About: Can a Wood Stove be Converted to Coal?
Hey Mr. Tradesman,
Did your coal conversion grate work?
. We call that technique the “Bruce Jenner”
My sister is a coalburner if you know what I mean
Nice band saw Jimmy. Tell Logan to get the damn thing fixed
Found the issue with your van.. right there on the front in the middle of the grill.
Hope your Friday is going well and keep up the good work!
can't wait to see what happens ...... oh wait I can I was so late getting to this vid headed there now
Interesting experiment. Never know until one tries.
My dad had a coal furnace and I believe it was cast iron. They got rid of it in the 70's. I would think in your line of work there might be a few still around.
Interesting Jim. I like how you think. Have a problem, figure out a way to fix it. I've always wondered if you could get an older stove and burn coal in it. Guess I'll have to find one that vents from the bottom. Be sure to share the results. Tim
There is more to life than trimmer frame, good video stay warm be safe.
Nice work Jim, can't wait to see how it works. You know who to call if you need that coal analyzed!
I have not seen your stove, but you are on the right track, your also wright you will not get a month out of it never mind a season but again depending on the wood stove design, if it is light gage you will see some funny bending if you don't put some heavy plates in it, finnaly sitting at warmer temp of -10 an snow, next 5 days should be only -10 to -15..
Nice to be in a heated shop for a change....how's the coal working for you?
No time to watch now warmed up an pipes showed water running every were. But yes a wood stove can. As a class A welder I have done many
There's not a damn thing wrong with your welding Jim. I see much worse daily sadly from people paid to do it. Also, for what it's worth, I can' run mig for crap. It seems like it's easy, but really getting in there with adequate penetration is very difficult. Mig only looks pretty most of the time and welds aren't jack unless you're a true master at it or running some nice fluxcore or dualshield that actually gets in there.
Frankly, there's a reason why it's not used much at all on critical welds, i.e. pressure vessels, pipe, etc...
Hello Jim, A science experiment show today. Looking forward to see how it works.
Hi Jim. It should work. I grew up in PA. Always liked hard coal, soft coal has more klinkers doesn’t burn as well in my opinion. The good news is it is warming up here the bad news calling for freezing rain. Headed your way. Looking forward to the updates.
Good day Jim,
Good luck with your experiment. Stay warm.
Morning Jim, very interesting. MK
You seem to be aware of most of the problems of changing a wood-burner to Coal already, but be careful .... Anthracite burns HOT and it can warp and even crack the walls of your wood-burner! I have a small (5KW) multi fuel burner in my main room and you are right the airflow needs to come from below on Coal and above for wood. There is usually a griddle grate to allow the ash to drop into the dustpan, but this is just a "proof of concept"!
One other thing to watch for is if you have been burning wood at low temperatures it can cause the chimney to act as a condenser and condense Creosote out of the wood smoke ...... which can cause chimney fires! In the UK the fire brigade would just pump water down the brick chimney to put it out, but with your wood constructions it may be a bit more of a sphincter test for the home owner ;O) Also all coals are not equal! You can get coal with a high tar content that may not be too good for this type of fire ...... but I will stop telling you stuff you probably already know!
I expect to see a video that starts off with you lighting her up, stoking her up, banking her down ..... and then changing to the Mrs filming you with your feet up dozing off in comfort ;O)
May I sugest this as your background track to that video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eawL6aJ2nBc
.... It is probably an English Thing!