Baby Its Cold Outside!

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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BigFoot
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Coal Size/Type: PEA
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: AA130
Location: 102 Marchak Lane Greenfield PA

Post Sun. Nov. 24, 2013 11:56 pm

Its 13F outside here and 70F in my lazyboy boy do I love that coal fired Boiler :D


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LDPosse
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100
Location: Tower City, PA
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Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 12:13 am

I was away for the weekend and got home to a 63° house!! Just cranked up the DS from #2 to #3. Should be toasty soon lol!
2014 DS Machine Kozy-King 100
2012 DS Machine DS1500 Circulator with hopper

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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 Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 12:50 am

71° in here .... 16° out, windy, and dropping! With that stoker doing it's thing, I can smile! :) :D :mrgreen: :junmp: :cheers:
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

CapeCoaler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 12:58 am

Smitty check the time stamp you are off by 1 hr...
Glad the stoker is working...
22* on the cape...
Burnin' gas as the DS needs some work...
Pics to follow...
With a reno a AA is in my future...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 5:19 am

My house really overshot the mark, It was set on 71 all day yesterday and last night, and the boiler was running wide open to keep up with the wind. Then the wind totally stopped and all that heated iron/wood is still HOT from the long run yesterday. 75 degrees on the first floor this morning. 9 degrees outside. :)

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BigFoot
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Coal Size/Type: PEA
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: AA130
Location: 102 Marchak Lane Greenfield PA

Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 7:25 am

nice to feel warm when its so cold outside ,boiler running good, but Draft at .04 until it calls for coal then slowly go's up to .09 and when the feed turns off slowly down to .04 ,I even added a washer to my brno to keep the draft open a little more when it feeds ,hasn't lower the draft any .Draft should be .04 to .07 tops right ?

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stovepipemike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2
Location: Morgantown ,Penna

Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 8:38 am

Remarkable performance ,when you consider a 2500 sq. ft. house ,17 degrees this morning, a slight breeze and the rooms at thermostat set point of 71 degrees. Yes it used more coal than usual but the ash bucket was still not completely filled. So it takes good fuel plus a well thought out boiler design to achieve these kind of results when it matters most. When I went down to it this morning the little boiler was satisfied and at idle with both loops continuing to pump away. Can't say anything but good things. Mike

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LDPosse
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Stove/Furnace Make: DS Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1500, Kozy King 100
Location: Tower City, PA
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Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 8:07 pm

Nice and toasty 70° inside now. Love my DS!
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2014 DS Machine Kozy-King 100
2012 DS Machine DS1500 Circulator with hopper


Tobytech
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90k

Post Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 12:17 am

This newborn baby is staying toasty by his keystoker.
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Freddy
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Joined: Fri. Apr. 11, 2008 2:54 pm
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 Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 5:49 am

13 here yesterday morning, but 23 this morning. The wind has been wicked! The AA has legs & loves to run, but it'll take much colder than this before it gets above a jog.
Orrington, Maine
Fred

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

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blrman07
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 7:06 am

Whenever it gets cold I know where to find the cat! If the stove is on the cat is almost leaning up against it. Sometimes his fur gets so hot I don't understand why he doesn't burst into flames.
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Ashland Pa.

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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 Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 8:06 am

blrman07 wrote:Whenever it gets cold I know where to find the cat! If the stove is on the cat is almost leaning up against it. Sometimes his fur gets so hot I don't understand why he doesn't burst into flames.
That's awesome :lol:

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SMITTY
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Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
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 Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 10:06 am

Yeah they're funny like that! My black cat lays in the sun on the porch in the summer on a 95° day for HOURS. I have to physically pick him up to get him to come inside for the night! :lol: Loves the heat.

Kitties are a bit disappointed with our new heating arrangement now. The Mark III is ice cold, and the stoker boiler doesn't give off half the heat the Mark III did.

Inga used to love laying right in the coal .... :lol:

The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

btrowe1
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Joined: Sun. Aug. 24, 2008 11:29 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska stoker 140 Coal
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska stove
Location: South Glens Falls ny

Post Tue. Nov. 26, 2013 7:25 pm

I've always heard that the Kitty Coal is some of the best burning stuff that there is. Right up there with the doggie coal from NE PA..
When it's -20 below coal is the way to go.

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

Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 6:27 am

Tobytech wrote:This newborn baby is staying toasty by his keystoker.
Just like my cat ... !


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