Bigger Coal in a Stoker?

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Stove/Furnace Make: Losch 350 130k BTU's
Stove/Furnace Model: DS Stoves 1500WH Short Lid
Location: Greencastle, PA.

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 9:45 pm

The nice thing about the Losch is you can adjust the height of the bed of coals with how hard or soft you adjust the bump.
Also it uses a oil burner motor that's easy to get. Some dealers tell customers that it's a special motor then charge 2 times the price.
The one I had, a dealer painted over the words, oil burner motor.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 9:55 pm

That is nice. I didn't know you could adjust the hight of the coal bed. On the Yellow Flame the coal bed hight is set by the feeder pieces, no adjustment.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Wed. Mar. 05, 2014 7:15 am

Barley is readily available; burns great, and is cheaper right now. This might be a case when bigger isn't always better. Losch and Yellow Flames are the two best Barley machines......hint, hint.
Make a call and get Barley pricing. I'm am in the same mindset as Dave and don't like to see pea in a machine that is designed for rice. Controlling the fire could become an issue, and having 'The Much-I-Do Hose Company' over isn't a fun event........too much paperwork.

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