Q&A Anthracite Burning

QandA Posted By QandA, Nov 29, 2007 at 4:53 AM

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    Re: Anthracite Burning Hi there, I have a Stanley burner and I am starting to use anthracite. I find it has greater heat output than standard coal but after a while compacts and gives less heat than it initially did burning slower, is there a way I can keep it burning more vigorously? I have increased the flue. Should I mix it with other fuels e.g. cold etc.



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    You should not mix it with other fuels. The ash is probably building up and slowing down the burn. The most important thing to do is to properly de-ash. In many stoves this requires running a poker over the grates (if there is access to this area) and then shaking the grates. DO NOT POKE THE FIRE FROM ABOVE.

    If you have a weak draft, the ash buildup will quickly slow down the air flow through the coal and therefore the heat output.
     
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