Hi all you coal burner's. I finally got a coal stoker. It's the Reading Susquehanna I bought last Thursday from salemcoal from this forum. A couple of questions.
1.) Do you think adding a DHW coil is do-able even though it's not listed as an option on the Reading Stove website?
2.) Adding a Coaltrol, would that be a really good investment? I mean is it worth it with a pretty good payback from using one?
3.) Since I bought this used I took it apart except for the big duct blower and am in the process of cleaning it.
a.) I should scape the inside until it's how clean? No rust whatsoever? Using a scraper and a wire brush?
b.) Should I then paint the insides where the coal is burning and the ash is falling to?
c.) I can't think of that rope looking stuff that is on the door at this moment? It's not just called a gasket is it? I want to replace all that. Does anyone have a favorite source of it and the "glue" to hold it in place?
d.) I would like to add a "worm" to feed this so it's semi automatic. Where can I buy one? Would I need to go to Axemann-Anderson or EFM to get one?
Thank you so much everybody. I can't wait to stop buying oil. I have felt so ripped off these past two winters. Almost $8000.00 in oil bills.