Anyone using a Natures Comfort Boiler

Anyone using a Natures Comfort Boiler

PostBy: Rex On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:15 pm

I have a family member looking into the 120-coal model and wondered if the boiler would be suitable for coal? Any owners opinions?

http://www.naturescomfortllc.com/coal-boiler/

Thanks..
Rex
 
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator 1500

Re: Anyone using a Natures Comfort Boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:10 pm

The shape of the firebox will cause lots of problems with removal of ash, creation of clinkers and in general poor performance when burning coal.. Now, if you are in bituminous country, and plan on burning Bit coal it might be just ok..

I'd highly recommend buying an indoor coal boiler, putting up a small building to enclose it, and save a ton of money doing it.. outdoor boilers in general just don't measure up.

Do a search for OWB on the site, you will find plenty of info about NOT using an outdoor wood burner for coal.
The grates shown on the website do look nice, but the shape of the firebox above will still cause the boiler to have constant problems with clearing ash and causing clinkers to form

You can also do a search for US Stove , their 'Hotblast 1557, Clayton models can burn coal, but only with lots of attention and modifications.

Hope this helps.

Greg L..
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Anyone using a Natures Comfort Boiler

PostBy: Rex On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:31 pm

Thanks.. I had always thought verticle sides or non-slopping walls are always best with any coal burner. Correct?
Rex
 
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S. Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator 1500

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Re: Anyone using a Natures Comfort Boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:15 am

Yes, you are 100% correct.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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