Efel coal users

nrmahoney@cox.net Posted By nrmahoney@cox.net, Feb 2, 2006 at 1:57 PM

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  1. nrmahoney@cox.net

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    I have an Efel Harmony, works great. I love the auto damper. The only problem is that the grate shaker system does not seem that good to me. Does anyone agree?

    How long do you shake, is your shaking time measured in seconds or min?
    I like the small window under the glass door for inserting the poker at grate level, but i wish it would shake down better.

    Any comments?

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  2. webbie

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    The poker/knife method works better in general than many shakers. Ideally, get a flat poker/knife with a hooked end so you can reach over the sides better. I'm certain Woodsmans Associates has these as they were (I think) the original Efel or Surdiac design.

    Maybe a little grate action after a good knifing, if at all.
     
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    The stove did not come with a poker but I made one from small diameter steel rod which i put a hook on.
    I think my real problem is a lot of clinkers. I am burning Nut but i think i will switch to Pea.
    The stove grate looks like it is for pea.
    The manual says anything larger that bean. or 12/22 antracite or 20/30 anthricite. (I dont know what siz this 12/2 or 20/30 is)
    One of my problems is that it is just to warm here in the northeast to burn coal. Feb 3, 58 degrees F.

    JM
     
  4. Corie

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    yeah it's been tought up here for burning coal.


    I don't see how changing sizes would greatly affect clinker formation. They're a product of impurities in the coal. I'd personally suggest buying someone elses coal
     
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    Check the sizes out as being mm and see if it makes some kind of sense.
     
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    It could be the coal. I am only on my second batch of 600lbs.
    The first 600lbs I bought seem to have way less clinker formation.
    Unfortunately I don't have a lot of options for getting coal here in RI
     
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    ohh, when you said northeast, I assumed pennsylvania. I imagine it might be tough in RI and you might have to do whatever you can to avoid clinkers.
     
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    Is there a system for minimizing clinker formation?

    JM
     
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