new to burning coal

new to burning coal

PostBy: mje On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:54 pm

I was wondering if anyone has plumbed a stove with a domestic hot water coil directly into a zone of their hot water heating system?
mje
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:04 pm

You should NOT do that operation. If there were a pipe failure....I mean WHEN there is a pipe failure, you would have lots of water damage to your home,; basement; whatever. IF YOU INSIST, you better use a heat exchanger, and that will price you right out of the "Logical" arena. Sure, short term it might work, but ask any member here, not a good idea. If you need a boiler, look on craigslist for a hand fed one. I know where there are 20 for sale right now. It is my recommendation. You will not regret it. Don't try to reinvent the wheel, just accept it and drive onward........

Welcome aboard, and understand thousands have asked about what you are considering. If it were that easy and dependable, we'd all have done it years ago :idea: !
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
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Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: mje On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:49 pm

Thanks for the advice I am looking for a way to get more heat from the basement to the upstairs I have four vents cut and house is about 65
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

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Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:15 pm

mje wrote:Thanks for the advice I am looking for a way to get more heat from the basement to the upstairs I have four vents cut and house is about 65

..Welcome to the forum mje, quite the opening you made :roll: , you did the right thing by asking. Disregard your first post, what you just stated is the real issue. In the mean time in the top right corner do a search for "moving heated air" put the coffee on and start reading. Lots to learn here as you just found out. :gee:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Mje...
Welcome aboard...
What stove are you using?
House size...levels etc
...help everyone here help you with some more details...
....youre gonna love this site-trust me!
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: mje On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:57 pm

I am using a hitzer 50-93 in a 1500 square foot ranch
mje
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:20 pm

OMG wheres Fred again.. FRED :lol: we got another one here that needs yer help toothy

A hot water coil isn't going to absorb enough heat in my opinion to get the results you are looking for. The coil itself just doesn't have the surface area to absorb that level of heat. Its good at preheating a tank for DHW but thats about the extent of it.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: Rigar On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:35 am

mje wrote:I am using a hitzer 50-93 in a 1500 square foot ranch


What is the average temp. in your basement?
is your basement insulated?k
is your stove centrally located or at 1 end?
..... roughly where did you put your vents?... and are they just cut into the floor now to use as gravity feed?
... do you have a stairwell down into your basement?.... and if you do-..... do you leave the door open or closed?
... every house is different... and what works for someone else may not work for you... but that stove should be more than adequate for your home...100,000 btu ?
... now it is just a matter of getting the heated air up into your living space efficiently... and you are definitely at the right site...f. there are a lot of guys on this forum that can help you out... and even save you some time.... and eliminate guess work for you.... but a little more info would be helpful
....and lightning is right... let's just hope Fred does'nt read this thread :D :shock:
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
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Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:52 pm

[quote="Lightning"]OMG wheres Fred again.. FRED :lol: we got another one here that needs yer help toothy

Yea, where is he????
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:44 pm

Your stove is not a boiler. It doesn't even play a boiler on TV. Enjoy your stove this season and get a boiler for next season.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:11 pm

coalkirk wrote:Your stove is not a boiler. It doesn't even play a boiler on TV.

that's f+n priceless :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: mje On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:55 pm

The stove is at one end of the basement and the door leads to the garage so that's not helpful. The basement stays around 75 to 80 and the basement is not insulated. I put the vents in rooms that were furthest away from the stove like living room and kitchen hoping warm air would rise. I have been reading some about hooking duct work from the stove to vents and am leaning that way.
mje
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: mje On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:57 pm

If I were to invest in a coal boiler would I be able to use it along with my gas boiler?
mje
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:00 pm

mje wrote:If I were to invest in a coal boiler would I be able to use it along with my gas boiler?


Yes. You can hook the two boilers together.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: new to burning coal

PostBy: coalkirk On: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:00 am

Rob R. wrote:
mje wrote:If I were to invest in a coal boiler would I be able to use it along with my gas boiler?


Yes. You can hook the two boilers together.


As Rob says, yes you can. But once you have the coal boiler up and running, you wouldonly need to use the gas boiler if you were to go away, etc. The coal boiler would not supplement the gas boiler. For all practial purposes it replaces it. I have an oil fired boiler but it does not run.
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