Good Air Filtration

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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coalnewbie
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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 Sat. Aug. 20, 2011 9:12 am

I have noticed long before my adventures with coal heat that filtering the house air has many health advantages for me. this is one of the many reasons why I choose a ducted whole house air system as I can estimate total changes per hour and the filtration level I want. Of course it can be done by hydronics or even a simple fire place but to filter the house becomes an additional consideration. The subject of filtration efficiency has been covered elsewhere on this forum

How to Connect Cold Air Return to Koker

and other examples. I used to have a winter hacking cough that only went away when I used a MERV 11 filter or better. What I love about the LL Anthraking as I start to get it set up now is the 1800CFM squirrel cage fan and the way it is integrated into the coaltrol (smooth as butta). There is an input with provision for a 20x20" 1" filter on which I was planning to put a Filtrete 1900 (about MERV 12). As I spent about 10 years in pharmaceutical clean room operations using filters which were about MERV 20 (expressed differently then and now), I was aware of the desirability of the more the better filtration systems. Now in dirty homes (comparatively) you reach the point of diminishing returns but sucking some bacteria and other fumes and smoke even unattached viruses has many health advantages. I pay $20 per filter and in about a week it is dirty. So 4" filters, prefilters other ideas are appropriate here. Any comments.
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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Sat. Aug. 20, 2011 10:32 am

Electronic filter as a pre-treatment followed by a filter of your choice...
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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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 Sat. Aug. 20, 2011 10:37 am

and the electronic filter of choice for this air flow is???????
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Post Sat. Aug. 20, 2011 12:11 pm

I don't know, I use an old bath towel. But, this is Freetown. :clap: toothy No, I'm serious, I use an old bath towel.Of course I don't suspect it's electronic anything.
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CapeCoaler
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Posts: 4433
Joined: Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 3:48 pm
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. Aug. 20, 2011 12:12 pm

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.

coalnewbie
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Posts: 6211
Joined: Sat. May. 24, 2008 4:26 pm
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 Sat. Aug. 20, 2011 1:22 pm

Thank you for the advice. Fred, we use old bath towels and worse to wash down horses. Twice a year I have to unblock the clothes drier exhaust vent. I just have a suspicion that will not help my coughing attacks. Geez, they breed them tough at Freetown.
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