Burning Buckwheat ???

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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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure line Coal Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer rear vent
Location: Middletown N.Y.

Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 8:12 pm

Can I Burn Buckwheat in my leisure line Pioneer stove without affecting the feed mechanism.

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Post Wed. Oct. 22, 2008 8:20 pm

We only recommend rice. If you run low you can mix about a 30% buck with rice.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY

Post Fri. Oct. 24, 2008 1:34 pm

Most, if not all stokers recommend RICE.

With buckwheat, you will have extra air flow thru the coal and it could back burn up the plate into the hopper....possibly. :(
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

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