New guy needs coal stove decision help

New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: KC2LLW On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:13 am

Hello,
i am thinking about getting a coal stove and need some help. My house is about 4600sqft I heat with NG two hot air furnaces and have two wood stoves a Vermont castings Vigilant second floor family room and a Moe All nighter basement. looking to add a coal stove in 3rd floor living room thinking of possibly getting a LL stoker stove direct vent wondering how loud the vent blowers are? I have a 24KW whole house NG generator so the power outage issue is not an issue. Just don't want a lot of noise from the stove or should I be looking at a hand loading stove?
Thanks for the help.
Steve
KC2LLW
 
Other Heating: wood stoves Moe all nighter, Vermont Castings

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:46 am

I have a stoker in the basement on a chimney and with the combustion and distribution fans running it sounds like a box fan on medium. add in the direct vent and you may get to the high setting on the box fan.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:01 am

KC2LLW wrote:Hello,
i am thinking about getting a coal stove and need some help. My house is about 4600sqft I heat with NG two hot air furnaces and have two wood stoves a Vermont castings Vigilant second floor family room and a Moe All nighter basement. looking to add a coal stove in 3rd floor living room thinking of possibly getting a LL stoker stove direct vent wondering how loud the vent blowers are? I have a 24KW whole house NG generator so the power outage issue is not an issue. Just don't want a lot of noise from the stove or should I be looking at a hand loading stove?
Thanks for the help.
Steve



I would not be looking at a powerventer if you are worried about noise. A chimney would be a much better alternative. You would need to do a chimney anyway if going with a hand fed.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

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Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:56 am

You have some interesting logistics to work out...dumb-waiter/elevator to carry coal to 3rd floor?
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

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:58 am

i was thinking telehandler to an open window! ;)
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:08 am

am i nuts here.... talking about building chimney's, blower noise concern's in living area, stoves on three levels of a home, already have existing duct work through the house, have back up power already.... Im taking all my stoves and tossing them out the window and simply obtaining a rice coal stoker installing it in my basement with one nice area to shoot bulk rice and connecting to existing ducts. whole house toasty warn... cheapest cost... no worry about noise... least hassle.... DONE!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:11 am

That makes sense to me. Or a vented gas fireplace with remote control
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:36 am

Haven't heard from him in a while, but member 'valter borges' runs a AA260 feeding 2 or 3 separate air handlers in a pretty big house and heats his pool too. But he may not have NG available, but pretty sure he has the whole house generator.

Makes for a central not noisey on 3rd floor distrbution system.
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

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: KC2LLW On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:38 am

yea maybe I am nuts, I just thought a stove would be nice in the living room. maybe I should replace the Wood stove in the basement with a stoker and heat the whole house with coal and put a gas stove in the 3rd floor living room for ambiance?
KC2LLW
 
Other Heating: wood stoves Moe all nighter, Vermont Castings

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:26 pm

KC2LLW wrote:yea maybe I am nuts, I just thought a stove would be nice in the living room. maybe I should replace the Wood stove in the basement with a stoker and heat the whole house with coal and put a gas stove in the 3rd floor living room for ambiance?



Now your talkin'.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:31 pm

Well if you're nuts, you'll fit right in here!! :woot:

ambiance is a nice thing and some here have kept a small hand fed upstairs to watch the blue flame show after installing a stoker in the basement.

besides the ambiance it would certainly help to have the additional heat source on nights like last night too!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: KC2LLW On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:56 pm

yea thats what I was thinking a small coal stove upstairs to take the chill off and looks nice too maybe I should be looking for a small hand fed stove
KC2LLW
 
Other Heating: wood stoves Moe all nighter, Vermont Castings

Re: New guy needs coal stove decision help

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:10 pm

lots of nice small antiques that have windows for viewing the flames are posted on here....
do a search on antique and even if there are no larger pictures in the thread itself, check out the avatar's of the guys posting since there are a lot of 'bling' shots there. You can then PM them for a bigger pic and ask questions about their particular stove if you see one you like.
i would bet my right nut that nobody will turn down a chance to talk about their stove when asked! :D
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Visit Leisure Line Stove