I Lit My First Coal Fire Last Night!

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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nuthcuntrynut
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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110
Location: Ft. Covington, NY

Post Sat. Sep. 14, 2013 4:42 pm

I am in love!
I'll post pix of the boiler install after I clean the area up a bit, allot of fittings, tools and scrap in the area, but I must say I do like burning coal, it starts easy, quiet and less mess than wood. Simply said the leisure line wl110 boiler is a pleasure to install and work around, extremely quiet and efficient. In fact my only complaint would be the rheostat for the power vent system is a little ify, seems to let the venter creep up or down at times. I have found a spot it is working ok now. I will continue to play with the idle timer, think I've got it set to 8 minutes off, 2.5 minutes on, com. fan at5 oclock, stoker 3 oclock. any advice would be appreciated. ive also set the combustion blower damper about 3/4 open, maintains about -.075 " wc draft over fire

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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Sat. Sep. 14, 2013 8:14 pm

My friend has a wl110 and loves it. I know what you mean about wood. Don't even want to bother with lighting a fireplace knowing I have a coal stove in the basement. Hope you have a good heating season. Matt

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Sat. Sep. 14, 2013 8:58 pm

"Told Ya So"! The leisure line wl110 is the exact machine I wish I had! :clap:
Post up some pics of the set up... we don't care about your messes and laundry toothy

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Wiz
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(
Location: Tannersville Pa

Post Sat. Sep. 14, 2013 9:04 pm

Another coal junkie is born :P Post pics...
Randy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110
Location: Ft. Covington, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 12:05 am

da boiler
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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110
Location: Ft. Covington, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 12:06 am

da bin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110
Location: Ft. Covington, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 12:12 am

da loop, mind the temp power, had to keep the house warm last night
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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110
Location: Ft. Covington, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 12:15 am

dcrane wrote:"Told Ya So"! The leisure line wl110 is the exact machine I wish I had! :clap:
Post up some pics of the set up... we don't care about your messes and laundry toothy
I'm no photographer, but do you approve of my coal *censored*? :whistle:

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 7:39 am

coal *censored*!!

Lookin' Good....welcome to the dark fuel!!
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 8:11 am

I told myself, Im not firing this hog up until she gets good and chilly out. So I bought some charcoal for a quick fire to take chill out, :shifty: I may have snuck a 5 gal pale on :oops: . Oh well saves on the dehumidifier. I can control my main floor temps beautiful even in high 60's to low 70's.
Anthony

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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110
Location: Ft. Covington, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 8:38 am

i had to turn temp down, dump zone was tripping, I need to get busy on that domestic water coil, and tie in a dedicated power circuit to the boiler and vent. Bet the coal usage will triple after dhw is up and operating, but for now it cycles a few times a night as zones come on, but idles all day. Temp plummets when a zone comes on, I may need a buffer tank, drops 30 degrees in less than a minute . takes about twenty minutes to recover or more.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(
Location: Tannersville Pa

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 8:40 am

Nice clean setup, now all you need is a coal vac system or auger to fill hopper
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 8:43 am

nuthcuntrynut wrote:... Temp plummets when a zone comes on, I may need a buffer tank, drops 30 degrees in less than a minute . takes about twenty minutes to recover or more.
What is the water capacity of the WL 110?

PS: I think the water capacity of my AHS S130 is 27 gallons, and I consider that marginal. At one time or another I have considered getting a "reverse indirect" hot water tank, as that would both suffice as a buffer tank and a DHW tank, serving dual purpose.

http://www.thermo2000.com/content/en-US/s2_produi ... mizer.aspx

http://www.jupiterheating.com/ergomax-indirect-wa ... eater.html

http://www.ergomax.com/New-Tanks.htm

The smallest of these (from either manufacturer) are 23 gallons in capacity, and looping the boiler to one of these would (in my case) make for 50 gallons of capacity.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 9:13 am

As far as buffer tanks go...the fellars that burn the wood gasifier boilers built their own buffer tanks for small $$$$. ;)
It is not an option...their fires are of short duration and very intense...they need storage.
Now gasifiers are not pressureized...but that can still work for us by using a heat exchanger.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22
Location: Chester, NY

Post Sun. Sep. 15, 2013 9:19 am

I feel ashamed that I wimped out and lit up. I had to refer to my LL AnthraLing AK110 (hot air) lighting instructions. Put in coal, light mouse, set time/temp on coaltrol --- yawn --- now where is my coffee. Whoops, I just remembered that I left the ash pan upside down...... Well it's fool proof but not idiot proof :oops: :oops:
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