Newbie to Coal Neeed Advice on Stoves and Stove Furnace

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 Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 12:31 pm

Hello all, I been interested into looking at coal alternative to my oil. First thing is I been looking coal stoves as well as coal furnace. presently I heat my house with oil for 3000+/- sqaure foot home with first floor being radiant heat and second floor baseboard heat. I have an indirect water heater as well. I been interested in a furnace that I could run the radiant heat and hot water. I read some post online and one individual noted that he built a shed and installed the furnace inside and ran the piping underground to his home. Wondering if anyone heard of this. Anyways I would like feedback on stoves and furnaces and whom could talk too. I am in central Massachuseets and would appreciate any help. Thanks All.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Welcome to the FORUM--be patient my friend, you'll get all the info you need to make a decision on your needs. :)
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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 12:40 pm

I sounds like what you are looking for is a coal fired hot water boiler. There are many good choices. How many gallons of heating oil do you go through in a typical year, and what is the BTU output rating of your oil boiler?

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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 8:55 pm

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Post Wed. Oct. 24, 2012 10:46 pm

I will check my messages and for the BTU output and amount of fuel I will check and get back to you in few days Thansk for help . this is great site

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