All the Coal Is in !

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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Kungur
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Post Sat. Sep. 07, 2013 5:04 pm

The last few days I have taken a bit of time to move 5 tons of coal from my stock pile to the bins in my basement. This involved shoveling into the wheel barrow then wheeling it about 100' to the chute, that goes into the basement, then shoveling it into the chute. So actually I handled 10 tons! No wonder I am a bit tired!
Cold weather!! I am ready!!!

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Wiz
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(
Location: Tannersville Pa

Post Sat. Sep. 07, 2013 6:29 pm

Time to move stock pile a little closer... then use coal shop vac system to transport coal
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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 Sat. Sep. 07, 2013 6:35 pm

Do you think a shop vac would move pea sized coal?
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Wiz
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
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Post Sat. Sep. 07, 2013 7:39 pm

lsayre wrote:Do you think a shop vac would move pea sized coal?
Not sure I'm moving buckwheat up 9 ft at 45* using 2 shopvacs.
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Freddy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Sun. Sep. 08, 2013 5:50 am

Kungur wrote:Cold weather!! I am ready!!!
Congrats on being ready for old man winter. It's work, but well worth it.
Orrington, Maine
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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 Mon. Sep. 09, 2013 9:13 am

And keep in mind that you didn't have to cut it down, cut it to length, stack it, season it, move it again, etc.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Mon. Sep. 09, 2013 9:39 am

we should all be lucky enough to own a lil' "Kubota" someday (first thing on my bucket list) :lol:

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davidmcbeth3
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 5:33 pm

Wiz wrote:Time to move stock pile a little closer... then use coal shop vac system to transport coal
Or get a younger wife ! :lol:

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