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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- Joined: Thu. Sep. 14, 2006 5:18 pm
- Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
- Stove/Furnace Model: DVC-500
- Location: Long Island, NY
When I did some renovation work in the house last year, I cut out a radiator & never restored any of the oil fired heating loops. I figure the only way I’ll get around to it is if I ever have to sell. Right now I’m running my DHW system off an outboard fuel tank running #2 connected right to the burner pump, primer bulb and all – I can't get myself to pay the $money$ to get the main tanks filled. I already bought my season's coal though.