Coal Burning Has Begun for 2007

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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CoalHeat
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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. Oct. 12, 2007 8:48 pm

I arrived home from South Jersey around 7:30 this evening and fired the Harman. Have a nice little fire going now. I don't think I'll need to run the fan, just enough to keep the place cozy.

:)
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."


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jpen1
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Stoker Coal Boiler: LL110
Coal Size/Type: Rice/ Buck
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler
Location: Bloomsburg, PA

Post Fri. Oct. 12, 2007 8:56 pm

Fired up the stove about an hour ago alredy 39* outside here. Just a reminder to those who oiled the inside of there stove. Get a fan or to ready before you light it up and open a few windows. It may smoke after it heats up for a few minuts, atleast enough to set off all the smoke alarms. The good lps TKX I used seeped out around the hinges and put off a fair amount of smoke but not near the amount of smoke you get with the paint curing on a new or refurbished stove.

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cheapheat
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Channing 3
Stove/Furnace Model: Bagging my own rice coal
Location: Skaneateles Falls NewYork

Post Fri. Oct. 12, 2007 8:57 pm

Ive got my Channing 3 running in the background right now. The direct vent isnt quite loud enough to drown out the screaming 16 month old in the living room but the house is a nice 75 right now compared to high 50 this morning. I personally would have held out longer but my wife insists because of the baby. I had to call the dealer where I purchased the stove this morning because I didnt want to mix up all the plugs on the back of the stove. Once again they helped me out without any call backs or exuses. Their customer service has been incredible since I first bought the stove. The company name if your interested is "Holden Coal" formerly known as "Kokes Coal and Stove" they are the best around CNY. Happy burning everyone sweet dreams Ron54 Jim

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coalkirk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Fri. Oct. 12, 2007 9:26 pm

Fired my boiler up at 5:30 this evening. It's supposed to get down to the upper 30's, low 40's tonight. It took about 90 minutes for all of the water in the system to get hot.
This year flew by and it's really hard to believe I'm burning coal already again. This is th earliest I've ever fired it up.

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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. Oct. 12, 2007 9:44 pm

I wonder if there's a Big Oil Conglomerate or a Gas Heating Forum somewhere where everyone is posting to say they turned up their thermostats for the first time this fall?
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Sat. Oct. 13, 2007 8:59 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:I wonder if there's a Big Oil Conglomerate or a Gas Heating Forum somewhere where everyone is posting to say they turned up their thermostats for the first time this fall?


Maybe in Saudi Arabia.

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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 Sat. Oct. 13, 2007 3:32 pm

Maybe.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."

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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: western ny

Post Sat. Oct. 13, 2007 11:14 pm

ahh heat
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sat. Oct. 13, 2007 11:45 pm

After hanging around the Liesure Line store this afternoon and talking coal and watching the stoves.... got home it was 59 in the house and 38 outside.

I had been resisting the temptation to light the stoker... ahhh what the heck...
after a short search for a bag of left over coal and the match lite I was in business, one hour later the house was 66 and the area around the stove was toasty.... guess I'll have to pull up a chair and watch the blue ladies dance for a bit
Matthaus
Leisure Line Stove Company
http://www.leisurelinestoves.com/

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler
Location: Kensington, New Hampshire

Post Sun. Oct. 14, 2007 1:07 am

Friday morning 10/12, approx. 40 degrees outside, admittedly cool inside the house, and the wife was burning propane---again. It's time to crank up the Koker. Since this is my first year with coal, I waited until getting home from work to start the system---I'm assuming for the season, unless we get a couple of weeks of "Indian summer..."

I loaded the system up with 6 bags of NE Pennsylvania's finest. Torched off a mouse and blue flames were dancing within minutes; with, 160K btus of cheap heat blasting out. Woke up to a toasty warm house Saturday morning---actually a little too warm. Guess I need to turn that thermostat down a bit before my wife turns on the A/C! :lol:

I've got 8.4 tons of rice, a powerful Keystoker Koker furnace, and a propane delivery man who needs to sign up for unemployment. Now that's a beautiful thing. :twisted:
AHS S260 "BEAST" Burning Lehigh Pea Anthracite
Kensington, NH

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Duengeon master
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump
Location: Penndel, Pa.

Post Sun. Oct. 14, 2007 9:03 am

I'm glad to see that the check I sent out to Al Gore to stop global warming finally cleared. :roll: It's 38.7 at my house this morning. My coal chubby is working perfectly with the quality glass from last springs buisness meeting :occasion5: Thanks J.C. It's a cosy 80 degrees in here and no sound from the oil burner! 8) Wait I can hear a faint sound of Hugo Chavez Complaining about it with his new friend Adolph Akmadidigad. boo hoo!!!

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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Sun. Oct. 14, 2007 2:53 pm

Hey D.M. you are wellcome And Remember when you need more Drop

me a PM or Give a ring Keep warm :twisted:
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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gaw
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County
Location: Parts Unknown

Post Sun. Oct. 14, 2007 4:20 pm

I had to turn the thermostat up the last few days to satisfy the wife. First use of the circulator pump for the 07-08 season, but this is a good test to make sure everything is working OK. The days of tending the boiler once a week will soon be over.

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mozz
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam
Location: Wayne county PA.

Post Sun. Oct. 14, 2007 7:26 pm

Was 35 this morning in Wayne county, the install was set for this morning so I am up and running.[/img]
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Gouldsboro PA.

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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 Sun. Oct. 14, 2007 7:45 pm

Nice! Looks like an old house..is it?
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
"It's what we learn after we think we know it all that counts."


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