The boiler has been sitting for quite a while. If someone is reading this that might know where to find sections to this please let me know. Actually I would need 2 sections. The backside of the second section is cracked also.
Yes, that is a stoker unit, looks to be all there.
The exhaust does come out of the unit and then dips down before entering the chimney. Not sure why.
Yes, the old tools are still in there place and ready for use.
If all else fails and if a new unit could utilize the stoker then I am certainly up for that also.
I am very thankful for the input on this.
If anyone knows where to get those sections I would appreciate any input there.
Also, if there is anyone here that is from the St. Louis/Southern IL area that I could have inspect I would greatly appreciate it.
Please keep the input coming on this as it will help me make a decision.
My goal is really to get something other than the gas in there by next winter if possible. The gas boiler still works fine but is costing a lot of money to operate.
I like the old coal boiler in the house, it is part of it. I am actually renovating this house right now and have kept it period accurate the best I can. I have learned how to 3 coat plaster over wood lathe and have updated a few areas where I patched the walls to metal lathe. Also refinishing back to the original oak hardwood floors keeping the old character to them(refinishing with Waterlox(tung oil)). Great old house and that coal burner is part of it, but if it has to go then I guess it will be.