what do you think

what do you think

PostBy: ontheroad On: Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:45 pm

Hi all big question son has house he wants to put a coal stove in but wife only wants it in one place that just wont work so I had a thought he has a large attached two car garage my thoughts get something like the Hitzer 82 furnace and put it in there any thoughts other than he is going to have to run some ducting oh and buy the way it is a 5 star rated home
ontheroad
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman TLC 2000

Re: what do you think

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:03 pm

Check your insurance, many do not allow Open flames type stoves/furnaces in a garage.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: what do you think

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:29 pm

Does the house have a basement? Install a small boiler or furnace in the basement, and you won't loose garage space, have insurance issues or stove location problems..

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland


Re: what do you think

PostBy: ontheroad On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:47 am

nope no basement just the oversized garage
ontheroad
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman TLC 2000

Re: what do you think

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:09 am

So is the current furnace in a utility room or closet?? Is this room close to, or hopefully sharing a wall with the garage? if not, trying to install large enough ductwork with the required cold air return, as well as the hot air supply will be a problem..

So unless the existing furnace is in a room adjacent to the garage, I'd seriously look into a small boiler, pipe the hot water to the furnace, install a water to air heat exchanger in the furnace plenum. You can also use the hot water to heat your domestic hot water, for even greater savings in energy costs..

There are several small boilers available, Leisure Line, Keystoker Kaa2, Harman VF3000,

How big is the house, what climate/part of the country are you in, and what is your current Furnace's BTU rating?

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: what do you think

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:06 pm

ontheroad, Is your son planning to burn Anthracite or Bituminous coal?
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: what do you think

PostBy: ontheroad On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:06 pm

not sure of btu but it is in the crawl space under the house and he would be burning bit as only coal here in alaska and the house is 2000 sq ft
ontheroad
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman TLC 2000

Re: what do you think

PostBy: rockwood On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:08 pm

Oh, sorry, I read your other posts where you mentioned AK but didn't make the connection in this thread. :oops:
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: what do you think

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:01 pm

AH HAH !! the plot thickens.. well being in the beautifull state of Alaska does make the situation more difficult.. None of the small boilers I mentioned will burn Bit coal..

AHS makes a 'multi-fuel' hand fed boiler that would do the job..

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: what do you think

PostBy: ontheroad On: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:52 pm

ya up here has its draw backs at times one is to cost of freight one time i wanted a back pack found one that i liked then found that freight was more than the item anyway thanks to all for the info
ontheroad
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman TLC 2000