how to keep old bucket a day at low simmer

how to keep old bucket a day at low simmer

PostBy: fifthg On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:55 am

the old reading foundry stove I restored is all set up and about to go on-line.It will burn pea and /or nut coal.How do I keep the fire very low and slow as possible?
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: how to keep old bucket a day at low simmer

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:56 am

Seal up the seams as best you can, install a manual pipe damper in the flue pipe. I would try pea size if a low fire is your coal.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: how to keep old bucket a day at low simmer

PostBy: fifthg On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:10 am

Thanks Rob R.I have all the seams sealed with furnace cement.I do not have a damper as yet.An old timer suggested leaving the coal-fill door slightly ajar,to act like a damper.Pea coal,I assume, will burn slower because air will flow more slowly through the pieces.I can put a damper in line.
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

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