. They were burning Wyoming bituminous coal in a Quadra-fire pellet stove, Mt. Vernon model. Holds 80 lbs in the hopper. He said they'd been burning coal in it for about a year. They talked Quadrafire into certifying it for coal, and said it would be certified in the next few weeks.

The stoves run about $4000 though. But still interesting.

Steinke

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Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade Bituminous Hand-Fed
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Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:45 pm

Hello Steinke,, any idea what type of burner this uses?? is it an under feed pot type burner like an EFM has?? Is the coal burning certification going to be for Bituminous coal only or for Anthracite as well??

Greg L.
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Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:00 pm

What a pretty stove!
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Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: steinkebunch On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:22 am

not sure about what coals they are certifying it for. As far as the burn pot, here is an exploded view. I cannot figure out how they deliver fuel to it.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade Bituminous Hand-Fed
Stove/Furnace Model: Prill underfed stoker Model M8

Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: gambler On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:50 am

The fuel is more than likely augered in above the burn pot and allowed to fall into the burn pot. Most and I say most pellet stoves work this way.
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Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: steinkebunch On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:32 am

That's kind of what I thought. That could be good in that it would have difficulty burning back into the bin. Lots of details that are difficult to see from the diagram. There's an igniter, themocouple, autoclean feature, etc. I'd like to go back to the stove shop and see it actually run.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade Bituminous Hand-Fed
Stove/Furnace Model: Prill underfed stoker Model M8

Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:57 pm

WOW,, what a 'Rube Goldberg' mechanism.. fittings, linkages, brackets, sensors and more !! No wonder they want $4500 US for it.

I'd like to see a video of all the parts and what they do.

Greg L..
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Quadra-Fire Mt Vernon pellet will burn coal

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:58 am

I checked out this unit online and can find nothing saying it could handle coal. Allthough I would imagine most pellet stoker stoves could handle bituminous coal.
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