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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Re: coal fired hot water heater

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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Stove/Furnace Model: unkn

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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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in 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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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"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / 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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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in 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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Re: coal fired hot water heater

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

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