Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: jlmead On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:23 pm

We have been spending a fortune to heat our 3,200 sq ft house with propane...and we are still cold in our house! I have done a lot of research on various heating options and have come to the conclusion that a Coal Stoker Furnace is the way to go. We are very excited about purchasing and installing a new Coal stoker furnance.

Are there any good dealers in New England? We are in NH, but willing to drive anywhere within New England. I realize that we can order one from the manufacture, but we would like to talk with someone in person to have some lingering questions answered.

Any suggestions on dealers?

thanks.

Jeff
jlmead
 

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:57 pm

Jeff, do you want a hot air furnace or a boiler? Where do you live in NH? You might live a lot closer to a stoker guy than you think.

In any case, used/refurbished units are available for a considerable discount compared to new...and if "new" is your thing, there are many options for that as well.

I'm not sure I even want to know how much you are spending on propane...I bet it is painful.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:01 pm

If you need a boiler or stoker stove, there's our own forum member Jim D from Taunton, MA who makes them right here in the USA - and a damn good deal too. 8-)

He's the only manufacturer to offer automatic shutdown upon detection of carbon monoxide. Very safe! Check them out:

http://www.coaljack.com/home/?page_id=50
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: jlmead On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:16 pm

Rob, thanks for the reply.

We have a Propane Hot Air furnace. Last winter our propane bills were $1,700 in Jan, $1,800 in Feb, $1,600 in Mar, plus several more fill-up's in the fall and spring. So we are around $8,000 a year in propane. And that's with keeping the house around 65 degrees.

What we would like to do is have the coal furnace connected to our existing hot air duct work and leave our propane furnace installed as a back-up.

Where are you? Do you have a show room? Feel free to send me a private message and I'll give you my phone number.


Thanks again,

Jeff
jlmead
 

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:19 pm

Neither Rob or I are dealers - just coal burners helping you out. ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: jlmead On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:21 pm

BTW... I am in Merrimack, NH.
jlmead
 

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:58 pm

I have seen in the last couple of months keystoker hot air furnaces on Craigslist and at least two of those were just around 1000 Dollars. For that price, I wouldn't mind driving over 500 miles once I secure the deal.

Craigslist may still be your best option !
CoalUserWannabe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:16 pm

jlmead wrote:Rob, thanks for the reply.

We have a Propane Hot Air furnace. Last winter our propane bills were $1,700 in Jan, $1,800 in Feb, $1,600 in Mar, plus several more fill-up's in the fall and spring. So we are around $8,000 a year in propane. And that's with keeping the house around 65 degrees.

What we would like to do is have the coal furnace connected to our existing hot air duct work and leave our propane furnace installed as a back-up.

Where are you? Do you have a show room? Feel free to send me a private message and I'll give you my phone number.


Thanks again,

Jeff


I'm not a dealer of any sort, just a "stoker enthusiast". My showroom consists of a cluttered basement with an EFM stoker boiler silently heating the house and providing hot water…for 50% less than heating oil at its current prices.

There are coal furnaces available that can be tied in to your existing setup. But before we get into those there is another option that you should consider.

A coal boiler can be tied into your ductwork with a water-to-air heat exchanger, and also provide domestic hot water. Here are some links to get you thinking:

Coal Stoker Furnace- New Home Owner.

Heat Exchanger
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: Qball On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:26 pm

I just took delivery of a Keystoker Koker. There are some dealers here in RI for them and other stoves I looked at. Keystoker shipped it directly to my residence (almost 800# with everything.) I will get you some contacts if you want.
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: Qball On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:39 pm

Go to the stove manufacturer website and there are dealer locators. I looked quick at Keystoker and Reading who have dealers in NH.
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:15 pm

We have a Propane Hot Air furnace. Last winter our propane bills were $1,700 in Jan, $1,800 in Feb, $1,600 in Mar, plus several more fill-up's in the fall and spring. So we are around $8,000 a year in propane. And that's with keeping the house around 65 degrees.


Rob, sound familiar. I see at least two a month. If I was a boiler dealer i'd be following the propane trucks with a showroom trailer. :P

The Coal Attraction
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: jlmead On: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:35 pm

Thanks everyone for your input. It's been very helpful. Will keep you updated on my progress. - Jeff
jlmead
 

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: alpineboard On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:15 am

Hi jlmead, I have a jensen forced hot air funace, coal or wood burner, it has heavy duty shaker grates with a large ash pan for clean out,with input air filter box,thermostat controlled, has a plenum for your duct work, also some 8" round duct, I bought it new, used it for 3 seasons, mostly with wood, some coal, it is located in a dry cellar and looks good. It is not a stoker, you feed it coal with a shovel. $1000/ I am located in Plymouth,NH contact me if your interested, Robert
alpineboard
 
Stove/Furnace Make: jotul
Stove/Furnace Model: 507

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:23 am

there....... that vf3000 is your answer!!! 8-)
PM coalkirk , ask Terry your questions.
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Where to purchase a Stoker Furnace in New England?

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:25 pm

I like Harmans, and I used a Mag stoker for several years, but I'd be worried about relying on a boiler the size of a VF3000 to carry the load of a 3200 sf house in NH. I expect something bigger would be needed.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite