Heating With Coal. How to Start a Coal Fire

Heating With Coal. How to Start a Coal Fire

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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Nothing better than a naturally fueled stove. I have never seen a coal wood stove in my country. Certainly would limit the smoke in the atmosphere.
Nobody talks about CO2 emission and Climate Change effects....??? Deplorable ???
Thank you so much for making this video. Very informative and well explained. I just bought a vintage coal laundry stove. Not sure how I'll be using it, but this video takes the mystery out of using coal. I checked prices on anthracite coal, by the bag, and it's $3.25 for a 40 lb bag. If it is delivered by truck it costs $97.91 per ton, in 2015. That's 2000 lbs of anthracite coal for $97.91. 2000 lbs divided by 40 lb bag = 50 bags. A ton of coal = 50 bags at a total cost of $97.91 ($1.96/bag X 30 days = $58.80/mo). 50 bags purchased from Lowe's = $162.50 ($3.25/bag X 30 days = $97.50/mo). So, you save $38.70/mo by having it delivered by the ton. Based on using 1 bag per 24 hours.
Oh my SINGLE DIGITS! Nooo... come to Canada bucko. Go to -40°C... Celsius not single digit Farenheit. Anyway nice video man I was wondering about coal and how to burn it
i thought you said you only had to add coal every 12 hours. it isnt 12 hours if you add coal to it every 30 min. seems like alot of work.
I'm a fireman on a steam locomotive. This is a ritual every 7 days after a mandatory inspection. We use bitimous (hopefully I spelled that right) which is very messy even when wet and it produces alot of thick black smoke, we could use anthracite but the expense would be out the roof. Great video
so basically you just burn it,ok thanks.
i just need to know how to burn the coal i pick up off the ground from my back yard.
How much coal do you burn in one week, with the fire kept going all the way through
How would you figure out if your stove can burn wood & coal?
i like burning wood because its free
Any trouble with smoke or fumes rolling out into the room while you are working the stove?
nice video , I used to live 5 miles from where that coal was made , actually worked for their competitor
Good job on your video. If you want your stove to heat up quicker, leave the ash pan door open for more air while layering. Once the fire is established, you can shut it. 80 lbs of anthy will burn a long time. DS makes some nice stoves.
I think that by keeping one corner free of coal you allow air to come up into the stove, above the coal to form sort of a secondary burn. My coal furnace, a Holland, has little "chimneys" cast into the fire pot to allow air to come up above the coal. You can see the gases burn when the air comes in contact with it. It creates a more efficient burn.
80lbs for only 12hours of burn time? What is the average cost of coal per 40lb bag? And then what is the efficiency when burning coal? Could you convert a pellet stove to burn coal . You'd have rig a burn plate on the bottom to dispurse the air flow since there is a air flow up and then an exhaust combustion fan ?
Thank you so much! My new ‘old’ home in VT has two coal stoves, and this was really helpful. Thank you for all the added details you share in your video! <3 xo Leah
Very informative, thanks for sharing. 👍🏼
On the bird stuck in stove video, I noticed you removed a ceramic plate from the upper portion of stove. That and the handle on the right of the stove makes me believe this has a catalytic converter? Also, what is on wall behind stove?
Keep a bucket of ashes handy so if the coal starts burning too hot, you can shovel ashes over the coal to slow the burning.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.