No Rust So Far...

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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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 6:37 pm

Been using that Damprid water absorber as advised in other postings in the Pocono since May,got it at HD, pretty cheap by the bag, change it once a month plus I got one of those small reusable Remington dessicants they use or gun safes, etc. I have a pretty cheap digital humidity thing in there and the humidity lows are 29% to 45% though when it gets that high I change the Damprid and reheat the Remington dessicant by plugging it in the 110V outlet for a day.

The exhaust and bin hole is stuffed with plastic bags. Did not wash inside of stove with baking soda, pipes are also in bocdy of stove,did not wash these aslo,

So far no rust . Stove is in basement though there is a dehumidifier down there.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 10:07 pm

Guess I should clean the ash out of the Harmon... :shock: :oops:
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Fri. Jul. 30, 2010 10:22 pm

Gotta love starlings--NOT--cleaned out Hitzer real good & WD40'd insides real good,cleaned pipe (straight shot through the roof) as well as my brush could do--closed manual damper,2 ft. above stove & left clean out cap off at bottom,great air circulation here on the hill--every now & then,a starling gets in & beats the hell out of the inside of the pipe w/ it's wings & gets any remaining fly ash out---unorthodox but damn functional :D No rust at all :idea:--maybe I'll patent it---useing everything but the OINK
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Sun. Aug. 01, 2010 6:43 pm

Even LPS-3 can't help my basement! :shock:

Just took these pics. I see the same thing year after year ... but this is NOT a Leisure Line. ;) Just an example of what CAN happen when you mix moisture & flyash.
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