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A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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JKinPA
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Liberty

Post Fri. Jan. 08, 2010 8:26 pm

Badog wrote:JK,
I am in the Lehigh Valley and I am heating a 35 year old house so the insulation and windows are not that good. It does seem like you are burning a lot more coal than you should for what you are heating. I normally run my stove at about 2.5 to 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 or about 50% of its capacity by the amount of burning coal. During the coldest and windiest nights I did turn it up to 4.5 but I have not yet run it at 5.
I work in Bethlehem live in the poconos so there is about a 10 degree temperature differance on average.

My house is actually older that yours built in the '50's

If I run my stove at it's highest level the ash pan would over flow over night.
Joe
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JKinPA
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Liberty

Post Sat. Jan. 09, 2010 6:21 pm

JKinPA wrote:
LsFarm wrote:JKinPA, could you post a few photos of your ash, your idle fire and full fire??

Is you ash fully burnt? or is there a lot of black, unburnt coal in the ashpan??

Greg L
I will get the photos up here. There is alot of black unburnt coal in the ash pan. I'll photo that tonight when I empty.

Joe
Ok Here are the photos...The one thing that is not shown is the 12" high flame that is up when in Running High Mode.
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Control Settings.jpg
Current Stove Settings
Ashpan.JPG
Ash Pan all teh Dark bits are coal
Stove Hot 2.JPG
Stove running hot
Stove Idle 2.JPG
Stove at Idle
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