coal fired hot water heater

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: windrider313 On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Yes, like this one. I have one that I would like to sell.
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PostBy: hcely1 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:17 am

I have listed a small one on Ebay: Antique stoves. Used in a home built in 1865.
Took it with me when sold house. Used as heater in my work shop years ago.
Never had crank/grate stroker but managed.
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:16 pm

I am currently using a bucket a day water heater. I fire it about every other day. I have it hooked to a water tank and utilize thermosyphon to move the water. I am satisfied with it and plan on tyeing it into the oil fired boiler to heat my entire system.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D being parted out and repurposed. Thanks StokerDon for the inspiration!!!
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:45 pm

blrman07 wrote:I am currently using a bucket a day water heater. I fire it about every other day. I have it hooked to a water tank and utilize thermosyphon to move the water. I am satisfied with it and plan on tyeing it into the oil fired boiler to heat my entire system.



When you say "fire it every other day" do you mean only start fire every other day and leave it go out till 2nd day and then repeat? Or is it constantly firing and a bucket of coal is added about every other day?
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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

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:45 pm

Very interesting.

I guess each WH size is is different, but I just want to know how big of a bucket?

I have one gallon size buckets and 6 gallon size buckets 8-)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:52 pm

I completed the plumbing tieing it into the oil boiler and I am heating my whole house and all our DHW utilizing a plate type heat exchanger. I am using about 10-15 pounds a day of virtually any size above buckwheat that I can get through the loading hatch.

Very satisfied with it. Got it from Marks Supply Shenandoah Pa.

Rev. Larry
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Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D being parted out and repurposed. Thanks StokerDon for the inspiration!!!
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: Derrell On: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:22 pm

Pretty sure that this is the item that you were looking for. Just discovered your site today.

Someone is looking at the unit tomorrow morning, if they don't take it then I will leave the site on Craigs list up.

http://nh.craigslist.org/for/4669059927.html

Derrell..................
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Other Heating: Werner #25A Water Heater

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: Derrell On: Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:18 am

Sold the Werner 25a unit this morning.
Am removing the Craigs List site.
Here is a pic of the unit. Is about 28" high if I remember correctly.
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PostBy: emailsynn On: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:11 pm

I have a unit similar to some of these. I'm in Illinois, my Great Grandfather worked for the Railroad, I read somewhere that these were used on the RR and then conditioned for homes. Any info on these? Anyone interested in buying it? I found a couple of things online, but nothing quite like mine. It's in very good condition too, real clean. Glad I found your page, this is the first hope I've found to get some answers. Thank you!
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: Derrell On: Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:07 am

To be honest, I hadn't heard about these units other than mine, until just lately. It was referred to as a brooder stove, so I figured that it had warmed a Chicken House.
The fellow that I sold it to, said that he had been looking down in Pa., and was happy that he saw the unit that I had as he didn't have to have it shipped.
Said that he was going to tie it into his home heating system, it would be good in the spring and fall instead of firing up the furnace.
The best that I can say is to post it on Craigs List and see what happens.
Good Luck.
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Other Heating: Werner #25A Water Heater

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: pegleg1230 On: Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:11 pm

If anybody is interested, I have a coal fired hot water heater that was sold by Montgomery Ward model ABF #8038 that looks to had little or no use, the bottom is in excellent condition--no rust ,complete . I purchased the heater some forty years ago with the intent to use in a primative cabin,now 65 years old and need to sell to somebody who will appreciate it. Located in southeastern Ohio .Thanks
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PostBy: scalabro On: Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:27 pm

pegleg1230 wrote:If anybody is interested, I have a coal fired hot water heater that was sold by Montgomery Ward model ABF #8038 that looks to had little or no use, the bottom is in excellent condition--no rust ,complete . I purchased the heater some forty years ago with the intent to use in a primative cabin,now 65 years old and need to sell to somebody who will appreciate it. Located in southeastern Ohio .Thanks


You would think pics & a price would be a good idea, no?
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Baseburners & Antiques: 2 Crawford 40's, PP Stewart No. 14, Abendroth Bros "Record 40"
Coal Size/Type: Stove / Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.

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PostBy: pegleg1230 On: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:42 pm

$1500 OBO
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: joeq On: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:31 am

I'm curious, how much coal will these heaters hold, and how long will they run between tending?
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Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:23 am

Contact Marks Supply in Shenandoah Pa. He sells these new for about $595 ready to go. I have one that I got for less than that piped to my my oil boiler and it heats our hot water via a plate heat exchanger. I put in isolation valves so I can heat the house or the DHW or both at the same time.

I use about a hod of coal a day, hence the name Bucket a Day (BAD). The guy that sells these at Marks Supply modified his by putting a larger barrel on his and heats his house all winter with the little guy. Kinda like a chubby with a cast water dome on top of it. We nicknamed ours R-2 since he kinda looks like a small version of R2D2. :lol:

I heat all our DHW and the house in the shoulder months with it. That's when it's too warm to run the stove but you want a little heat. If I am heating the house via the BAD I burn it a bit hotter and I might use 2 hods a day.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: C&D being parted out and repurposed. Thanks StokerDon for the inspiration!!!
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: 1905 March Brownback Double Heater at the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

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