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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- Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
- Coal Size/Type: Rice
- Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
- Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy
- Location: Quakertown PA
What is the minimum auger length? I've got 82" between the edge of the boiler, and the basement wall. The two augers put together will not fit, so I will be shortening the outer auger. I plan on building a coal room, but it looks like that effort is going to be complicated by the length of the augers.
- Rob R.
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- Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
- Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
- Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
- Location: Chazy, NY
Some guys run just the "burner auger", but in that case you need to be careful not to get fumes in the drum/bin. 1.5-2 feet past the coupler should be plenty if you can accommodate that length.