Steam engine "Idle" Coal Consumption

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Wed Aug 9 10:06:27 EDT 2006


Does anybody have any information on how much coal a steam engine uses when
the fire is banked overnight or sitting idle between tasks. I am thinking
the coal consumption rate might be around 5 pounds of coal per square foot
of grate area per hour? If anybody has any remembrances I would appreciate

John Rhodes
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