Choosing the right stove.

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:05 pm

I would love the boiler system but there is a few problems. I don't think I have enough room to install it around my existing furnace, the Price is very high, and by the time it would be all hooked up, I would probably be well over the $8000 mark, and thirdly, if I move I wanted something I could take with me, a boiler isn't going to exactly be very heating to take along, and If the house I buy doesn't have hot water baseboard than it would be worthless.
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Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:49 pm

Agree that the Anthaking is the way to go as an add on. I did not know their price was so reasonable.

If there is any thought of selling this house, consider that 1) a bank will likely not underwrite a coal boiler as a sole source for heat and 2)even as a coal boiler add-on, selling the house with it can be a real turn off for the eco-preps that drive up to the house in their eco-Prius.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:52 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
harman dvc-500


I studied mechanical engineering for seven years and got my Ph.D. and with a little more field work I will soon be qualifed to operate the DVC. Tarot cards can be quite helpful in guessing when it will break down and I have contacted a local card reader for instruction. If I am going for a trophy stove then it must be able to perform sexual services as well.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, I slay myself.



Trophy Stove ~ Trophy Wife

Oh ..oh....this thread could easily be pushed into the Flame Forum, eh, Richard? Should I start ?
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Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:04 am

Agree that the Anthaking is the way to go as an add on. I did not know their price was so reasonable.

If there is any thought of selling this house, consider that 1) a bank will likely not underwrite a coal boiler as a sole source for heat and 2)even as a coal boiler add-on, selling the house with it can be a real turn off for the eco-preps that drive up to the house in their eco-Prius.


Yep, I totally agree and that "simple" add on may not be so simple. Dump zones. multiple chimneys etc. Ever since the "heat soak" post some time ago that I often quote, I knew you were a smart cookie. Perhaps the phrase best kept secret is appropriate. Another way of looking at it is lousy marketing. LL this needs to be shouted from the rooftop you have a great product there and this morning I have more proof.

It's so cold here in NYS that it is rumored that Bill is sleeping with Hillary.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:10 am

If you want cheap & simple, how about a hand fed hooked into the existing chimney? Warm floors and no electric required...could pull it off for $500 with a good bargain on a stove.

I have nothing against the LL stoker stoves, I just think that if you are going to get a stoker, it should be in a central heating device...like an Anthraking or boiler. To each their own, if a stoker stove meets your goals than by all means go for it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:10 pm

Rob, I would go with a hand fed unit but I do not have a Chimney to vent it to in the basement, the only place I could put it is upstairs in front of the fire place.
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Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Ouh, Ouh :o :o

Can I be a LL dealer ?
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:36 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
Agree that the Anthaking is the way to go as an add on. I did not know their price was so reasonable.

If there is any thought of selling this house, consider that 1) a bank will likely not underwrite a coal boiler as a sole source for heat and 2)even as a coal boiler add-on, selling the house with it can be a real turn off for the eco-preps that drive up to the house in their eco-Prius.


Yep, I totally agree and that "simple" add on may not be so simple. Dump zones. multiple chimneys etc. Ever since the "heat soak" post some time ago that I often quote, I knew you were a smart cookie. Perhaps the phrase best kept secret is appropriate. Another way of looking at it is lousy marketing. LL this needs to be shouted from the rooftop you have a great product there and this morning I have more proof.

It's so cold here in NYS that it is rumored that Bill is sleeping with Hillary.


Ha-ha on Hillary.

"You slay me" to quote another fine member

If LL went big time, some smuck competitor would buy them out, therby forcing Flyer5 and his Company cohorts to do Captain Morgan hits in the Bahahahas while we smucks up here are still shoveling black rice and I'm not talkin nourishment.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:05 pm

2 choices= buy hot air coal furnace/stove,make duct work,move to new home with hot water heat,make duct work again? OR buy coal boiler-hook into existing boiler system,should not cost $4000 to hook up,move to new house hook coal boiler to existing boiler,OR install water to air exchanger in the existing duct work,problem solved,just have to figure which model. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:36 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:
Yep, I totally agree and that "simple" add on may not be so simple. Dump zones. multiple chimneys etc. Ever since the "heat soak" post some time ago that I often quote, I knew you were a smart cookie. Perhaps the phrase best kept secret is appropriate. Another way of looking at it is lousy marketing. LL this needs to be shouted from the rooftop you have a great product there and this morning I have more proof.

