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Offline Viperman

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Burning Coal?
« on: January 26, 2019, 10:04:25 PM »
Currently I am researching my boiler choices and was wondering if anyone uses coal as
a back up and what is there experience with it.  I am going to see a Heat Master dealer
and like that option.  I read where one individual used a 5 gallon pail of coal twice a day.
I would burn mostly wood but do like that option.

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Re: Burning Coal?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 08:40:16 AM »
I keep some on hand for an emergency, as long as furnace can handle it, it  is the boss ,(wife don't care for dust) it will require a short learning curve on banking. Like to burn for old times sake (smell) takes me back to when I was a kid . Get a good grade of coal, not so many clinkers . Coal (was) is King especially round these parts.

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Re: Burning Coal?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 10:50:11 AM »
Welcome Viperman
I have never burned coal in my Garn. Probably been 25 years ago as time goes by a buddy of mine that I cut wood with back then would clean out houses, shed, garages and etc for folks usually for estates. They used to sell lump Wyoming coal around here some. Anyway he got a acreage to clean up and there were several ton of coal in a shed. I had a big homemade wood burning furnace in my shop back then. That coal kept my shop warm for several winters. I haven't seen any coal in this area in years. The place that used to sell it is long gone. 

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Re: Burning Coal?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 01:23:49 PM »
I have never seen or been around coal burning for heat. We sell coal at work,50# bags,Rice,Pea,Nut and Stove.Use to sell a few tons of each maybe 4 years ago. Sold only about 2 ton of Nut this year. 
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Re: Burning Coal?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 06:47:43 AM »
I've burned bit (soft) coal in a C (Heatmaster) several times. Works great, at least double the burn time of oak. I know quite a few people that keep it on hand especially for those really cold nights.
Coal does vary just like wood in quality. If you find a good source stick with it.
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