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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LsFarm wrote:I'd put in two boilers, run one when the heat load is light, in fall and spring, then fire them both up in the colder months..
You'll have a backup if one needs repairs, and you can find two smaller boilers for less money than a big monster boiler.
I'd go with two Axeman Anderson 260's or maybe an EFM for the lighter loads, then use an AA 260 for running hard through the winter. AA's like to work, EFM's will idle down nicely and not mind running with a very small load.
Pushing my "Like" button on this advice
or there is a guy I know with a reasonably priced 1M BTU in IronFirman system - it needs a new home LOL
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!