'Outside Combustion Air'

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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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35
Location: NE-PA

Post Sat. Mar. 31, 2012 8:51 am

LsFarm wrote: But if I remember correctly, you have a hand fed stove with a slider air vent on the ashpan door? you will have to get creative to make a duct to feed the
ash pan door vents.. But I believe you are pretty good with sheet metal !! Greg L
Yes, the slider is thermostatically controlled on the ash pan door. It would be some work to add the dedicated outside air supply., which is why I was trying to get a better feel for the results, first. I would probably add the input air "hood" to the lower, side of the stove, and reconfigure the thermostatically controlled damper to that area.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Sat. Mar. 31, 2012 2:12 pm

Do the bi-metalic frankenstien transplant...
Then you could box in the air intake...
'cause it is in the rear...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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