Newbie to coal neeed advice on stoves and stove furnace

Newbie to coal neeed advice on stoves and stove furnace

PostBy: Glems111 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:31 pm

Hello all, I been interested into looking at coal alternative to my oil. First thing is I been looking coal stoves as well as coal furnace. presently I heat my house with oil for 3000+/- sqaure foot home with first floor being radiant heat and second floor baseboard heat. I have an indirect water heater as well. I been interested in a furnace that I could run the radiant heat and hot water. I read some post online and one individual noted that he built a shed and installed the furnace inside and ran the piping underground to his home. Wondering if anyone heard of this. Anyways I would like feedback on stoves and furnaces and whom could talk too. I am in central Massachuseets and would appreciate any help. Thanks All.
Glems111
 

Re: Newbie to coal neeed advice on stoves and stove furnace

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Welcome to the FORUM--be patient my friend, you'll get all the info you need to make a decision on your needs. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Newbie to coal neeed advice on stoves and stove furnace

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:40 pm

I sounds like what you are looking for is a coal fired hot water boiler. There are many good choices. How many gallons of heating oil do you go through in a typical year, and what is the BTU output rating of your oil boiler?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)


Re: Newbie to coal neeed advice on stoves and stove furnace

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:55 pm

Glems111 -

Please check your private messages (envelope icon at top of page).

Thanks.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Newbie to coal neeed advice on stoves and stove furnace

PostBy: Glems111 On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:46 pm

I will check my messages and for the btu output and amount of fuel i will check and get back to you in few days Thansk for help . this is great site
Glems111