It's so cold here in NYS that it is rumored that Bill is sleeping with Hillary.


Ha-ha on Hillary.

"You slay me" to quote another fine member

If LL went big time, some smuck competitor would buy them out, therby forcing Flyer5 and his Company cohorts to do Captain Morgan hits in the Bahahahas while we smucks up here are still shoveling black rice and I'm not talkin nourishment.



That reminds me I have to call and get the corporate jet washed. Thanks
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:52 am

holy smokes batman... I never realized how affordable Leisure Line boilers/furnaces were :eek2: the AK series is cheaper than most new stoker stoves! :wtf: is Leisure Line been keeping their prices secret for (afraid of selling to many of em' i guess toothy )


Its a real toss up for this poster since he knows he is selling the house in a few years, my fav Hyfire is a little on the steep side but i understand why its my fav. and why its price tag is so much more than Pocono (its kinda like 2 stoves in one). I guess i would tend to agree with the poster if knows he is selling his house in a few years (depending on whether or not he would "tend" to put the stove in the basement of his new house or in the living area would dictate my approach)... #1. get lucky enough to find a used Hyfire #2 if tend to be a basement stove/furnace/boiler type of dude go with a new Pocono #3 if your a living room/living area type stove guy go with a new pioneer (and make sure your getting the new quite blower with it!). If your keeping this stove for YOU over the long haul it would not be a mistake to have the warranty's and support systems directly from Leisure Line for it through its life cycle and house to house.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:56 am

Ouh, Ouh :o :o

Can I be a LL dealer ?


Sorry US you don't have what it takes. The high life is very demanding and the call for sex, drugs and rock and roll is constant. Constant visits from starlets and bankers to Berwick can be very distracting and paparazzi follow your every move. You would be well advised to just carry on with your simple life.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: xandrew245x On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:28 am

I did some thinking and since I have never dealt with coal before I think I am going to just look for a used hand fired stove to put in my living room upstairs for now. I don't plan on spending anymore than $500 on it. I think this would be a good option for me, and it would still save a lot on heating. I have a pretty open floor plan so moving heat isn't going to be a problem. The guy that lived there before me heated with coal as well.
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Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:06 am

coalnewbie wrote:
Ouh, Ouh :o :o

Can I be a LL dealer ?


Sorry US you don't have what it takes. The high life is very demanding and the call for sex, drugs and rock and roll is constant. Constant visits from starlets and bankers to Berwick can be very distracting and paparazzi follow your every move. You would be well advised to just carry on with your simple life.



So CoalNewbie, what you are also implying is that Flyer5 has been featured in High Times mag and we don't even know it? Yeah, not my lifestyle, I guess I need to accept being a coal stoker maintenance minion for my family. Just a quiet old man staring at the blinking light of the Coal Trol while listening to the constant droll of 2 265cfm blowers at 40 % speed. My life. At least I'm the warmest house in several hundred around here, so I guess no complaints.

Our young members certainly stirred up us long times owners on how good LL is. Good luck to him, he may be back.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Choosing the right stove.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:37 am

At least I'm the warmest house in several hundred around here, so I guess no complaints.


My Victorian leakbox from hell was a challenge at windchills of -25F or worse. For the Lower Hudson Valley that's about as bad as I can ever remember. I did actually manage to keep the house at 73F or better. I didn't exactly shrug it off and it was certainly challenging there for a moment and my coal budget is blown to hell that's for sure. There are many good coal stove suppliers but having the right equipment to hand was worth every penny to me when things got tough. I understand budgets are tight these days and we all need to decide priorities, so I too wish him well.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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