House coal can leave large amounts of soot behind – and generate large amounts of smoke – but smokeless coal will burn more efficiently and keep your stove cleaner and healthier. It needs to be as deep as possible. Thinking it was not enough to start more coal with, I put on wood. If there are as few air gaps as possible, the fire will keep going for much longer than if you fill it with unevenly shaped pieces of rough wood. If you want to learn how to keep a wood stove burning all night, you'll need to learn about coal placement. A few moments after you load the wood in your wood stove it will ignite. Stop fussing with your old, hard-to-use wood stove. Can you burn coal in a barrel stove? Add one or two large pieces of wood. Currently, it seems my coal "dies" sometime during the night, if shake, then fill it with more coal, say around 9:30pm, then around 6:00am I have nothing, no burning coal, no ambers, and then I have to start over, clean out the stove, add wood then start the coal again. To keep a wood-burning stove going all night, push the hot coals to one side of the burning chamber, place dry logs next to the burning coals, close the door and open the air trap for 10 to 20 minutes until the logs are well ignited, then shut the air trap and leave the logs burning all night. I have been wondering what would happen to coal in a rocket stove? by ShaneG » Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 1:38 pm, Post Jan. 17, 2008 7:51 pm, Return to “Hand Fired Coal Stoves & Furnaces Using Anthracite”. Other times I'm still have a reasonable full fire still burning in the morning, with the draft vent set the same. by Devil505 » Thu. Step 3. by ShaneG » Tue. 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Warm up the flue if cold to get maximum draft on the stove. by Devil505 » Thu. Jan. 15, 2008 11:06 pm, Post It all boils down to the basics. I get about 4 or 5 inches of coal going hot before bed and before I turn in I fill it up to capacity with fresh coal. In the Northeast we are experiencing a Bomb Cyclone which has temperatures hovering around 5°F – 10°F. I agree...You have to fill your stove completely with coal. The coal bed should be burning brightly and vigorously. … The pieces should be 4-6” across. However, now that nights are getting cooler and cooler, I am having trouble of keeping the stove going over night. A top of the stove temp gauge will answer this question for you. by Devil505 » Thu. It depends on the quality of stove; most wood stoves are not prepared to handle coal or to take the much higher temperatures produces by burning coal. Typically, round logs are used, instead of split wood, as these burn slowly. Takes a certain mass of coal to keep it going, small fires are next to impossible in just about any device in natural draft mode. Once you have a coal fire going, you need to fill the firebox absolutely full of coal. Follow the advice above.. The easiest and the most effective way that you'll ever find to keep your wood stove going all night is to get yourself a block of paraffin wax. Jan. 17, 2008 7:26 am, Post Jan. 17, 2008 9:57 am, Post by Devil505 » Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 8:33 am, Post The type of wood. It's all determined by the quality of the coal when all the other variables such as draft, amount of air available to the fire, etc. Let’s break them down and look at how to implement these steps. by ShaneG » Thu. Put the newspaper down and then a layer of brickets. Now, I am around coal fires, hubby and I are hobby blacksmiths. Lighting Techniques They require a direct source of heat, like your stove. When loading with coal do not bury all of the hot coals with new coal. It's apparently very difficult to buy coal now a days, but that's supposed to be the best for burning all night. When your coals are ready, they'll be a subtle, ashy gray that appears closer to white at first glance. Will it stay burning longer, so the bench will heat and I could go to bed? At 4:30 this morning there was only a softball sized area burning. by Devil505 » Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 3:01 pm, Post one thing I noticed is that if I have a deep bed of coal all burning and I fill up on top of it, it doesn't last nearly as long because that deep bed is already half burned up before I put fresh coal on top. You can’t just throw any old wood on your fire and expect it to burn all night. 