Coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace

Coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace

PostBy: Farmall On: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:24 am

I am looking looking at installing coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace. I currently heat with an oil hot air furnace. Any pro or cons with going with one over the other? I realize if I go with the boiler I will have to use a heat exchanger. I like the idea of being able to install radiant floor heat (sometime) with the boiler. If I go with stoker furnace install would be fairly simple because duct work is already inplace. Putting ease of installation aside any suggestions on which would be my best option? I was looking at the Keystokers because they seemed to be the most reasonably priced. Any suggestion on different manufactures?
Farmall
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark I

Re: Coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:23 pm

This topic is ongoing, please just look for the info you desire in the search window. There are volumes there, and all opinions are stated. No need to flog a dead horse. :idea:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:47 pm

Welcome to the forum Farmall! Please fill out your Location: information because you never know if there's a member nearby that could give you guidance.

Follow Whistelnut's suggestion and you'll be certain to have enough reading ahead of you. By all means, if you don't find an answer to the many questions ahead, use the reply function on any thread to pose your question or ideas. Someone will certainly respond but there's no guarantee you'll receive just one answer :lol:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

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Re: Coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:19 pm

Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal stoker boiler or warm air furnace

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:15 am

The short answer is boiler. More efficient and "free " domestic hot water. Do the reading that the others have recommended though.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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