Short Bus wrote:I'm not completely sure but a off the shelf furnace or stoker stove for Bit coal are not readily available, check with Peasefeedandcoal.com, Wyoming, I think, or Coalandheat.com, Alaska. I don't think either has a stoker stove for Bit
EFM did some nice test with Bit coal, worked good, I don't think he sells a stoker stove, although he has an stoker furnace.
Liesure line has a dealer in Wyoming, email@example.com those units probalby get Bit run through them.
I'd like to try some in a Keystoker, I think it would work.
Again not sure but most Bit is sold in the 7/8" up to 1 1/2" size, and these stoker stoves like Pea and Barley sizes, maybe there is a Bit dealer with smaller sizes down there.
I'm sort of out of the loop, being in Alaska, getting tempted to buy a used stoker stove to experiment with, I think it will need to come from anthricite country.
Please Forum members prove me wrong.
coal berner wrote:http://www.iclassifieds.com/forsale/hom ... eater.html
coal berner wrote:http://www.detroitstoker.com/downloads/ ... re/ABB.pdf
coal berner wrote:http://www.willburt.com/cm/productCoalStokers.asp
coal berner wrote:http://www.ironfireman.com/
coal berner wrote:http://www.peasefeedandcoal.com/Stokermatic.html
coal berner wrote:http://www.newhorizoncorp.com/ekocoal.php
coal berner wrote:http://firstechservices.com/boilers.htm BIG Ones
Berlin wrote:Bit coal works just fine in the home, and in a stoker performs no differently than anthracite in regards to ash/dust/mess. In fact good eastern bituminous coal can have higher btu's and less ash than most anthracite. One of the main reasons that you see anthracite stoves still in production and the market doing fairly well for home heating is simply because anthracite is only competative in home heating. The bit coal mining companies don't like to waste their time and money producing nice, uniform sizes of coal that are only good for home heating - the market is just too small for the trouble. A large part of the trouble in finding good bit stokers is the difficulty in finding properly sized bit coal with the performance requirements that home heating requires. (low ash, low coke buton, high fsi, minimum of fines etc. ) It can be done, but go to any anthracite supplier and you'll find a range of properly sized anthracite and precisely because they sell it for the purpose of home heating, you know it will roughly be of the quality necessary to burn decently well in your appliance; it's not like going to many bituminous suppliers that are loading unit trains and dozens of trucks an hour and picking up a few tons they set aside for the locals that heat with it - the exact specs of the coal? sometimes its anyone's guess how well it will work, it will burn, but for home heating how well?? The reason for the lack of bituminous specific appliances for the home is mostly due to the difficulty in finding a fuel supplier that has everything you need.
Berlin wrote: The reason for the lack of bituminous specific appliances for the home is mostly due to the difficulty in finding a fuel supplier that has everything you need.