Looking at Stokers

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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Uglysquirrel
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Joined: Mon. Jan. 07, 2008 8:27 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Post Wed. Feb. 24, 2016 10:32 pm

coalnewbie wrote:but the Anthraking line is the KING of stokers. A breed apart. Peace.
I'm not familiar with the heavyweights.

With honor deference is given.

coalnewbie
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Posts: 6209
Joined: Sat. May. 24, 2008 4:26 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
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. Feb. 25, 2016 7:55 am

Aw shucks UG now I am turning red. It's a heavyweight as it has a heavy job. BTW, I operate a Pocono as well that is in year 7 and I am very happy with it.
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samhill
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Posts: 11333
Joined: Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 10:29 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75
Location: Linesville, Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 25, 2016 10:30 am

Can only say that I'm happy with my Keystoker 160, wasn't much to choose from in my area. I'd say from what I have read here over the years that any will treat you as well as you treat them. Every stove requires some time & effort & if your willing to give it you'll be rewarded with good long cost saving heat. :)
"Any fool can criticize, condemn & complain & most fools do." Benjamin Franklin


DENNIS BAUER
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Posts: 188
Joined: Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 8:49 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105 - House
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95 - Garage
Coal Size/Type: RICE AND NUT
Other Heating: PROPANE FURNACE, ELECTIC BASE BOARD, AND WOOD FIRE PLACE
Location: Springwater NY, (Western NY)

Post Thu. Feb. 25, 2016 12:03 pm

The Keystoker I have is the 2nd one I've owned. Both had issues when I first got them, both used. Both were fixed with some patients and this site. I think it was more or less issues with the stoves not being taken care of prior.

I would buy another any day if I was looking for another stoker.

coalnewbie
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Posts: 6209
Joined: Sat. May. 24, 2008 4:26 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
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. Feb. 25, 2016 1:01 pm

Again, agreements all around. My Keystoker 90 is giving me a few issues now but only because I have been sloppy in servicing. I did have a hopper fire and that burnt the corner of the feed chute. I guess it just needs a full service this summer. In my application, if I could find a cheap 105 with a 8" top duct feed I would go for it and add a 500cfm blower --- hint hint.
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