Keystoker Vs Pellet Stove

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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Richard S.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
Location: NEPA

Post Wed. May. 21, 2008 11:58 pm

jpen1 wrote:The pellet stove can be a cantankerous thing in reguards to jamming up .
Coal stoves can jam too but only if there is something in the coal, you can avoid this by screening it. A screen half way down your hopper or on top of it. Half way works better because its always buried and wont cause a lot of dust when you pour the coal in.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: LL110
Coal Size/Type: Rice/ Buck
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler
Location: Bloomsburg, PA

Post Thu. May. 22, 2008 8:58 pm

Iguess I should clarify . The feed auger itself didn't jamm up the pellets bridged or jammed in the hopper. So you had a full hopper cold house and were digging like a gopher to get to where they were hung up in the hopper. After a few nights in a row of this I got smart and oiled the hopper with some crc350 and that fixed it for about a month.

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