# After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

stoker-man wrote:I don't know if you're asking me, but here are some pictures of my wagon. I used all scrap steel from other projects. The frame is 2 x 4 sq. tubing from shelving. The pneumatic wheels are rated for 800#. The center of gravity is a little forward, but the air space afforded by the bucket balances a full load perfectly. It's a prototype, so I made a good guess. The cart holds about 600# and the handlebar is removable by loosening two bolts and pulling it out. The total construction is welded and the boards in front and back are removable for easy shoveling. I'd say that one cart lasts 10 days.

2x4x4=32 divided by 40 cubic ft = 0.8 tons
4x4x4= 64 divided by 40 CF.=1.6 tons
coal berner

Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

I'll pass on coal for the Summer. A 5 gallon bucket of wood is all I need to make hot water for the day. And you can see 10 cords of wood behind me under the shed.

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stoker-man

Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

stoker-man wrote:I'll pass on coal for the Summer. A 5 gallon bucket of wood is all I need to make hot water for the day. And you can see 10 cords of wood behind me under the shed.

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Yea use if you got it before it rots and gets full of bugs .
coal berner

Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

Everything to the left of where I'm standing and the entire cliff area burned to the ground (the shed) in 1988. The woodpile of 10 cords became 10 cords of charcoal. It took a few years to burn it and the house smelled all the time of charcoal. That's just a memory now, but I wasn't going to waste any wood.

The only thing that saved the barn was the arrival of the fire company and the stucco siding.
stoker-man

Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

Outstanding kid pix--they're big enough to move some wood around
freetown fred

Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

The bride's been complaining ever since I ran out of coal about how cold the house is now. Hurry up Spring. I have to restrain myself NOT to buy another half-ton of coal.
stoker-man

Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

Oh go ahead and do it...you can always use it.
CoalHeat

Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

Do you need an investment? Buy some more oil before it goes up. Or keep the bride happy with the coal heat that no one EVER complains about
2001Sierra

Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

Nope, no oil. I've never heated with oil; only wood until this year.
stoker-man

Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

stoker-man wrote:Nope, no oil. I've never heated with oil; only wood until this year.

That is something to be proud of Never heating with oil.
2001Sierra

Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

Agreed!
CoalHeat

Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

### Re: After 33 Years of Exclusively Wood Heating, I'm Trying Coal

I can't wait until I can say that my days of heating with oil and/or electricity are over.
lsayre

Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)