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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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bustedwing
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: LL Pioneer
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Hot air oil
Stove/Furnace Make: LeisureLine
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer
Location: south central pa

Post Wed. Jul. 02, 2008 2:20 am

After watching the video and reading the brochure my deduction is that an 8 round inch hole thru t111 siding is all the clearance I need for the powerventer with insulation pulled back?LL pioneer,will also be sitting on concrete floor,needs nothing else under the stove?Doing the wall in the morning.Help! RichB

Jerry & Karen
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Location: Berwick, pa
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Post Wed. Jul. 02, 2008 8:50 pm

Hi Rich,
Your good to go. 8" hole, that's fine. The floor is good also. Good luck and it's great to see your getting a jump on it. Don't wait to long to order your coal.
Jerry


bustedwing
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Posts: 140
Joined: Sun. May. 11, 2008 1:48 pm
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: LL Pioneer
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Hot air oil
Stove/Furnace Make: LeisureLine
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer
Location: south central pa

Post Thu. Jul. 03, 2008 2:10 am

Thanks for the reply,just dotting the i's and crossing the t's,if I can get 5 tons locally(McConnellsburg,Pa) now that will work but I don't think it's available here this time of year,that leaves 20 tons delivered from Tamaqua region,not quite that full in the pockets.Any suggestions? RichB

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LsFarm
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Sat. Jul. 05, 2008 9:20 am

Hi bustedwing,, read up on the many 'quality of coal' threads.. there are several highly recommended suppliers, breakers,, and also several to stay away from..

When I visited Jerry's shop a few years ago, he showed me some of the 'not so good' coal, it had about 10-15% unburnt in the ash pan.. Jerry had experimented with sorting out the 'unburnt' coal, and putting it back on the grate to 'reburn',, which it didn't... The unburnt 'coal' was either shale, or old refuse coal that had sat in the sun and rain in culm piles for decades... and the stuff just won't burn...

Buy from a known good breaker and preferably a deep-mine source.. it generally is the best with the least unburnt coal in the ash.

hope this helps.. Greg L
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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