01-10-2009, 03:59 PM Miller, 66, said using coal is a lot easier on him and his wife. If the fire is burning hot and there is a deep bed of coals, full loads of coal can be added at anytime. If this error persists for longer than an hour please send us an email and include the information at the bottom of this page. The center of the wood. With these two key variables in the right proportions, you can keep it burning all night. Once you have a coal fire going, you need to fill the firebox absolutely full of coal. by coaledsweat » Thu. Shut the door, close all air inlets, and it will burn all night, enough to keep the chill off the room. If you are new at this, try servicing it 3 times a day, in the morning before work, when you get home and before you hit the hay until you get a good handle on whats going on. Soapstone cannot burn as hot as … We keep our stove going overnight quite often we use logs most of day but night always put on a layer of coal in the morning it lovely and warm and saves the central heating. As a general rule of thumb, any stove with a 16 inch depth, or greater, will do an overnight burn. When packing the stove, place the majority of the logs to the front and ensure there are only small gaps in-between the logs. Then I repeat the above, and the stove will stay in all day. Jan. 17, 2008 12:20 pm, Post Rake the charcoal towards the front of the wood stove If you want to learn how to keep a wood stove burning all night, you’ll need to learn about coal placement. Requested URL: coalpail.com/coal-forum/viewtopic.php?t=23053, User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/84.0.4147.89 Safari/537.36. I load it up before we go to bed around 9.45pm. Stack the wood into a pyramid shape. You are looking for coal that gives good heat, can stay burning all night, gives little ash and dirt (soot). It’s difficult to keep a wood-burning stove going all night, but a few lumps of coal lasts hours. Your fire should now be burning brightly, and if you want something that is a longer-lasting, add some coal when the fire starts to fade away. 1. You can try loading the page again, if the error persists try in a few minutes. It needs to be as deep as possible. Apparently every time the trains stop a little coal falls out the bottom doors and the people that work there would sell bags. Load up your stove with your ‘special’ wood until it is as full as it can safely be filled. For home heating you need an airtight coal stove. Position the largest log first, using … 1. Quick question: Am I banking enough coal to last all night? Rake the charcoal towards the front of the wood stove. by Devil505 » Thu. Wood burns quicker than coal and a wood burner is far harder to keep going all night. Is there such a thing as to much forced air? Tonight, I'm fill er up, turn up my draft alittle, and picking up a bag of charcoal. And before you build the fire. Stoves designed to burn anthracite coal will probably have the firebox shaped keep the coal in something like a cube shape. Post I see that Devil5052 used charcoal, did not even think about charcoal. My dad said they used to go to the train yard and buy coal. Shut the door and enjoy. You can close all the doors and sliding air intakes and air leaks around everything. We are aware that experienced fire-lighters are able to keep smaller stoves like the Aurora lit overnight, but for a novice fire lighter - if an overnight burn is essential – a stove with depth makes most sense.To achieve an overnight burn:Close all the air flow dials and dampen It appears someone has forgotten to put some coal on the stove. Burn fires in your stove until you have a hot bed of coals and the stove is hot enough to burn efficiently. I have adjusted my forced air fan from full to almost closed, I had to remove my draft induction because I went to forced air, any ideas of what I am doing wrong????? The doors will have gaskets and the air intake ports will seal tight enough to put the fire out if closed all the way. Jan. 17, 2008 8:48 am, Post Allow enough air to enter the stove until the smoke stops and the fire is up to temperature. Pick the right type of log for maximum burn time. Here are some tips. Make sure the fire is fully extinguished before going to bed for the night. In the morning, I rake the coals, so all the ash falls through, and put a couple of logs on. How to Keep a Fire Burning Overnight First of all, you need to make sure that leaving your fire burning throughout the whole night does not create a hazard and is completely safe to do. Keep in mind cast iron and soapstone operate at different temps. I have lots of partialy burnt coal, the fire is going out. I'm guessing that: Hi Shane, I see you are using a Clayton furnace. Keep the fire burning safely. Place the large log in the back of the stove, behind the coals. This morning, just more unburnt coal, about half of it. Wood burners are very hard to keep burning all night, this comes down to the fact that wood burns very fast. Jan. 17, 2008 7:07 pm, Post I keep a deep bed going during the day but I don't fill it when I come home from work (i just add enough to keep the heat pumping) that way I can put as much fresh coal as possible in the stove before bed, and it lasts all night. 