New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: Doc H On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:44 pm

Hello everyone
This is my first time here to this forum... I'm in the process of building a new home in the St. Lawrence County area. The home will be around 1800 sq ft, single level, with a detached garage 28 x 32.. Who in the area sells coal boilers, service, and installs. What system do you suggest.. Should I install radiant floor heat in the house???/ The boiler will be installed in the garage... The garage is already up and plan to heat this area also....
Where to buy coal and what prices can I expect???
Thanks for your help.
Doc H
Doc H
 

Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:09 pm

Welcome to the forum :) You came to the right place. :!:

Oh boy, that's a tricky one...best go do some reading at this link:

What Brand of Stoker Stove is Best
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:15 pm

Can you be more specific about your location? I can recommend someone in the Malone area. If you want to see some different units running, I can probably help with that as well.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:42 pm

Welcome. First do some reading and searching on here, there are many threads about the same questions you are asking. It's hard to suggest one brand, everyone on here uses many different brands that work well for each application and heating. Also, what works for one, may not for someone else, every heating situation is different. Do your research....do or have a heat loss calc done so you know what size to look at also.
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: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:51 pm

Doc H wrote:Hello everyone
This is my first time here to this forum... I'm in the process of building a new home in the St. Lawrence County area. The home will be around 1800 sq ft, single level, with a detached garage 28 x 32.. Who in the area sells coal boilers, service, and installs. What system do you suggest.. Should I install radiant floor heat in the house???/ The boiler will be installed in the garage... The garage is already up and plan to heat this area also....
Where to buy coal and what prices can I expect???
Thanks for your help.
Doc H



Get one of the guys on here to quote you a refurb. efm 520. Alternative K6 or S130.
Do you have a pool? Can you do radiant in garage and driveway too? Do you need lots of dhw?
Do you need to go away for extended periods?
Read on here about boilers in garage about insurance and safety issues.

Bulk varies from 150 nepa to 280Ma, to higher further you go.Ton price. If you can get TT load last you five years.
For bagged add 50 to 100 more again depends on distance.

If you can get UAE read about it here.


Need to think about bin vs 1 ton bags vs hooper.
Last edited by ValterBorges on Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:56 pm

With all respect to the knowledge of the NY folks, is it reasonable to consider moving this thread to a Board location where more boiler experts can have input ? :D
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:05 pm

Doc H wrote:Who in the area sells coal boilers, service, and installs. What system do you suggest.


I think he came to the right place. I live in the area and can refer him to any of the stoker guys around...there are only a handful.

Doc H wrote: Should I install radiant floor heat in the house???/ The boiler will be installed in the garage... The garage is already up and plan to heat this area also....


That might be a good question for the other sections.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: Doc H On: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:31 pm

Thanks everyone for the reply and Merry Christmas... I'm located near Canton, NY and have done much research of the different boilers... Just when I like one, I read something negitive and then the gears start turning again.. I"m down to three brand names Harmon, Leisure Line and Keystoker. I just took a trip to PA and talked with a few people about EFM boilers, but I'm not sure if anyone sells and services them in our area.. Where do I buy coal around my area??? The house will be radiant floor heat, but the garage will not be radiant but heated... Any codes in NY about install in a garage????
Thanks for all your input..
Doc H
 

Re: New Home / What name of boiler to buy ????

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:47 am

Doc H, you would have to check your LOCAL building codes, many do not allow open flames in a garage, but check first, maybe have to make a boiler room or put in a shed near the garage or house.

Check the yellow pages for coal suppliers in your area, some lawn and garden place carry some coal, but depends on your area. YOu may have to travel a bit to get it.

You will always see pros and cons on every brand and machines.
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