No More Coal Dust!!!

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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Post Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 11:40 am

Glad to be back. I have gained so much info on this forum over the past 2 years its time for me to give back a little. Having remodeled the living room this past month with lots of white moulding and cabinets had to come up with a way to keep the coal dust down. :idea: Came up with a solution:" Jimmies Long Island Coal Bucket". Instead of pouring from a 5 gal bucket which creates a rush of air and dust the coal has to be placed into the hopper in a gentler fashion. With the Long Island Coal Bucket the rush of air is eliminated, creating no dust. Simple to make: 5 gal. bucket with screw on lid, I used a pool chlorine bucket, a pvc toilet flange 3 or 4 inch, length of 3 or 4 inch dia pvc pipe. Assemble and fill with coal, invert bucket into hopper and slowly draw bucket upward, coal is gently placed into hopper. No rush of air no dust. I know it works with rice coal not sure about other types.
Patent Pending :)
Last edited by wenchris on Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 2:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Mon. Oct. 15, 2007 1:24 pm

I like it!

I'm so lazy I'm not sure if I would take the cover off to fill it up.

Of course where my Stoker is connected it's not living space yet. Once it looks as nice as your room, the wife may require me to use your tool!

Nice job!!!

p.s. I LOVE how neat and professional your hookup on your stoker is. Could you take lots of pics up close and either post them or PM them to me???


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Post Tue. Oct. 16, 2007 5:09 pm

GREAT looking installation!!

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Post Tue. Oct. 16, 2007 6:13 pm

Very nice stove installation, and the coal bucket is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it!
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Tue. Oct. 16, 2007 6:20 pm

I with these guys Jimmy very nice looking setup there and love the built-ins as for the invention nice going I personnally don't need one but if I did Id be making one right now. Jim
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