Stove Info "Brain Picking Time" Reading Stoves

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 7:57 am

Hi guys and gals, been thinking about putting in a line of stoves, and would like to know your take on Reading Stoves and boilers, any info would be helpful

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62
Location: Hustonville, Ky

Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 8:04 am

Reading makes boilers?

"Corn Stoves", It is morally wrong to burn something you can make into Whiskey!


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Stove/Furnace Model: CLAYTON 1600

Post Tue. Mar. 10, 2009 11:23 am

The Reading Stove Tri-burners are a pretty simple problem free stoker. Although the Reading Tri-burner's can be made to perform a lot better with the addition of an external combustion blower in place of the plastic or metal upgradable fan blade and the Coal-trol digital thermostat, I'd say the are a good product. Other than the crank arm sometimes unscrewing itself from the motor, I've been pleased with the Tri-burner stoker.

As with any stoker stove, the hardest thing you will have to do is teach your customers about draft, CO, how to light the coal and operate the controls.

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