Advice for Purchase

Advice for Purchase

PostBy: Scotttique On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:07 pm

I heat my house with Anthracite (Baker KingStove). Our company is looking at purchasing a new shop. (Metal building about 4000sf) that we use for our mechanic to repair diesel equipment etc... The building we are purchasing does not currently have a heat system and we are seriously considering a coal furnace/boiler.
Any advice/thoughts on what type/size of stove would be good for an open workshop that size? Duct/no duct?
We are in Maryland.
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: Heat King

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Re: Advice for Purchase

PostBy: 331camaro On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:17 pm

Any idea on the r value in the walls and ceiling? I would start with a btu load calc. a boiler in my opinion will have the highest initial cost, but may work best if you want to break up the area and have a warm office maybe? pros and cons to both. there are many btu load calc programs out there that you can download and use for free and get you closer.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice