Hello everyone,,New to the site and coal burning for home heating. I have been using a outside wood boiler for the last 4 years and I am tired of being a slave to it. These things are a lot of WORK!!! I enjoy cutting wood but not that much.
I am a 30 year industrial mechanic and maintain 3 Willcox and Babcox coal fired boilers with Detroit Roto Grate stokers producing 400 PSI steam so I have been around Bit coal for a long time in the industrial side of it.
I live in west central Indiana so using Bituminous coal makes since for me to use. Coal mines are relatively close. I have been looking at outside stoker coal boilers for Bit coal and the Coalman CM 400 looks interesting .Are any board members out ther using them? and how do you like them? I will be building a shed to put boiler and coal in away from house.
I will be heating a 42x56 well insulated pole barn with in floor heat and 1800 sq ft house and I am open to suggestions on boilers for Bit coal for this application. Thanks for any input.