Switching From Wood to Coal

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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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 10:41 pm

Now you can get yourself a stoker boiler to heat the rest of the house. ;) :D
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wsherrick
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size
Location: High In The Poconos

Post Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 10:43 pm

SMITTY wrote:Now you can get yourself a stoker boiler to heat the rest of the house. ;) :D
He won't need one probably.

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Jlenc
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Pea
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak
Location: Foothills of the Poconos

Post Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 11:26 pm

Thanks for all the great comments fellas, and for all the help the forum provided. I enjoy reading all the stories, comments and information about all the different antique stoves. I will cut my teeth on heating with the Stewart Oak here and maybe some day move up to a base burner but for now I am tickled to have this wonderful old Beauty heating my home. I just wish I would've gotten the wake up call about 15 years ago. We'll better late then never I guess. Winter just got a little more enjoyable.


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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
Location: millinocket,me.
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Post Thu. Nov. 21, 2013 5:40 am

Very nice stove and installation and thanks for the pic's. Have a nice warm thanksgiving!
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Jlenc
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Pea
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak
Location: Foothills of the Poconos

Post Thu. Nov. 21, 2013 10:46 am

Thanks Michael and a warm and happy Holiday season to you and your family also.

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Jlenc
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Pea
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak
Location: Foothills of the Poconos

Post Thu. Nov. 21, 2013 10:50 am

I topped off the 270 Stewart Oak last night around midnight and she is not anywhere near ready to be shook down and refilled yet which pleases me because it's not real cold yet but when it does get real cold I know I will probably be able to still get a good 12 to 15 hour burn out of her before she needs tending. What a great stove so far,

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