About: Heating With Coal. How to Start a Coal Fire
great video my grand daddy used to heat with coal.
I think coal is one of the most overlooked heating options for the home. But it sure seems like it works wonderfully.
Where do you buy your coal and how much is it?
i thought you were going to say the weather outside it frightful
Build your kindling / wood fire on a thin bed of coal- this coal will begin to burn while the wood is catching and the stove heating up, by the time you come to add the first bucket of coal that in the bottom will already have a head start. You will find your stove coming up to temperature and the coal fire establishing much faster.
Can you estimate in terms of per day (cold days), how much coal someone would burn to heat their house in pounds?
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mannn that's a lot of wasted heat
Very Informative .See you have your oil lamps as well.Way to go
I use a Duraflame fire log to start my coal stove. I light it and 20 min later add coal wrapped in newspaper and 25 min later i can load her up and enjoy.
1000 TONS of coal? or 1000 Kilo
So everyone in the house is warm, but they have lung cancer.
Didn’t hear anything about air flow once the coal is going. Do you chock down the air almost all the way like a wood fire 🔥
Thank thank you so so very much. I like it warm.
When I was young we had a big wood and coal furnace we would stoke it with lumps of coal as big and bigger than your head .
I get 4000 tons of coal free a year from my company, to bad i dont have a coal stove or the room to install one or i would take advantage of the free coal.
Live near a coal mine in the US and have a pickup truck you can go to the loadout and they will sell you a truck load, you just scale in empty then you load it yourself and scale out. I live near a bunch of coal mines and as a kid used to go with dad and help load him up. You can also hire a dump truck to deliver it. Just make sure you don't get the metallurgical grade or it will burn the bottom out of your stove and catch your house on fire. Steam coal is what you want (what the power plants use). When I was a kid coal is all we used for heat, we had a coal stoker stove. Filled it up on the side in the coal hopper with three 5 gallon buckets of coal and it would feed the fire every few hours with the auger. It had a big electric fan above the firebox that would come on every so often. Filled it up once every 24 hours. It was dusty but it kept the house hot. Everyone around here had "coal houses" sheds that you kept nothing but coal in, which consisted of dirt floors with walls and a roof to hold a couple of truck loads of coal for winter. Now I have central heating/cooling and a fireplace insert for when the power goes out.
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How much is 80 lbs of coal
Those of us who have run steam locomotives are pretty good at starting coal fires. On another note, I can recall my grandfather having a coal furnace with a stoker. That was in the early 1950’s.