Better Coal Scoop?

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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Santiago
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 82ul
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Location: Delhi, New York

Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 3:23 pm

I use an ice scoop from a restaurant supply company...........38 oz. cast aluminum scoop........less than $6.00!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska
Location: Tobyhanna PA

Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 3:37 pm

nice! but Tims scoop is....... cool! :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 3:58 pm

Thats really nice if you have to reach into the firebox, and don't want to get burned. My Tractor-Supply Chicken-feed scoop has the handle over the scoop for perfect balance, but your hand will get hot if you aren't quick.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska/Franco Belge/Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: S.S. 2/ 144.08.02/ Mag Stoker
Location: Harleysville, Pa.

Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 4:04 pm

Just built this one a few weeks ago... 6" fully welded seam 22ga with 6" 'fishmouth' at the business end... Weighs 2Lbs empty and 10 pounds filled with oiled rice... Great for filling narrow hoppers... I use it to top off my Alaska that sits next to my indoor bin and to fill the 35Lb 8" cylinders I made to truck rice upstairs to the Mag Stoker...
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Burnin' rice X twice= twice as nice!!!
Alaska= Modified Stoker Stove 2 (garage downstairs)
Harman= Mag Stoker (living space upstairs)

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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III
Location: New Hampster

Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 7:24 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Thats really nice if you have to reach into the firebox, and don't want to get burned. My Tractor-Supply Chicken-feed scoop has the handle over the scoop for perfect balance, but your hand will get hot if you aren't quick.
These were from Tractor Supply as well... :funny:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 7:34 pm

Chuck_Steak wrote:These were from Tractor Supply as well... :funny:
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Dan
HAHAHA! Yep, but loading it without gloves makes sure you do it fast. If your a little bit too slow, it cleans off all the knuckle hairs really good :o
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Coal Size/Type: mostly nut, sometimes stove, Santa brand
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III
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Post Sun. Dec. 26, 2010 8:21 pm

DVC500 at last wrote: If your a little bit too slow, it cleans off all the knuckle hairs really good :o
Oh yeah.... I have about three left on the top of my hand... :mad:
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Not like the sun that gives us light in the daytime,
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska Channing III
Location: UPstate NY

Post Tue. Dec. 28, 2010 10:08 am

I use this to load with:
http://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-7676-16-Inch-Shop-Du ... pd_sbs_k_2

it's light, holds over 10 lbs i'm sure, and wide enough to fill the whole stove,
3 or 4 of these into the Mark III just about covers what I need every 12 hrs.
and cheap!

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currently running a Channing III in our basement,
feeding into cold air return and circulated with
forced air furnace.
love the even warm heat!
upstate NY, near Syracuse.

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