5. Jan. 17, 2008 8:40 am, Post by ShaneG » Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 10:40 pm, Post I brought it back with some charcoal. Ooops! When I get up at 6.30am, all the glowing coal stuff is gone, just ash left and the stove is basically cold (let alone the room). by LsFarm » Wed. Jan. 16, 2008 10:28 am, Post Place five to seven large logs in a tight formation behind the coals. by CoalHeat » Thu. sounds to me like you don't have enough air traveling through your coal fire if you end up with half burned coal, OR maybe your coal isn't very good and what you have in the morning are klinkers. If I add wood at night, basically fill it up, I have a good fire and plenty of amber/coal to start again. Jan. 17, 2008 11:50 am, Post Put the biggest log at the back of the stove. How to Make Wood Stove Burn All Night Step 1. all remain the same. Also pack as much as is safely possible. Remember never to use: Household coal in multifuel stoves; Coal in a wood-burning stove; Smokeless coal in enclosed stove other than anthracite; Shop our range of coal online or in store. Step 2. Therefore, to keep a multi fuel stove burning: Build and light the best fire possible to get the fire going well and provide a bed of hot coals. Control the air vents. Here are some tips. by bill4117 » Thu. I know several people that put a bit of coal in their wood stove at night to keep it going until morning. The idea is to allow just a wee bit of oxygen to the logs to keep it going. I did not fill the stove up to the top of the fire bricks, but there was at least 25 lbs of coal in there and it looked beautiful at 10:00 pm. One of reasons I waited last night to fill it up all the way, is that I still had some wood burning in the stove left over from the morning. Honestly, when I would light my coal stove, it stayed lit all season. If you're trying this at home and you have a ceramic top stove, you should potentially just put them in a pan and warm them like this. The idea is to stack hard wooden logs of a regular size carefully inside the stove. With this method of banking a fire, not only will you save your coals for 8-14 hours, but the stove itself will keep warm the whole night. Shut the door and enjoy. Allow the heater to build a bed of coals during the late afternoon and evening hours. Overall, the method of raking the coals forward to keep the fire going while awake, and banking a fire at night, is a more efficient way to keep a wood stove running. Pot belly stoves are not air tight. This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. I started a wood fire on top of the unburnt coal (had to get to work), I'll shake it out after work and fill it up to the top of the fire bricks and give it a try. When preparing for overnight burning, you need to ensure that you use good quality, well seasoned hardwood logs. What Does a Fire Need to Burn Nice and Slow? Shop MF Fire today! Ok it's 9:35 pm, I'm almost to the top of the fire brick, I'll wait awhile and let the coal get caught up, shake it down one more time and add up to the top, It's looking great, my radiant heat is running around 160 degrees, which is inthe range that I wanted, and LsFarm, mine is not a big bertha, but it's still turning out fun to figure it out, I'll need to talk to you more on this. The coal is also easily accessible. A fire needs air to breathe and it needs a consistent source of fuel. Will the rocket stove burn it cleanly? Hot Tip: Make sure you put a guard around your stove or close the appliance doors as sparks may fly out and hit the floor. Mainly using wood until I get home @ 6:00pm. Put a pound of paraffin wax into. Once you get the brickettes rolling, slowly add some coal. Ensure that the wood has low moisture content. I had my stove filled to full capacity at 10 PM last night. Keeping It Burning, All Night Long. Here is how I keep my Wood Stove burning all night long without having to keep putting wood in it. However, if there is not a deep bed of coals, it is best to add small amounts of coal at first. Then close all closeable air vents and retire to bed. How To Keep a Wood Stove Burning All Night. Sent from my D6708 using Tapatalk We live in a bungalow so all one level and 2 fire alarms one in the room of fire and one in hall outside our bedroom also 2 carbon monoxide detectors in the same areas. Coalpail.com Sponsors: Alternate Heating Systems - DS Stoves - Lehigh Anthracite - Hitzer Inc. © 2020 COALPAIL.COM • Terms of Use • Privacy Policy • Contact Admin. 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