Stoker or Hand Fed, which do you use?

Hand-Fed or Stoker?

Hand -Fed
110
54%
Stoker
86
42%
Both
8
4%
 
Total votes : 204

Re: Stoker or Hand Fed, which do you use?

PostBy: Linc On: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:27 pm

Last winter was hand feed. This coming heating season will be with a stoker. :D At least once I finish the rebuild and installation. :oops:
Linc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Stoker or Hand Fed, which do you use?

PostBy: EasySteaminBT On: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:54 pm

you forgot to include none. At least most of you are burning coal. I burn Natural ass...I mean gas :bag: . But as far as my avatar, that was hand firing, done by me of couse :D
EasySteaminBT
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Move the hell over gas boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260M

Re: Stoker or Hand Fed, which do you use?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:00 pm

EasySteaminBT wrote:you forgot to include none. At least most of you are burning coal. I burn Natural ass...I mean gas :bag: . But as far as my avatar, that was hand firing, done by me of couse :D



So...What brings you to this neck of the woods EasySteam? :confused:


Edit: Just read your other posts...I get it now. Welcome & hope you find what you are looking for.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000


Re: Stoker or Hand Fed, which do you use?

PostBy: EasySteaminBT On: Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:56 pm

:rofl: Thanks Devil. That is why there is a frown after gas boiler :P . I hope I find what I am looking for as well. We shall see though. I called just about all the manufacturers, but they all are backed up. At least I am more knowlegable on the matter, all of the boiler manufacturers were friendly and very helpful. I find the exact same to be true with this board and apreciate everyones help :up: . I have one chance I hope on a stoker boiler and am praying it happens. I'm glad to be a member of this board.
EasySteaminBT
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Move the hell over gas boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260M

Re: Stoker or Hand Fed, which do you use?

PostBy: Horace On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:25 pm

Stoker, and at this point I wouldn't change it. Single dad, three daughters aged 6 and 4 and 4 (twins). I have enough to do during my days. Adding coal to the hopper and removing ash is about as much as I can take right now. Love the heat, though, and can't beat the price. Heated half the house with electric baseboard - no coal at all - one year after a CO scare (long story) and I estimated that it cost nearly $1,200 just for the heat. This was six years ago when electric was still relatively cheap. House never really seemed warm with electric, and the floors were always cold since the basement was unheated. Found the problem that caused the CO flood in the house (fireman stated that the CO reader went off the chart as soon as they stepped in the house; the were getting readings from the front lawn - lucky lucky lucky) and have run it ever since.

Just found this site and signed up. Found some very good advice and tips and stories. Glad that I am here!
Horace
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman ST8-VF8 / Frankenstove