Advice on a coal stoker

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lab rat
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Post By: lab rat » Mon. Sep. 25, 2017 5:04 pm

I have been searching for a stoker to heat my house and shop. I live in Montana and have been heating with lump coal from Decker Mt. My current set up is a 300,000 BTU Wood coal outside heater that holds 300 gallons of water. I usually heat it to 170-175 degrees in the winter to heat a 4000 sq. ft. home. I have the heater in the shop with only the feed door outside so I keep the smoke out. I use a Magic heat on the chimney to heat my shop. It stays about 65 even on the coldest days. I have been getting lump coal from Decker. I use some wood but time is hard to come by for cutting wood. I need to get a stoker and my current stove just doesn't cut it anymore.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a stoker that will heat water that would compare to my wood/coal setup? Thanks in advance!!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Post By: McGiever » Mon. Sep. 25, 2017 5:38 pm

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Post By: unhippy » Sun. Oct. 01, 2017 5:04 am

I'm running a European stoker (Mfg in poland) running on sub-Bit under a boiler that i built.....it works awesomely....KOTLY.COM has a heap of underfeed bit stoker boilers of all sizes if you can't find anything made in america.

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Post By: CapeCoaler » Mon. Oct. 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Check here for new stoker...
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