Stoker with Smallest Footprint

Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: skobydog On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:08 pm

I am thinking about putting a stoker in place of my existing oil furnace. The room is small (I don't have the measurements handy). I know I would need to put up 1 inch wall spacers and hope that it will fit while allowing access to load the hopper and empty the ash pan.

I've read an older post that suggested Leisure Line 'Lil Heater. I also see one named Lil' Heater Sidewinder.

Any thoughts on this model? Any other suggestions on other models? I'm also trying to find dimensions and clearances but cannot find this info on leisure line. Thanks
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:16 pm

Small footprint = Small output, but maybe this is what you figure on.

Is a boiler out of the question?
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:17 pm

Furnace, as in warm air?
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: skobydog On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:21 pm

Furnace as in warm air.....

I wanted to put this in my cellar to keep it warm down there. No option for a boiler. I have a hand-fed upstairs was thinking about something small for the downstairs.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:42 pm

To my knowledge the Leisure Line AK-110.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: skobydog On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:54 pm

I don't think I could replace my oil furnace with a coal furnace due to the size of the room.

I don't really need my existing oil furnace so I was going to remove it and put in a small stoker just enough to keep the downstairs warm. I already have a hand-fed upstairs so a small stoker should work for down there.

The Leisure Line website doesn't list clearance specs for their Lil Heater.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:58 pm

skobydog wrote:I don't think I could replace my oil furnace with a coal furnace due to the size of the room.

I don't really need my existing oil furnace so I was going to remove it and put in a small stoker just enough to keep the downstairs warm. I already have a hand-fed upstairs so a small stoker should work for down there.

The Leisure Line website doesn't list clearance specs for their Lil Heater.



We need to update that. The clearances are the same as the pioneer and old econo.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: skobydog On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:32 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
skobydog wrote:I don't think I could replace my oil furnace with a coal furnace due to the size of the room.

I don't really need my existing oil furnace so I was going to remove it and put in a small stoker just enough to keep the downstairs warm. I already have a hand-fed upstairs so a small stoker should work for down there.

The Leisure Line website doesn't list clearance specs for their Lil Heater.



We need to update that. The clearances are the same as the pioneer and old econo.


Disregard post
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:48 pm

Not trying to lose a sale for LL,but is the Hitzer 50-93 capable of heating your sq,footage ?? if so ,keep the oil furnace & wire the circulation fan to run all the time at a low speed which would then distribute the warm air to all parts of the house ( assuming that air ducts & vents are throughout all of the areas you are looking to heat. This option would have the oil burner as a backup unit for travel times.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: skobydog On: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:01 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Not trying to lose a sale for LL,but is the Hitzer 50-93 capable of heating your sq,footage ?? if so ,keep the oil furnace & wire the circulation fan to run all the time at a low speed which would then distribute the warm air to all parts of the house ( assuming that air ducts & vents are throughout all of the areas you are looking to heat. This option would have the oil burner as a backup unit for travel times.


I tried that with "some" success but I didn't like the furnace running 24/7. I now see there are products out there and thermostats themselves that can run the fan for various amount of times also but I think the better solution would be a stove down there.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:26 am

I never encourage anyone to pull out their existing oil boiler. Keep it as a backup not only for when you go out of town but just in case you get sick, break a leg or some other catastrophy. I got a severe case of the flu this winter and was in bed with double vision and a fever for 3 days. I was able to leave the house again after about 9 days. It really smacked me good. If we hadn't had the oil boiler as a backup we would have had a problem since my wife can't handle the coal or the ashes due to her asthma and small size. She's 4-11".

Keep that oil boiler as a backup.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: plumber On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:56 am

I'll have to put my two cents in and agree with the good Reverend, I've made that mistake.

My house got heavily damaged by a large tree, and we were displaced for a few months. The hotel we were living in was an hour away, and we had to make the trip daily to ensure the house has heat.
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Re: Stoker with Smallest Footprint

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 am

Why not move your hand fed downstairs and put a new stoker upstairs so you have less mess in your living space?
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