Automatic Ignition on Stokers

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.

How does a automatic ignition coal stoker sound?

Yes
112
85%
No
20
15%
 
Total votes: 132

AL-53
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Post Sun. Nov. 05, 2006 5:26 pm

Yes...the iginitor will be a great selling tool to those who just want to set to ignite and go about thier buiness and have a warm house.....TO me it is great Idea...it will be a nice feature for the new stove buyers...

I know I struggled at first to light my stove....going by stove Mfg. instructions....then I got stove mice..that made it easier....then I came upwith a system with out useing mice and worked fast...

So it took me awhile to learn..now the ignitor will take all that out of the picture for a new owner and make it enjoyable to lite...

I can see a feature using a timer to ignite when your coming home...if you use a combo to heat the house..say oil and coal...a very nice feature...

When you tell a customer the stove is self igniting...thats a great feature...and a fantastic selling point..because as we all know..coal liteing as a begginer is fustrating..lol...I see a market for it...and a good seller also...

for me..I have burnt for 22 years... wood and coal ..and it is fun to beat the odds of getting the black diamonds to catch...if you know what I mean..lol....like a sport...

It is still a interesting concept to me..never know...I may give in some day to get in the hi tech world..lol

Al


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Post Mon. Apr. 09, 2007 1:11 pm

Leisure Line wrote:Al,
When the pellet stove companies can come into the backyard of the coal mines and sell stoves at a much higher cost and less BTU's of a coal stove, then it's time that the coal stove people take a good hard look at their product.


Pellet stoves are making in-roads into areas that were previously "coal only" because pellet stoves are, in general, nicer looking than are coal stoves......when "furniture quality" coal stoves become available from most manufacturers, our wives will let us bring them into the livingroom.........

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Post Mon. Apr. 09, 2007 1:40 pm

jjbaer wrote:when "furniture quality" coal stoves become available from most manufacturers, our wives will let us bring them into the livingroom.........


I'll take practical over cosmetic everytime, if I was married so would my wife.. otherwise we wouldn't be married. :wink:
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Post Mon. Apr. 09, 2007 1:49 pm

Richard S. wrote:
jjbaer wrote:when "furniture quality" coal stoves become available from most manufacturers, our wives will let us bring them into the livingroom.........


I'll take practical over cosmetic everytime, if I was married so would my wife.. otherwise we wouldn't be married. :wink:


Hi Admin,

I think this is a bad excuse for not making furniture quality coal stoves.....what you're insinuating is that since most coal stoves aren't furniture quality, that you'll take "practical" over "cosmetic"....so would I IF you can't have both but I think it just a matter of time before they vastly improve the looks of these stoves.....coal stove manufacturers need to "sex-up" the looks of their stoves....just like wood and gas burning stove manufacturers have done......then they'll sell more........that's all I'm saying....and many times people decide they want a coal stove AFTER they get married at which point there are two opinions to take into consideration when buying a stove.....

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Post Mon. Apr. 09, 2007 1:51 pm

Actually that's exactly what I meant, furniture quality would unecessarily add to the cost. I'm not one for fancy stuff, just more nooks and crannies to keep clean. A solid piece of flat metal works fine for me, maybe some stainless accents. :)
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Post Mon. Apr. 09, 2007 1:59 pm

Richard S. wrote:Actually that's exactly what I meant, furniture quality would unecessarily add to the cost. I'm not one for fancy stuff, just more nooks and crannies to keep clean. A solid piece of flat metal works fine for me, maybe some stainless accents. :)


I hear you but when there's another opinion to consider (our wives) then the prettier it looks the easier it is for the guys to get that new "toy" because then, instead of the guy saying "gee, I want a new coal stove" they become "self-selling" and you'll hear from the better-half "gee, wouldn't that be nice to have one of those beautiful looking coal stoves in our livingroom"..........believe me, when stove looks improve dramatically, the sales will go through the roof......

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Post Mon. Apr. 09, 2007 5:06 pm

I see no need for the ignitor, I have developed a light off procedure that my wife can follow with ease. Like to keep things simple as has already been said. Another couple of hundred bucks wouldnt be to my liking.

I use a coffee can, crushed paper on the bottom, charcoal and coal on the top. In just a few minutes its glowing red and the coal is lit. Works like the barbeque chimneys for lighting charcoal.

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Post Sun. May. 20, 2007 7:44 pm

Leisure Line wrote:How does a automatic ignition coal stoker sound ? Would you buy it if it was under $225.00 (leisure line stoves). Imagine coming home from work, hitting a button on the thermostat, setting down to eat, watching the news, taking a shower and your stove is purring like a kitten without you ever going to look at it. This is the future in burning coal, and the future is almost here !!!!!!!!
Need your input and opinions.
Jerry

Jerry, this feature I believe is what will allow coal stoves to be purchased by current owners of wood pellet stoves; fed up with rising prices and availability problems. The ease of use will allow acceptance from dealers presently selling wood pellet stoves. Wood pellet stoves did not always have the ignitor feature and in the beginning they were manual. Mine does not have one.
There is actually a wood pellet stove, that you can start by calling with a telephone. Are you going to offer that feature next?
Paul.


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Post Wed. Jun. 13, 2007 12:58 pm

Electrically-controlled propane (from the small bottles they sell at Kmart)? I wouldn't want a propane tank outside to plumb and get refilled...

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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 6:38 pm

Yes I Definitely would purchase that option !

Will

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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 8:34 pm

Another third party Gadget that already has questions in this thread about it that cant be answered YET.

Naw not ready to jump on this bandwagon yet either . Got no use fer such an item lit my stoker twice all season with a lil'brown bag from the local hardware store took 8 mins I can live with that and use the $200 fer coal
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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 11:03 pm

i lite the stove in the begining of october , once when I had to shut it down because the screws on the stoker motor all came loose. once when we lost power for a day. so far 3 times this year. one was not nessesary. takes me 5 minutes , some charcoal , little lighter fluid and some coal on top. maybe for some people it would be a great option , just push button and it's going.
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Post Sat. Feb. 09, 2008 11:10 pm

If ya cant lite your own Stoker maybe it's a sign from God to leave it the frick alone .

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Post Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 11:20 am

coalstoves wrote:If ya cant lite your own Stoker maybe it's a sign from God to leave it the frick alone .


:lol: :lol: Yeah but our society is all about looking for the easy button in life. ;)
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Post Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 12:48 pm

It could come in handy in the fall and spring. Instead of firing up the oil furnace on those cool nights, just press the ignite button.

One unknown is: I have heard no mention of the thermostat being able to turn the stove ON/OFF. My stove is in the basement. If I had to go down to turn it on, I might as well throw in a bag of mashed charcoal or a mouse. If my wife could Press On or Press Off, at the thermostat, and the coal burner would come to life or shut down, it might be worth it.


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