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..