Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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- Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
- Stove/Furnace Model: 520
- Location: western ny
I saw these things in Home Depot, they are a copper coupler that locks in place like the fuel lines on a fuel-injected car. I'm not sure if I want to spend $5 on a fitting but sometimes I get in a rush or have to go somewhere before all the water is out of a pipe that needs to be soldered, and in those instances they would be easier. They say that it will work on wet or dirty pipes but I'm a skeptic.
I have used them myself and sell a bunch of them in the hardware store where I work. They are great in tight spots where you might not want to put a torch to. Watts also makes a plastic version that work great, you can use them on CPVC, copper or PEX.
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- Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
- Coal Size/Type: Pea
- Location: Guilford, Connecticut
We use a lot of that stuff at the plant and also a RIDGID Pro-Press system for copper plumbing. The stuff is pricey and easy, however I prefer to have threads and sweatted copper in my home.