About: Heating With Coal. How to Start a Coal Fire
I cannot, for the life of me- light coal on fire. I've burned wood almost my entire life even after my family switched to pellet stoves (northern michigan is known for shit weather and power outages, pellet stoves are a no no for me). I've got a wood burner that I modified years ago to preheat the burn box, ceramic insulated flue (to let it burn hot enough creosote doesn't form) and a forced induction fan on the door that blows underneath 1/2" cast iron grates. It's a sturdy unit. I bought a few 40lb bags of anthracite from the hardware store because I had heard that it burns hot af and lasts longer than the 2-3 hours that my burner goes for using wood. My experience is that coal is fireproof and in fact, cannot be lit on fire lol (I know better lol I'm just having a hard time). I did accidentally get it catch one night and it was really nice not having to mess with it for a few hours but once it started to die down I couldn't get it pick back up again. I'll keep trying :)
I go right to the coal mine and get the front loader to give me a ton right in the bed of my truck. I also live in Pennsylvania coal country. Its literally laying on the ground here.
Haha legend has it that every time you add the coal a communist tyrant dies. Lol
Love it. Sub’d.
Use matchlight charcoal to start a coal fire to that's how we start our in or DS coal burner
I use a 1930 warm morning coal stove. Also will burn wood and pellets. I mix coal and wood pellets. Great heat.
And how would you install it
How much would it cost to put a coal furnace in a house
Amazing video, always wonder how to start a food coal fire, thanks for sharing !
Thank you for sharing this; I learned quite a lot about using coal fires for heating homes.
A question that has baffled me for many a year and if anyone can answer this feel free to jump in ..kevin said the thermostat said 75 and it felt a little warm to him..ok..my question is why is it in the winter people crank up their thermostat to usually 72 but I've known people to turn it up even higher my dad would keep it set on 80 and dare you to touch it ..but..this is where the but comes in..in the summer it gets 75/80 degrees everyone is cranking on the AC ..i personally like it about 65ish now why is that the dear Lord has turned on the free AC and everyone tries to warm it up he warms it up and we cool it down usually in excess
How to start a coal fire? I think the people of Centralia Pennsylvania got you beat by a few years bud lmao.
I give coal to my son this Christmas
Back home in West Virginia i used 2 love watching coal burn in de potbelly stove them little pockets of gas orange and yellow and that sulphur smell drifting down de hollow
Mt stove is flat on the bottom... do I need a grate?
I find that 4x4 lumps of truck tyre which are freely available make excellent fuel
my dad and i used to hit up the coal mines in eastern ohio each fall.$20 and you can fill a truck bed up.well , as much as you can haul i guess.
Wow Kevin. You should do an updated version of this. I never knew about it. Blessings.
He said he put in two 40lbs bags of coal. A bag of coal is 7.50. Times 2 is 15 a day, times 30 is 450 a month and that is a lot of coal to heat a small home. I cannot believe he uses two bags a day.