Energy King Wood or Coal #365

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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theo
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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 8:55 pm

Hello All, anyone out there that own's a energy king #365? I am thinking about buying one and would like to know the good and bad about them. Do them seem to be built good? How much coal do they burn a day? Had any bad issure's with them?
The first half of your life is runied by your parent's and the second half of your life is ruined by your kid's!! " I wondered why that frisbe was getting bigger, Then it HIT me!! " The early bird may get the worm,,,, but the second mouse get's the cheese!!

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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 9:14 pm

I know there are a few members on this forum which own Energy King furnaces. Hopefully they will see this post. I think the Energy King furnace has a good design. If you do get one, make sure you get the shaker grate option to burn coal though. It only comes standard with fixed wood grates. I'm a Clayton 1600 fan, made by U.S.Stove http://www.usstove.com. After reviewing both the Energy King and the Clayton furnaces, not considering the price, it was the Clayton's firebrick lined secondary heat exchanger that swung my to the Clayton over the Energy King's steel baffle secondary heat exchanger. Other than that, The Energy King 365 should provide you with many years of heating service. But give the Clayton a look at first. :idea: :)

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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 9:22 pm

Thank You Doug,I will check them out!
The first half of your life is runied by your parent's and the second half of your life is ruined by your kid's!! " I wondered why that frisbe was getting bigger, Then it HIT me!! " The early bird may get the worm,,,, but the second mouse get's the cheese!!

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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 9:35 pm

theo: Take a look at this post. It clearly shows how to and what it looks like to burn anthracite coal in a Clayton 1600. I think this will help you some. :idea: :) DOUG Slow Blue Dancing with Red Dressed Ladies in a Clayton

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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 9:44 pm

Cool pic's Doug, about how much coal do you burn a day?
The first half of your life is runied by your parent's and the second half of your life is ruined by your kid's!! " I wondered why that frisbe was getting bigger, Then it HIT me!! " The early bird may get the worm,,,, but the second mouse get's the cheese!!

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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 9:58 pm

Well, it all depends on the demand for heat for your given situation. I've burned as little as 60lbs to as much as 200lb a day. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the right sized furnace. I believe you are on the right track. The ducting of your system plays an important element on how the heat gets moved through your house. I have a fairly large house, 3700sq.ft. So, I know I burn more than what most users would. This furnace would loaf in a 1000 to 2700 sq.ft house. Thus using much less fuel.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Older Ashley Cabinet ( pre US Stove gobble up)
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Energy King 480 EK
Coal Size/Type: Warm weather smaller coal. Cold weather larger coal.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace Backup when repairs are needed
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King Furnace
Stove/Furnace Model: 480 EK
Location: Glens Falls NY Area

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 10:13 pm

I have an Energy King 480
I have been heating my old farm house with it for 5 years and burning coal in it steady since the begining of the heating season and for a month last year.
You cant find a better built or more bullet proof furnace in my opinion.
You wont ever be cold with this unit.
No problem burning coal without forced draft at all.
The 480 is built to last .i think it weighs in at near 700 lbs.
I called about spare grates once..They asked me how old the unit was .I said almost new.
Then they said you shouldnt need any for at least 20 years! They show no signs of wear or warpage anfd get a hell of a work out when shaking down.
This unit is same as the ones 20 years older than it. I like it when a company has a good unit and doesnt cheapen it to match lower priced units.
I say you wont go wrong with an Energy King.
If you want to know something call them.They actually answer the phone!! :D

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Older Ashley Cabinet ( pre US Stove gobble up)
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Energy King 480 EK
Coal Size/Type: Warm weather smaller coal. Cold weather larger coal.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace Backup when repairs are needed
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King Furnace
Stove/Furnace Model: 480 EK
Location: Glens Falls NY Area

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 10:17 pm

I forgot ...I burn about 120 lbs day when its brutal outside . 80 to 100 or less when its in the 30's,40's like now but that all depends on your homes construction.
I like the better control with coal versus wood but wood is great stuff to.

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