anyone burn wood along with coal

anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: kytara7 On: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:00 pm

Title says it all .in a hand fired stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: Fritzi On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:15 am

I have both a wood stove and a coal stove in the same house. I enjoy them both for different reasons, and they both do a marvelous job of heating my home. Did you have a specific question? :-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:52 am

kytara7 wrote:Title says it all .in a hand fired stove.


You mean both at the same time in the same stove? Yes...I tried it a few times. All the wood does is screw up the coal fire.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:03 am

with a good coal burning stove its simply not necessary but for the few who happen to have an endless supply of quality hardwood delivered free to them.
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:26 am

Yes--what IS the question???????????
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:32 am

freetown fred wrote:Yes--what IS the question???????????


I think he means burn wood and coal together. I've heard of some that will supplement a wood fire with coal at night so there would be a fire left in the morning to get a wood fire going on again. Other than extending the burn time of a wood fire occasionally, I don't see using them together very practical. Like Rob said. Why screw up a coal fire with wood hahaha.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:57 am

Aahhhhhh, gotcha. DITTO:)
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: kytara7 On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:21 am

Yes that is what i meant burning them together.I was wondering if it wood screw anit up and if you need a quick blast of heat wood you use the to get it.Thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:28 am

kytara7 wrote:Yes that is what i meant burning them together.I was wondering if it wood screw anit up and if you need a quick blast of heat wood you use the to get it.Thanks


Personally I think throwing wood on top a coal fire makes a mess. I think a better solution is to give her more primary air and let her heat up 8-)
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: realsquare On: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:13 pm

Yup,

I burn both wood and stove coal in a Yukon Eagle furnace that I use on weekends. To heat the house on a Friday 5pm arrival, I pile in 50 lbs of coal and then create a wood fire on top -- The wood fire heats the house immediately and eventually starts the coal going, er um, about 11pm. The next day I burn coal. I have to stop adding coal and let it die down a bit on Sunday start the switch over to wood. I don't want to leave at 5 am on Monday with a big coal fire. Friday 5pm I shake, shake, lift and sieve the remaining cold coal with a pitch fork and then add the new coal, wood and repeat.
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: qbwebb On: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:28 pm

I have a stoker boiler in my detached shed with the furnace heat exchanger set up. We have a 2x sided fireplace in our house I retrofitted with ceramic sealing doors and firebricks that actually throws really nice heat now w/ a wood fire, I find my self using it quite often in winter because the heat is so nice compared to the forced air and I have tons of free wood from the oct snowstorm we had here a couple yrs ago. Once were through our free wood however I will probably use it much less, the ease of the stoker in no way compares to the wood fire hassle (firewood mess, shoveling ashes, cleaning fireplace windows etc.).
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: LDPosse On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:52 pm

I have a bit of well seasoned locust on hand. I've found that a few pieces of this on top of a well established coal fire will give several hours of enhanced heat output, and some low dancing flames. I would imagine similar results could be received using other very high btu hardwoods like osage orange, white oak, etc.

Softwoods will stain the window glass in no time, and contribute to creosote buildup.
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:01 pm

I start my fires with wood. But that's as far as that goes.
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:10 am

When I had an old Surdiac hopper coal-only coal stove, I found I could extend the burn times by using pieces of kindling (small pieces) in the hopper. When the coal burned down enough, the wood would ignite and keep the coal going a bit longer, but it was a trick that worked only with that model of stove.

Today I burn a lot of wood, but in the shoulder seasons: fall and spring. In the dead of winter I switch to coal when it is really cold out and I need the heat.
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Re: anyone burn wood along with coal

PostBy: DennisH On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:22 am

realsquare wrote:Yup,

I burn both wood and stove coal in a Yukon Eagle furnace that I use on weekends. To heat the house on a Friday 5pm arrival, I pile in 50 lbs of coal and then create a wood fire on top -- The wood fire heats the house immediately and eventually starts the coal going, er um, about 11pm. The next day I burn coal. I have to stop adding coal and let it die down a bit on Sunday start the switch over to wood. I don't want to leave at 5 am on Monday with a big coal fire. Friday 5pm I shake, shake, lift and sieve the remaining cold coal with a pitch fork and then add the new coal, wood and repeat.


I too have a Yukon Eagle (Klondike) furnace. It's the primary heat for our 2500sqft ranch in the U.P. of Michigan. I will start with a wood fire to get a hot bed of embers, then pile on the coal. I usually burn a couple of days, and after several shakedowns, I'll burn wood for half a day to again create a quick hot bed of embers that also burns off any of the unburned anthracite coal. Every once in awhile, after a shakedown, the new coal pile is slow to get up to speed. So, I simply (and gently) place a few small pieces of wood on top of the pile. What that does is get the furnace temps up to good warming heat very quickly, and the additional updraft caused by the wood burning gets the coal pile going bottom to top. Works well for me.
DennisH
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
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