Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: xpress23 On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:09 am

I'm looking for someone with personal experience with the Junianta & Susquehanna stokers from Reading Stove Co. I'm considering purchasing one of these and plan on using it as an supplement hot air heat source for a new home I am building. My home will be a 2 story 2100 sq. ft. By the looks of this, these stoves should tie into my return duct work fairly easily and supply hot air so my furnace does not need to run but just circulate the air.

I'm looking for anyone with any personal experience with this type of setup. How efficent has your system been and how much coal (on average) do you go through. I live in south eastern pa. so we have some cold snaps but not like the nothern half of the state.

Thanks!
Xpress23
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Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:38 am

Have you compared other makes of stoves?

Why is the Reading Stoves your pick?

They are just space heaters with a mix of radiant and a little convection. :roll:
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: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: xpress23 On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:04 pm

What is your recommendation? I've liked the fact that they are setup for the direct connect into my return air duct.

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Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:16 pm

xpress23 wrote:What is your recommendation? I've liked the fact that they are setup for the direct connect into my return air duct.

Xpress23


Yes, I just was revisiting those online...they are, as you said, ready for connecting to duct work. :oops:

There has been some problems with door fit...which is a bad thing that will only get worse.
And I have seen one of those models in person and it was poorly designed and cause rapid ash build-up on a shelf like interior portion in the flue gas exit path.
There are far better units out there to be had. :idea:

Look at Leisure Line, Hitzer and DS Stoves for starters. They have a good following here. :)

Besides their web sites, you can SEARCH, this forum using search in upper right corner of this page. ;)

Pick a model of interest...and read up on it. :)

Edit to add: New model maybe not yet on their website...
Furnace_Brochure_2011 (1).pdf
Hitzer 710 Energy Master II
(3.63 MiB) Downloaded 19 times
Select:BBcode: [nepafile=33511]Furnace_Brochure_2011 (1).pdf[/nepafile]
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: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: Coalfire On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:05 pm

xpress23 wrote:What is your recommendation? I've liked the fact that they are setup for the direct connect into my return air duct.

Xpress23



anyone but reading :lol: , I am sorry but I was never impressed with there quality. Leisure line has some nice furnaces, as does keystoker.


If you are building a house why not do a boiler with a heat exchanger in your duct work, than you got hot water to boot :idea:


Eric
Coalfire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 96K btu Circulator
Coal Size/Type: Nut

Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: xpress23 On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:11 pm

Looks like the 710 EM II is a great solution for what I'm looking to do. I like the full furnace body jacket as opposed to just the sides and/or top. Seems like a very efficent unit. I have a deal close to me. I will talk with them and see what they have to say.

Thanks for the info.!

xpress23
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Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:14 pm

See, that wasn't so hard. :)

Best of luck w/ your house construction. :D
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: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:38 pm

xpress23 wrote:I plan on using it as an supplement hot air heat source for a new home I am building. My home will be a 2 story 2100 sq. ft. By the looks of this, these stoves should tie into my return duct work fairly easily and supply hot air so my furnace does not need to run but just circulate the air.


Wait a minute, supplement for your...soon to be built new home. :idea:

Have you looked at the Leisure Line 110K Coal/165K Oil Boiler?

It is dual fuel boiler...coal w/ either oil, N.gas or Propane...makes your hot water too.

Take a look and see what you think. :) Keep in mind the R.O.I...return on investment. :idea:

Cheap and do half the job...is really more expensive. ;)
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: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:47 am

xpress23 wrote:..................

I live in south eastern pa. so we have some cold snaps but not like the nothern half of the state.

Thanks!
Xpress23



Where abouts in SE PA.?? There are a bunch of us here all burning coal using different setups, boiler, stove, hand fired, boilers, etc.

Ask and ye shall find !!!

And we know a lot of dealers if you are considering new............



Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: xpress23 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:05 am

I can be found in the Boyertown area. I know there's Krings Stove shop but are there others close to me? Looks like Groff Stove Shop outside of Boyertown sells the Hitzer. The Hyfire II seems nice as well. I like the air filter option, the 1000 cfm fan on the 710 and I believe its full jacket though. Oh...there's too many options out there.

I appreciate all the input guys! I'm new to burning coal so this site has been great for gathering info.

Xpress23
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Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:40 am

Xpresss23,

Down in Skippack is Lutz's Coal. I believe they are an Alaska, Leisure Line, and an EFM dealer. Plus being in Boyertown, it is not that far to the LL store in Berwick. I myself drove there to get my HyFire II and jacket.

If you are still able to, I would seriously suggest switching the heating system over to a boiler system. Way better that trying to blow hot air around the house plus as was mentioned, unlimited hot water to boot. Going with a dual fuel system would be the ticket. Consider the LL or EFM and you will not be sorry.

I sent you a PM. (Click on the little envelope at the top of the screen)



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Reading Stove Co. Junianta & Susquehanna models

PostBy: xpress23 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:24 am

Rick, just sent you a PM.

Xpress23
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