Looking at getting a coal stove

Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: MarkB On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Hi,
Looking at getting a coal stove either a Reading or Keystoker. One question if you get one with a 2 nd vent in the top
for for hot air do you have to use it can you cap it off if you dont want the 2nd pipe not sure I like the looks of 2 pipes
going in game room. any thoughts?

Thanks
MarkB
 

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:38 pm

hope you have a comfortable chair :)
michaelanthony
 
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: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:47 pm

michaelanthony wrote:hope you have a comfortable chair :)

With a seat belt.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: maurizziot On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:09 pm

I would look at liesureline stoves
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure line Coal Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer rear vent

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:11 pm

I'm confused by the two pipes thing. :?:
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:13 pm

i cant help but wonder if the poster is referrimg to the flue outlets?
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: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:28 pm

I've never seen a coal stove with two flue pipes.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:35 pm

Two holes he speaks of is one typically being the stove pipe and the second for ducting the convection air to another location. My Keystoker 90 was a top vent for the stove pipe, and last year I cut a second hole for the convection air and now my stove pushes the convection air to the upper floor with some still allowed to come out the front. Works great, just a little nervous cutting the hole in the top of the stove, and welding on the duct ring. I saw one when I bought my stove but just assumed everything would work just fine like my old hand fed. Well the Keystoker 90 is like my old Buderus hand fed on steroids. No longer does the oil boiler make up heat, it just heats hot water, until I figure out if I want to just shut it down and possibly install a "Hybrid" hot water heater much like a heat pump only inside.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:40 pm

lsayre wrote:I'm confused by the two pipes thing. :?:


You know larry... those stoves with one pipe for the flu gases and the other pipe going to the other chimney with those other flu gases toothy

Im tired tonight... so maybe im not understanding :wacko:

If you see a stove with 2 flu exits...sometimes a stove company will have one top flu opening and one rear flu opening for different types of installations (IE: Chimney or maybe just a hearth) but you would only be using ONE of those and you would order the stove with the exit flu best for you and the other would be non functioning/sealed.

If Im missing something here please enlighten me?

EDIT: thanks Sierra (now I see the light :idea: ) ...glad someone is awake tonight!
the answer for the poster is NO, you don't have to use that second top hole for hot air system if you don't wish to
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: MarkB On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:44 pm

Yes its for ducting the air into another room. Can you put a cap on it if you dont want to use it?
MarkB
 

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:46 pm

"Mark B" There are stoker stoves that don't have a duct hole in the top for convection of the heated air, some just have a slot that the hot air blows out of the front of the stove. As stated Leisure Line makes some, also look at Hitzer 608 stoker stove.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 Energy Master I Stoker

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:46 pm

MarkB wrote:Yes its for ducting the air into another room. Can you put a cap on it if you dont want to use it?


I do agree with the poster... I would not want that kind of ugliness in my living room either!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:48 pm

MarkB wrote:Yes its for ducting the air into another room. Can you put a cap on it if you dont want to use it?


If it's intended to let heat out of the stove, then why not let it do its job? At the very least, don't connect to it, but leave it open and let it pour heat into the immediate surroundings.

What stove is being discussed here? Sounds like a basement stove.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:53 pm

cap one off....
dcrane....sorry for the confusion...but I immediately thought of my A 150 (keystoker furnace)...which has 2 flue outlets (right side/left side)...obviously one is capped off... lol
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: Looking at getting a coal stove

PostBy: MarkB On: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:55 pm

Keystoker 90 or 105 and possibly reading Allegheny
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