How Small can you go? Custom Build?

How Small can you go? Custom Build?

PostBy: MiscCheetah On: Thu May 06, 2010 4:52 pm

Question for the masses: How small can you go on a coal stoker?

There are certain facts that are undeniable:

1) If a smaller stoker were to be built it would not be less expencive

2) A very small stoker would also have a very small hopper

In my case I have a very narrow porch that I am hoping to make a 4 seasons porch, however airflow pushes hard out of the porch year round. I am wondering if there is such a thing as a "tiny" coal stoker. Something with maybe 30K input.. a simple room heater. My porch is only about 4 feet wide but it is about 25 feet long. I can heat it if I put three electric heaters out there, but then my electric company likes me.. Going by the book even the Econo can't fit there. It may be only two inches but the Inspector in my town is really picky.. There are "shelves" under the windows that would compromise the clearances. Is there a chance Leasure Line could build a "Tiny" Stoker? a little itty bitty job designed to heat one room? I realize it would be very pricey for it's size, but it would fill my needs! I could power vent it and not have to keep heating with Electricity! I found a few pellet stoves that would fit, but I would rather have coal. That way I don't have to keep two fuel sources on hand!

Any Thoughts? I would like any input..
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Re: How Small can you go? Custom Build?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 06, 2010 7:11 pm

Great topic. I currently have a DVC-500 and it does a great job of heating the entire lower level of my house at its lowest burn level. I could use an even smaller stoker for our 3-season room, which is 15' x 24' . Something about half the size of the DVC-500 would be great. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: How Small can you go? Custom Build?

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No more hopper fan . These work great in a small area but have enough for a medium size area ,the Coal-Trol complements this stove very nicely . Dave
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Re: How Small can you go? Custom Build?

PostBy: Patch On: Sun May 09, 2010 6:48 am

Very interesting! I live in a 1000 sq ft house where space is tight. A small stoker is just what I'm looking for. What are the minimum clearances? The fabricated legs are nice, but how do you move the stove with a hand truck? Would prefer the legs be bolt-on with a flush bottom for easy installation.

john
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Re: How Small can you go? Custom Build?

PostBy: tsb On: Sun May 09, 2010 6:57 am

John,

I've seen this stove in person. With the stoker out, two
guys could carry it with ease. The coal trol would work very
well for your square footage. The back clearance is
2 inches and the side is 18 inches.

Tom
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Re: How Small can you go? Custom Build?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun May 09, 2010 4:39 pm

I can carry one myself with just a shell . Clearances are still 18" to the sides . It still sits on most lift trucks some you may have to put a piece of plywood or something to widen it slightly . Besides how often do you move it ?
Thanks ,Dave


tsb wrote:John,

I've seen this stove in person. With the stoker out, two
guys could carry it with ease. The coal trol would work very
well for your square footage. The back clearance is
2 inches and the side is 18 inches.

Tom
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: How Small can you go? Custom Build?

PostBy: StanT On: Sat May 29, 2010 9:38 pm

If clearance is the problem you can install a sheet metal plate with standoffs. This allows air flow between the wall and the stove. I cannot recall what the right name for it is but it works well. Think of it as a metal wall between the stove and the walls, with a clearance of 1 to 2 inches between the wall and the metal. It can be painted with a hi temp paint and looks nice. Ask your code man, He should know.
Good Luck, Stan
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