What Brand of Stoker Stove Is Best

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.
johnstar
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Stove/Furnace Model: Clayton 1600M
Location: Shavertown, Pa

Post Mon. Nov. 08, 2010 10:16 pm

I am leaning towards the hyfire II. Just need to find a local dealer and install it. Thanks for your input


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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them
Location: Douglassville, Pa

Post Mon. Nov. 08, 2010 10:26 pm

The store in Drums is just south of you on 309.
Coal -- It's not a hobby, It's an addiction.

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Post Tue. Nov. 09, 2010 7:17 pm

I found Country fireplace in Dupont. That's where I plan on checking it out at. I would like to pickup the new stoker this weekend. If I can't get it at Country fireplace I will run down to Drums. What's the name of the place in Drums?

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them
Location: Douglassville, Pa

Post Tue. Nov. 09, 2010 9:14 pm

Coal -- It's not a hobby, It's an addiction.

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Post Sat. Feb. 26, 2011 10:25 am

Leisure Lines are terribly easy to maintain and figure out what is wrong if anything goes wrong.

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Post Sun. Feb. 27, 2011 6:19 pm

I think the EFM is the best stoker ever made. A real Swiss Watch of stokers, no doubt about it. :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Sun. Feb. 27, 2011 6:31 pm

tom69z wrote:I think the EFM is the best stoker ever made. A real Swiss Watch of stokers, no doubt about it. :D
Tom...it's been a year.....does this mean you are jumping in with both feet and will be installing an EFM??
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!

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Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Post Sun. Feb. 27, 2011 7:44 pm

tom69z wrote:I think the EFM is the best stoker ever made. A real Swiss Watch of stokers, no doubt about it. :D
They are not a stove(not to get technical about it :lol: ) but a great choice, then again, the power went out a week ago, and the axeman I could hand shake and keep it going, don't think that would of been possable with the EFM, don't let that stop you.


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Post Mon. Feb. 28, 2011 5:19 am

I shall install a freshly rebuilt Efm this summer as soon as I have the garage area modified and chimney installed. And its electrical power will be wired to the generator panel just like the oil furnace is, so when the power goes out the generator will keep it going.

yes, I've been known to procrastinate, this website educated me quite well on the various units out there. The Efm best fits my needs it would seem. :pepsi:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in himshould not perish, but have everlasting life - John 3:16

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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. Feb. 28, 2011 6:22 am

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
tom69z wrote:I think the EFM is the best stoker ever made. A real Swiss Watch of stokers, no doubt about it. :D
They are not a stove(not to get technical about it :lol: ) but a great choice, then again, the power went out a week ago, and the axeman I could hand shake and keep it going, don't think that would of been possable with the EFM, don't let that stop you.
If you have a good chimney, a periodic hand-cranking will keep an EFM burning for days...but why bother if you have a generator.

-Rob

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Post Mon. Feb. 28, 2011 2:06 pm

markviii wrote:
AA130FIREMAN wrote: They are not a stove(not to get technical about it :lol: ) but a great choice, then again, the power went out a week ago, and the axeman I could hand shake and keep it going, don't think that would of been possable with the EFM, don't let that stop you.
If you have a good chimney, a periodic hand-cranking will keep an EFM burning for days...but why bother if you have a generator.

-Rob
I DID NOT KNOW THAT :doh: :gee: How do you hand crank, off the motor ??? Guess I could rig up an old bicycle with a chain to the axeman, and get things crank'in , if I can only pedal fast enough :stretcher:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Feb. 28, 2011 3:03 pm

The end of the clutch driveshaft is square, and they provide a hand crank that fits it.
-Rob

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Ciscoborb
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Location: Greenwich NY

Post Mon. Mar. 14, 2011 2:15 pm

I have a Keystoker 90K that I bought brand new and installed in November, 2010, which I am very happy with. I am new to coal burning and don't have anything to compare with though.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Liesure Line Hearth

Post Tue. Mar. 15, 2011 2:03 pm

I have a Liesure Line Hearth model and it works perfectly. I really have no complaints. The only time the fire goes out is when I forget to put coal in it. I heat basically my whole house with it. My basement is 80 degrees and dry, the main floor is about a steady 70 all winter in Connecticut. The Coaltrol works great. It always maintains a steady temperature.

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Post Mon. Mar. 05, 2012 11:22 am

I will be building a farm house in Western Wisconsin. Finding anything having to do with coal is tough out here. I am looking at a US Stove Co stove for 1802G model that hooks into my (future) duct work.

I have 30 acres and most of it is wooded. I like the idea of being able to use wood since I have vast quantities of it but the pro's of coal seem to make it nearly impossible to leave out of consideration.

Anyone have some ideas on how to get good, clean coal out here. Pro's and con's of different models furnaces.

Anything info will help. I break ground in a few months.

Thanks,

Jeff


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