Reccomendations on a coal stove/heater.

Reccomendations on a coal stove/heater.

PostBy: molson4725 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:37 pm

Hi all. Just wanted to hear your opinions on reccommending a stove for a patio. I am currently running a Leisure Line pocono set up in the basement that pretty much heats our whole house. I added a four season patio, basically another room, to the back of the house. I was looking to add a little coal stove, I would prefer an automatic type like the pocono since I am not home to take care of a manual one, not to mention I dont want the hassle ;) . I was thinking of going with a little wood pellet stove, but two fuels would be a pain, plus I prefer coal better. I think a LL pioneer might be over kill to heat this area. Its 16x24. Whats your thoughts?
molson4725
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono top vent

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PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:40 am

While I don't own a LL, I've seen enough of them to be impressed. I think you're prolly headed in the right direction for your new Patio set-up. Sounds wicked nice <jealous>
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:08 pm

How bout their "LIL" stoker or indenpendence stoker from Leisure Line? both look smaller and might fit your needs for that type of area.
Stoker6268
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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Re: Reccomendations on a coal stove/heater.

PostBy: ChrisS On: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:43 am

Seems to be the best place to ask this, as it is sort of related. My backyard deck is covered but not enclosed. I would enjoy a small heat source out there for cool evenings, and naturally wondered if coal is an option. There are propane patio heaters, and chimeneas for wood, and so on. Does it make sense to consider or look for some sort of stove or chimenea-type setup for this application? Would it burn OK, basically being an "open" fire? I assume so, but then I'm just a year into this coal burnin' stuff. Any ideas?
ChrisS
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Blaschak, Lehigh Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump (set to "OFF" now), Propane FP insert

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PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:50 am

Anthracite is not going to burn "open" for you.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: StokerDon On: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:22 pm

I agree with McGiever,

You could do a pit sort of thing with Bit coal I think. For anthracite you need to force air through it. Best thing to do is find an old stoker, make a frame for it, and bang, coal fire patio heater!

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For an outside one, bigger is better!

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch "Yellowtail" 475 conversion boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Rice and Barley (when I can get it!)
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

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PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:36 pm

Cannel Coal was very popular and readily gotten for open fires in days gone by...it is the "original" matchlight coal.
It was the early source for coal oil that was burned in lamps before natural gas and refined crude oil products, as well.

Supposedly one can buy cannel coal online.

Search here and google for some interesting reading. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:24 pm

McGiever wrote:Cannel Coal was very popular and readily gotten for open fires in days gone by...it is the "original" matchlight coal.
It was the early source for coal oil that was burned in lamps before natural gas and refined crude oil products, as well.

Supposedly one can buy cannel coal online.

Search here and google for some interesting reading. :idea:

I have a few large chunks of cannel coal, a gift from member cokehead. It lights very easy and burns well in the open with the added bonus of a rich assortment of colorful flames and smoke...... much like a styrene plastic model. That said, the odor alone would pretty much doom any festivities. :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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PostBy: ChrisS On: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:37 am

So what I am hearing is bit coal will work on a patio, but the odor will be noxious and make the fire not fit to gather 'round and enjoy...

Maybe this next question then is on another thread here, and point me there if so...IF it were feasible to have a bit coal patio firepit fire, how much heat would be expected in the open. Really, should I just go with wood if I want the firepit experience? Or I may just get a propane heater.

Tricky part is, I am in the City proper, and we cannot just have campfires. Technically, if we cook with it, we can have the fire, so we could keep hot dogs on standby just in case someone comes knocking... :D
ChrisS
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Blaschak, Lehigh Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump (set to "OFF" now), Propane FP insert

Re: Reccomendations on a coal stove/heater.

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:14 pm

Wood or even some lump charcoal, aka; cowboy charcoal.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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PostBy: StokerDon On: Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:08 pm

We did cook marshmellows on a stoker at the meet & greet last year.

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I guess you would call that cooking?

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch "Yellowtail" 475 conversion boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Rice and Barley (when I can get it!)
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

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