Video Coal Fired Boilers Detroit School

General topics about using bituminous coal for residential and commercial heating. Pros, cons, and where to get it.
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Post Sat. Nov. 21, 2009 10:16 pm
"As recently as 2002, a number of Detroit Public Schools were still heated with coal. Plant in video features a Copes feedwater regulator, duplex pumps and an underfeed Detroit Stoker".

The beginning of the video shows lots of smoke but it must have been from a freshly lit boiler because I know of a number of schools, churches, etc. that used coal and never saw that much smoke.

I especially like and agree with the comment "acidorian" wrote about the video which I pasted here...."that's how all schools should be heated; they're big/old/leaky buildings that cost a lot to heat, they cost significantly less to heat with coal. additonally it's an all-american fuel sourced right here in the USA by american workers. BTW, the thick smoke at the begenning of the video was during stoker startup/shutdown. while running it produces almost no visable smoke."
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Post Sun. Nov. 22, 2009 12:16 am

Very lucky kids... a warm radiator where they can put their mittens to dry and a great, scary place to make up stories about.... the Boiler Room!
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Post Sun. Nov. 22, 2009 9:34 am

Saw this one too:
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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