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Hi we have just had a multi burner stove installed

We have burned wood but would like to try coal?

 

Can anyone help by telling me what type of coal and where we can get it please?

We are in a smokeless zone

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Give Dixon's a call. They are based in Darnall. They will give you good advice. I burn their "mixed ovals". Good value and plenty of heat. I'm toasting my toes in front of my stove as I type, watching England play cricket in Antigua. (I'd rather be there, but the stove is good compensation).

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the coal on offer these days is of poor quality, for the price you pay, go to eccllesall saw mills or buy a chainsaw.

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I too used Dixons coal, just off attercliffe common, go & pick up a couple of bags or get them to deliver in bulk

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weird in a country once so self sufficient, haveing questions asked like this

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does anybody know what's the best coal to burn in a multi burner stove?

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does anybody know what's the best coal to burn in a multi burner stove?

 

british woops that still underground. Sorry not helpful but had to be said.

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Get real coal, not that quoal stuff that Mo Farrah advertises, it's rubbish!

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I would stick with log burning if i were you.

We have tried coal, but it is not as good in a stove as in an open fire.

Also the coal these days is very poor it seems, and much dirtier than logs.

It is not like the coal we used to get, in big cobbles

 

Whatever you use, make sure it comes from a good source, and is not wet, or it will never burn

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From a decent coal merchant you should be able to get different quality coals, depending on what you're willing to pay for.

 

I buy the stuff from petrol station forecourts for the few coal fires I have. It burns ok, but leaves a lot of ash. This is for a proper Victorian hearth rather than a burner.

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I would recommend Dixons also. I used to use their basic smokeless fuel in an open fire and it was great. Smokeless will burn differently in a closed stove than an open one so you would need to experiment with different types. You could mix smokeless with wood or mix coal with smokeless or just burn coal on it's own which would be better in a closed burner (think steam engine). Not legal of course but unless your neighbours have the number for the smoke police who will know! :suspect:

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