Finally Burned Out..

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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btrowe1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove
Location: South Glens Falls ny

Post Sun. Apr. 28, 2013 8:38 pm

4/28/13, could be last day of burning for the 1st 1/2 of 2013. One of the longest burn season I've had in 10 years of recordings.
There's a little left the hopper.I didn"t go down and move it over to the feed, I guess if needed I could fire it back up, But I also have wood for the fireplace so if anything does come up I'm pretty sure it would be short lived.

I was trying to burn it all out so I didn"t need to remove it when I do the cleaning, but oh well.

Any one else still have their systems still on, besides the one"s who burn year round.
When it's -20 below coal is the way to go.

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Apr. 28, 2013 8:51 pm

I just read where (in the USA at least) this is the second coldest spring season (to date) in all of recorded history going back to about 1870 when detailed temperature records began being kept.

The coldest spring ever recorded was in 1975.
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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Mon. Apr. 29, 2013 5:44 am

Well good lol. The tree huggers won't have global warming to rant about this year hahaha....

I plan to load the Clayton one more day then let her burn out. Only lit her twice this season. I'm feeling very comfortable with my operating skills now and have developed an efficient routine for keeping her happy :D


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Ed.A
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Canterbury Ct.

Post Mon. Apr. 29, 2013 6:48 am

lsayre wrote:I just read where (in the USA at least) this is the second coldest spring season (to date) in all of recorded history going back to about 1870 when detailed temperature records began being kept.

The coldest spring ever recorded was in 1975.
Welp, we could always put ashes on the North Pole to help out. Hrmmm, now where did I read about in the Past? :D
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stovepipemike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2
Location: Morgantown ,Penna

Post Mon. Apr. 29, 2013 8:24 am

Still at it and will keep it until after this next couple of cool rainy days.This Keystoker is so easy to start that it is not any more difficult than a wood fire should a further need arise. I think a lot of this little boiler because it actually pays me something not like a bank account these days. Mike

hcarlow
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110
Location: Northern Maine (Houlton area)

Post Sat. May. 04, 2013 4:44 pm

Shut down the 110 today and started to do the clean up . I spent about 4 hrs. cleaning it up and still quite alot to do . The 110 is very easy to work on but there is lots of clean up if you are going to shut down for the summer .

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