macdabs wrote:I just need to see a S260 in action before I pull the trigger.. I noticed the manufactures in the coal burning business make a lot of claims about heat output and burn times not to mention ease of use without a lot of proof .
What manufactures are you referring to?
The companies that make stoker boilers provide the btu output rating, and it is up to you to see if that is sufficient for your load. What the salesman says that boiler will heat is a different story. Burn time is endless if you keep coal in the bin/hopper and empty the ash tub...and ease of use is usually related to how the boiler was installed.