Idle Musings on an Anthraking 110K Stoker

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 Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 11:48 am

coalnewbie wrote:I don't have a Mc anything, it's just an oversized c rappy Victorian leak box and the last time I checked HO was not so far off from $5.00. 40% still think Obummer is OK as they were told in their youth that liberalism is good and so we wander on. Dave, did I win those stoves in some sort of contest or are you just trying to tease me.
Just a big tease. :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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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 Thu. Nov. 21, 2013 9:33 am

OK kiddiewinks, it's 13F this morning and the AnthraKing is trying to do an impossible job and that is keeping this oversized leak box warm. I would have expected to light other stoves before now and yet I am warm and cozy this morning. You see it's all about efficiency of heat transfer coupled with the ability to pump 1700 cfm of pure HEPA filtered air into the house (so forget hydronics for me). Here is the pic that says all, it's a close up of the top of the fire door. The temperature over the middle of the door vs the temperature over to the side where those pipes are sucking the heat away. Efficiency personified and I love this stove and yet I see few other posts about it. The actual temp does not matter as those thermometers are c rap but it's the delta that is unbelievable. Your loss..... OK, Dave and Matt you can mail me those cruise tickets now...... HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA, I am SUCH a riot I just can't get over myself.
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Post Thu. Nov. 21, 2013 1:48 pm

coalnewbie wrote:OK kiddiewinks, it's 13F this morning and the AnthraKing is trying to do an impossible job and that is keeping this oversized leak box warm. I would have expected to light other stoves before now and yet I am warm and cozy this morning. You see it's all about efficiency of heat transfer coupled with the ability to pump 1700 cfm of pure HEPA filtered air into the house (so forget hydronics for me). Here is the pic that says all, it's a close up of the top of the fire door. The temperature over the middle of the door vs the temperature over to the side where those pipes are sucking the heat away. Efficiency personified and I love this stove and yet I see few other posts about it. The actual temp does not matter as those thermometers are c rap but it's the delta that is unbelievable. Your loss..... OK, Dave and Matt you can mail me those cruise tickets now...... HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA, I am SUCH a riot I just can't get over myself.
Those cruise tickets sure sound good . I don't have the furnace but do have the 110 boiler and it is keeping us very warm and with all the hot water we need . This is only my second year burning coal but well pleased with the 110 and coal .

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
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Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
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Post Thu. Nov. 21, 2013 4:14 pm

whistlenut wrote:,,,,,,,,,,,, NG is great for those who have it, however there is absolutely no other fuel that warms as completely as coal...afford ably.
And therein lies my dilemma................ I have NG here at work. This big old uninsulated brick building sucks the heat out of it like crazy. The first winter I used the HYFIRE II to heat it not knowing about how efficient my NG Infared system works on this building. Since the brick eats BTU's I was running the coal at almost full bore 24/7 during the cold periods. And as we know coal takes a while to get cranking so I really could not cut the temps back at night.

After using 800 lbs the first week last year, I turned on the gas. Then added a smartphone enabled programmable thermostat. And with the infared part, it heats up the vehicles rather nicely.

So what to do with the unloved HYFIRE ?????? Sell it ??? HELL NO !!!!!

I took it home and placed it in the home garage for the kitties. It replaces the old Alaska basement model. I have never been happier and so are they. And with the addition of the coal-troll, it is so sweet. I removed the heat jacket and additional blower as it was not needed and I don't think it will be. I think last week I only used about 80 lbs for the week. And I no longer have to guestimate where to set the plate nut for the day's temps like on the Alaska. And yes the HYFIRE is way overkill for the home garage, but it is all paid for.

Knowing how well the HYFIRE works, it is no stretch that anything created on a napkin by these guys would work just as efficient. I'm just pissed that I wasn't there to help saturate the napkin. But I will say I was invited to a party once before at the factory. But that 2 hour drive home is 1 hell of a deterrent.........

I just may have to get a small handfired in the shop here just as a conversation piece.

Rick
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