bksaun wrote:I actually go about 45 miles South to Stanford KY to get mine, Bagged rice is $250.00 a ton, the dealer 85 miles north of me is $300.00 a ton. Go Figure that one out!
Keep the hopper full, it holds 150 pounds I think so that means every day fill it when you take out the ashes. Heap it high, even with a good chimney draft the stoker might draft out of the bin if it can and you'll get a fire. Buy a CO detector with a digital readout and mount it close to the keystoker. Don't run the unit without a CO detector or you might be meeting Jesus sooner than expected Also only burn anthracite rice/buckwheat coal, don't burn bit. coal but I doubt they sold you soft coal without you asking for it specifically.Also both time I have had this fire issue I have almost been out of coal ( meaning I could see the fire in the hopper from looking down thru the hopper )
bksaun wrote:You guy's need to realize, if you are not from the PA area, most folk's don't know what Anthracite is. I am not kidding, I never heard of it until 3 years ago.
If I tell people I heat with coal they go "YUCK".
If I say I heat with Anthracite, they say "What is that" They have no idea.
You all have kept it to yourselv's long enough!
Ed.A wrote:I am told that in CT and some other NE states it is illeagal to Burn Bit. Coal for private use, problem is everyone still thinks "Coal is Coal" and like you said.....people think Yuck, soot.