corey wrote:Just wondering here.
Can this furnace burn bituminous coal???
No, this a flat/incline grate style. You'll have to find a *underfed* stoker.
Scoot on over to the Bit Section, best chance to see what's out there for bit stokers in that section.
Combustioneer, Stokermatic, Iron Fireman, Winkle and Wil-Burt for some names, none are in production any longer so you have to do some detective work to discover one out there somewhere in dominant bit coal country.
Some talk of a new place that is going to revive and build the Wil-Burt Stoker line...nothing heard yet though.
Some European Bit Stokers (multi fuel) are trickling into North America now, some even show up on ebay now and again, but shipping got to be outrageous from Poland etc.
But, before you get to spinning your wheels too fast, it takes a good grade of bit coal and even then it needs to be sized properly to work in a screw fed auger. Suppliers stocking this type coal may be even scarcer than suppliers for the hard coal...cause there just isn't the market for that *bit* *stoker coal size*.