Who's Burning Coal Straight Through the Summer for DHW?

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: Leisure Line WL110
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Post Fri. Apr. 25, 2014 7:30 pm

blrman07 wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:I burn year round mostly. I just leave all settings the same. My biggest problem is in the summer is to remember the ashes or to fill it.
That's not a problem. If you forget either one it just goes out. It's not like you have to be concerned about the house freezing up!!
But if you can remember it in the winter, why not the summer also?

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In the winter I make myself do it everyday when I leave for work. The summer its on about a 3 day cycle the problem for me is was monday day one or tuesday.? Oh I think it was Tuesday nope it was Saturday. It can be traced back to Lazy. :)

You know when people say it was "better back in my day"?

They were right.

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Post Fri. Apr. 25, 2014 7:53 pm

Same with me. I have found it easier to top off my drum with coal every time I change the ash tub...I know how much the coal can go down before the ash tub is full, so it makes it easy to judge every time I make a trip to the beer fridge. :)

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