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Help with Brunco 160 furnace

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by daiszzy21, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. daiszzy21

    daiszzy21 New Member

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    I have had this brunco in my house for 8 years we have always burned wood, alot of work so we thought we would try coal (someone gave us the idea it was ok to burn hard coal like in the new coal furnaces) the problem is I am not sure how to do this I have been trying to read up on it and can't find what I am looking for.
    I have a nice bed of coals, I have a thermostat that is blowing in air but no heat seems to be building up. I have the damper rod open the spin dial shut and the bottom door closed the draft blower has been running forever it seems and no heat.
    I am just used to burning wood and not quite sure on how to burn coal.
    any info would be great

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  2. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Mix coal with wood .It doesn't take much coal mixed with a load of wood to get hotter fires and extended burn times.
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