European Coal/Pellet Boilers

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 Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 2:48 pm

I am in the market for a coal boiler and while researching coal boilers I came across and would like to know if anyone has installed a PER EKO, TEKLA, Klimosz, etc.. here in the US. I like the controls and ability to burn coal/pellets automatically and having a separate chamber for larger coal and wood seems useful i.e. Tekla Draco DUO ... ts_id=3877

I will mostly likely buy an EFM or Keystoker since they are US made and local but am curious.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 8:20 pm

If you are in the US do yourself a favor and buy domestic "US". Years ago I had a Buderus hand fed one of a few in the US, importer not far from me, but you are very much alone with some products no matter how well they are made.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000
Location: Chattanooga, Tenn

Post Sun. Sep. 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Looks like a great unit, but multifuel units usually don't burn anything very well in order to be able to burn everything. Still, I would like to see some real life use testified to.


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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. Sep. 22, 2013 8:59 pm

Do they use anthracite in Europe, or are these stoves built to stoke bit (or coke)?

My English neighbor told me that they burned coke in a backburner in his house in the UK. He said he thought that the residential burning of coal had been outlawed in the UK, and coke was all that was still permitted.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Eco Pea Coal is a manufactured pellet like product NOT regular Pea Coal. I'd research availability
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal
Location: Buffalo/Adirondacks, NY

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 1:14 pm

when those boilers say "coal" they are typically designed for low coke button lignite pellets or bituminous coal; some are even designed for powder and slack bit coal. Regardless they're for low coke button coals.

As far as the residential burning of bituminous coal - still legal and commonplace outside of "smoke control areas" (urban areas, towns w/ pop above a certain number). Your neighbor likely burned coke because he had to use a smokeless fuel in his town area; although burning of petcoke is common even outside of smoke control areas because it was historically inexpensive and comparable to prices on bituminous house coal.
Burning western Pennsylvania Bituminous in WNY using model 77 stoker furnace. BITUMINOUS equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Many Combustioneer Model 77 stokers, stokermatic furnace, Many Will-Burt stokers, & and Two Iron firemen.

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