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Crystal Royale coal bed

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by davecooper, 27 Nov 2019.

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    Since I last had my Crystal Royale gas fire serviced, a couple of the coals have fallen down the bed and rested on the glass. When the gas engineer replaced the coals, he put them back as per the manual that I keep, which to be fair isn't brilliant in this area. Anyway, I had a go at replacing the dislodged coals in accordance with the manual but others kept falling out. I have got the coals back now but something in the manual has confused me. It says to start at the left hand of the bottom row with the fatter end of the left hand coal sitting as far left as possible. Does this suggest that the individual coals are position specific? I can't see any markings on the coals to suggest this is so. To be fair, many of the coals do have a fatter end so there may not be an issue but I would just like to be sure the coals are stacked as they are meant to be.
     
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    Does the manual not include a diagram/picture of the individual coals?
     
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    No, there is just a picture of the coals installed and they all look pretty much the same.
     
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    It looks to me as if you just have to lay them in place & perhaps turn them into a position that they are the most stable, as you have done it. Perhaps the engineer was not as patient as you.
     
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    I think you are right and it is just a case of patience until a stable bed is achieved. I need to touch up the coals with ceramic coal paint at some time so when I do that I will perhaps look to see if some coals are slightly larger than others. These would then go at the front where I currently have a bit of a gap. No panic though as the spread of flames seems to be ok at the moment.
     
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    If you have not used the coal paint before be prepared for a disgusting smell for the first couple of times you use the fire afterwards.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. The coals were ok until I handled them and the paint started coming off. I'll wait until my other half is out otherwise she will want to know why I am playing with the fire again when it is working ok. I am perhaps a bit of a perfectionist.
     
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