New to Coal Heating

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: Mon. Jul. 14, 2008 8:20 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing

Post Mon. Jul. 14, 2008 8:51 pm

Hello all,
just joined your forum.just bought house with alaska channing as primary heat source.SSpower vent out sidewall.Two fan speed controllers-1 for exhaust 1-for blower also sep controller for auger and combustion fan. I am a virgin at coal heat.I am excited to learn more,and the questions will begin now.local dealers near baldwinsville,ny? igniting coal? are the controls adequate? can I heat during the fall spring almost cold season with my setup.Thanks for any input.

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Joined: Sun. May. 18, 2008 2:53 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160k
Location: NY./PA.border I 81

Post Mon. Jul. 14, 2008 10:12 pm

hi russ,as for starting fire there are many ways.starter mouse available on ebay but not required matchlight charcoal brokek into small pieces wrapp in newspaper.stick paper into a small pile of coal on stoker unit,i start with 1 pound coffee can full on stoker, light paper when fire starts burning well turn on stoker.then sit back and enjoy the heat.heating your home will depend on space you should have sufficient heat with your unit for 1500 sq.ft.+ or - lots of info here keep reading.

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