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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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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Mon. Jan. 25, 2010 4:03 pm

I know LL does an internal water coil but would this be better or worse.
**Broken Link(s) Removed**Across the front of my two Pokos that has a temp of just under 600F - I think I could run my now defunct spa (heater burned out), HW, perhaps some baseboard. The internal coil is appealing but what happens in periods on non use. Can any genius out there do the BTU maths.

Thx in advance.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY
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Post Mon. Jan. 25, 2010 5:14 pm

DO a SEARCH on here on HOT WATER COIL or EXTERNAL HOT WATER COIL, been talked about and designed a few times on here. You can make one a lot cheaper. Any stove can have a COIL inside or outside. A lot of good ideas and photos.
They work good if you have a storage tank for Domestic, not real good for hot water baseboard, but in some case, could work.

Making a external DHW Coil

Home-made hot water collector finally in operation
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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