Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 1-14-10 7PM EST

Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 1-14-10 7PM EST

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:40 pm

Coalcast episode 11: "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired"
Date/Time: Thursday, January 14th 7PM EST

And in this corner weighing in at..... Ding, ding, ding.. :box:

This should be a fun and informative topic for those looking to purchase a new coal burning appliance and are on the fence choosing between a hand fired coal stove or stoker. We're looking for guests for this one so please PM me if you're interested especially if you own both.

Thanks.

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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 01-14-10, 7PM EST

PostBy: HanSoSlow On: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:08 am

This will be great reading materials as I am just starting to look, so please post away so that I can make an informed decision. A buddy has a pellet fed system (stoker I think you call that) and he said it was messy (lots of ash and dust) and would not put one in a living space like I'm thinking about doing.

Please help this rookie make a good decision.
HanSoSlow
 

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 01-14-10, 7PM EST

PostBy: sootman On: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:17 pm

I've got a Harmon Mag in the garage and a EFM 520 highboy in the house, if I had a rec room where we sat in the evening it would be hand fired because like most Pyros I like to play with the fire :oops: but if you have a life and you need the heat you need a stoker.

Glenn
sootman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 efm 520 high boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman mag


Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 01-14-10, 7PM EST

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:33 am

Hmmmmm, maybe a topic for another Coalcast, but I would suggest also discussing "Furnaces/Boilers vs. Stoves/Inserts".
So many people want to heat their entire house with a stove, and want/expect even temps in all rooms :crazy: :wacko: :notsure:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 01-14-10, 7PM EST

PostBy: sootman On: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:22 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Hmmmmm, maybe a topic for another Coalcast, but I would suggest also discussing "Furnaces/Boilers vs. Stoves/Inserts".
So many people want to heat their entire house with a stove, and want/expect even temps in all rooms :crazy: :wacko: :notsure:



What gives me that is a 520 and radiant on the first floor, nice an comfy everywhere :yes:

Glenn
sootman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 efm 520 high boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman mag

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 01-14-10, 7PM EST

PostBy: Rice Burner On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:33 am

I had an old wood/chunk coal burning stove years ago. Now I run a dvc-500 and I can tell you I would not trade it for anything. Aside from the occasional good cleaning just load the hopper, dump the ash once a day and forget about it. Set the automatic thermostat and enjoy the warmth.
Rice Burner
 
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: dvc-500

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" 01-14-10, 7PM EST

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Server is up and running if you want to listen to some music by <removed link>.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:54 pm

If you guys have any questions make sure to post them here. We'll be covering stokers vs handfired and also general handfired usage info.
pvolcko
 

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:59 pm

Going live shortly
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:02 pm

One minute warning!
pvolcko
 

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: cntbill On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:27 pm

This is my first year with coal, and to see if I would like burning coal I picked up a Vermont Castings Vigilant with the coal kit. And yes it is nice just to look at while it is burning, just sitting there giving heat. The one thing I do like about it, is that I can burn pea or nut coal and these sizes can be found on places like Craigslist for free or very cheap... I have not noticed people listing rice coal free or cheap.

But to be honest still in the testing stages and torn between the hand fire and stoker....
Last edited by cntbill on Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
cntbill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A70/A90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Aarrow Astra
Coal Size/Type: Rice to Stove

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:35 pm

Sound died guys. Maybe the link is broken on your end?
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:37 pm

We had technical problem, it's still going. Click link again
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:39 pm

still dead
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air

Re: Coalcast Ep11 "Stoker Vs. Hand Fired" Today! 7PM EST

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:40 pm

As I finished typing the last one I heard someone cough...then dead air
wlape3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 auger, forced hot air