From reading here I know bituminous is not ideal but it is what I have access to here in south central Illinois. I have 1300 sf to heat and want to run a boiler in a shed and then to a heat exchanger in my current furnace. Any ideas on a good system to accomplish this goal? Also what size bit should I get for the best burn?
Welcome to the forum!!! Hang tight and the bit burners will start chiming in before long. Some questions I know they are going to ask is what is the layout of your home? How are you heating it now? Why the choice of putting it in an outbuilding? How far away? Do you have room in the basement or mechanical room in your home to put it? What's the closest major city to where you live?
It is ranch style no basement. With 1300 sf I just dont have the room to put it inside or deal with the possibility of a mess. I would like a stoker but dont know of any that will burn bit, so hand fired will have to do. I am currently on a forced air proPain! system.
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I have. Just nothing close to me. I have lived in a couple of old houses here that had coal bins but the boilers had been converted to propane and natty gas, so I know at one time it was popular here. Im just looking for any ideas on any available products that might work for me with bit coal.
Yeah, burning propane I bet yer anxious to do something different... I can't believe how expensive it is getting. I was a former propain burner.. What about just installing a stove? Maybe a fireplace insert? This would gain you savings quicker on a smaller budget.. And since yer not heating a huge mansion, it might be even better than putting something outside. Outside can be a bummer. It would take the fun right out of it..
[quote="McGiever"]Okay, look at the Royall and Biasi for soft coal I will check those out! I dont mind going out I used to burn wood in an out door boiler, I just want to be warm inside and not give all my money to the big oil companies!