Hot Air Stoker Suggestions for Old 2 Story Brick and Stone House

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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randaii45
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Post Sat. Sep. 09, 2006 6:19 pm

I would like some advise/suggestions from you good folks about what type of coal stoker to install in my home. I live in a "OLD" 2 story brick and stone house from the 1780's or there about. It has a oil fired hot air furnace in it now and I would like to keep this as a back-up for the trips out of town in the winter. The furnace is located in a dirt floor basement, which so far in 3 years has never had any standing water in it.

Sorry if I am long winded but I am new to this stuff, grew up on the beach down south were it never really got too cold. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

George-NJ
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Post Sun. Sep. 10, 2006 8:09 am

Suggestion... move very fast, or you'll be burning oil again this winter. Everybody and their brother will be thinking like you in a couple of weeks, if they aren't already. Don't be the one they tell "sorry all sold out, but will have one for you in June"... Read some of the old posts from last year, people couldn't find one when they wanted one.


randaii45
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Post Sun. Sep. 10, 2006 8:54 am

Thanks for the response, I have pretty much resigned myself that there will be 1 more year on oil, with the age of the house I wnat to do the research and make sure it is done right and not rushed just to save money.....THANKS :)

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Sun. Sep. 10, 2006 11:07 am

Consider a stoker boiler with a hot water to air coil in your duct work. It works great, is very efficient and can also be used to produce your domestic hot water. If you read through the posts in this forum, you will see alot of interest in some how installing water coils in stoker stoves to produce hot water, in effect, simulating a boiler. The fact is that burning coal to heat your entire home and not just a room or two is much better accomplished with a boiler than a stove or even a coal hot air furnace. You are right to take the time to do the research and not rush into a decision. Just be sure to consider all the available optins.

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