|Wood burning Stoves - Essential
Can I Burn Coal in My Stove?
|Is woodburning eco-friendly
Is it safe to buy on the Internet
Is my home suitable for a stove
How big does the stove need to be
Woodburning, Multi-fuel. What's the difference
Which Fuel is best
Can I burn coal
I live in a smoke control area, what's defra?
What is EN13240 & Does it affect me
Where can I buy wood
Which type of wood is best
Cast Iron or Steel - Which is best
Why should my chimney be lined
What is "Airwash"
What is "Cleanburn"
What is HETAS and how does it affect me
What size of flue do I need
I have not got a chimney
What clearances do I need around the stove
Do I need a hearth
Who should fit it, can I fit it myself
Do I need to inform the Local Council
|The short answer is NO; multi-fuel
stoves are not designed for it.:
Bituminous Coal, commonly called "Lump Coal" or "House Coal" is not suitable for multi-fuel stoves and it's use would probably invalidate the stove's warranty.
There are two main problems:
Bituminous coal burns with long flames which pass around the throat plate and play directly on the unprotected top of the stove with the likely result of a burned out throat plate and/or cracked top plate. Correct smokeless fuel burns with short flames which are contained within the protected firebox where they belong.
Bituminous coal also creates high volumes of soot which can block the throat plate and flue, causing fumes to be emitted into the room with potentially fatal results.
The only solid fuel suitable for multi-fuel stoves, is smokeless fuel. Your Stove Specialist will advise on the best fuel for a particular appliance. A good coal merchant should be able to advise but we do get reports of incorrect advice being given. There is an "Approved Coal Merchants Scheme" where you find your local qualified merchant.
Or better still, Burn Wood! Cleaner, Carbon-neutral, Sustainable & much more environmentally friendly!