What the best new stove for burning BIT

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:46 pm

oros35 wrote:One of those stokers looks to be the ticket, if they only still made them. I haven't just run across any of these, guess I'll have to start hunting one down. Ideally a boiler version would be nice for what I'd like to do.

I'm normally all about old stuff, but I wish I could buy something new this time.

If it wasn't so far of a drive, this might be a nice unit for your needs:
Boilers/Stoves/Coal/Parts on Craigslist and Other Sites
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace


Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: oros35 On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:43 pm

Thanks! I saw that, quite a hike. Cost as much in fuel to get it as it would to purchase!

(ok just ran the numbers again, not quite as much in fuel but still 1160 miles round trip!)
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:58 pm

oros35 wrote:Thanks! I saw that, quite a hike. Cost as much in fuel to get it as it would to purchase!

(ok just ran the numbers again, not quite as much in fuel but still 1160 miles round trip!)

Just look at the fun you would have on the trip. Sites to see, and Mooses or Meeses to dodge :woot: toothy
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:18 pm

If you want a relatively clean burn, then I think a stoker is the only way to go with bit coal.

There may be a hand fired that is best, but that best will still be pretty dirty.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: corey On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:37 pm

oros35 wrote:Thanks! I saw that, quite a hike. Cost as much in fuel to get it as it would to purchase!

(ok just ran the numbers again, not quite as much in fuel but still 1160 miles round trip!)

When I get my Ashley stove I'll let you know how it goes with bit.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:57 pm

Only the name plate MIGHT be Ashley--it's still USS C. Does your neighbor burn bit in his?
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: corey On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:31 pm

freetown fred wrote:Only the name plate MIGHT be Ashley--it's still USS C. Does your neighbor burn bit in his?

Yeah. His stove has really took some abuse to heat his drafty house I must say. He don't go gentle with her but he's always been in control unlike my crap box I'm replacing.

Edit he falls into the one match club also.
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:37 pm

Good, plus he can give ya any advice ya might need. Lots easier being right there. :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut


Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:32 pm

oros35 wrote:Thanks! I saw that, quite a hike. Cost as much in fuel to get it as it would to purchase!

(ok just ran the numbers again, not quite as much in fuel but still 1160 miles round trip!)


If you didn't need to lay eyeballs and hands on it...Fastenal would get it to Beaver County for $150.00. :idea:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: coalder On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:01 pm

Beware my friend!! The Wonderloux & Ashley are as similar as Chevrolet & GMC, without the same quality control!!!!! I'm thinking you are going from the pan to the fryer. Bottom line is USSC Absolutely sucks!!! *censored* in= *censored* goes out!! Cant say no more, when Hitzer is right here!! You are a big boy, so I'm signing off. Make your decision & don't cry about it. We are here to help, however our advice falls on deaf ears. Bottom line is if'n ya piss away as much money on a piece of garbage & yes USSC is junk!!! as a Hitzer & then BITCH, NOBODY is gonna hear about it!!!!! Best of luck.
Jim
coalder
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 160
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: wood parlor stove

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: corey On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:24 pm

Can admin delete all my post in this thread.

I'll shut up I'm just stirring trouble thank you!
corey
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: USS Ashley coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Eastern KY bituminous

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:26 pm

corey wrote:Can admin delete all my post in this thread.

I'll shut up I'm just stirring trouble thank you!


Meh, don't let him bother ya partner. Occasional mud slinging may happen, it's just par for the course lol. I've slung a fair share myself, but I try not to so much anymore. My buddy down the road has an Ashley circulator. He burns wood in it, it does what it's suppose to do.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:41 pm

McGiever wrote:
oros35 wrote:Thanks! I saw that, quite a hike. Cost as much in fuel to get it as it would to purchase!

(ok just ran the numbers again, not quite as much in fuel but still 1160 miles round trip!)


If you didn't need to lay eyeballs and hands on it...Fastenal would get it to Beaver County for $150.00. :idea:

That's a great idea! I'm pretty leery about buying without putting my hands on it though.

And I still have issues with how to use it in my house. The only place in the house to put it is in the finished game room (where my current stove is. And I don't think that one is pretty enough to go there. I'm struggling to find a way to make this all work. (did I mention I really don't like my house! )
If it were a boiler I would put it in a shed in the back yard and run some lines to a heat exchanger on my electric furnace. Other than the expense of a shed that would be perfect.

I'm going to have something figured out before next winter though!
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:44 pm

SWPaDon wrote:
oros35 wrote:Thanks! I saw that, quite a hike. Cost as much in fuel to get it as it would to purchase!

(ok just ran the numbers again, not quite as much in fuel but still 1160 miles round trip!)

Just look at the fun you would have on the trip. Sites to see, and Mooses or Meeses to dodge :woot: toothy

Vermont is on my list of states I need to visit!
oros35
 
Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: What the best new stove for burning BIT

PostBy: coalder On: Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:14 pm

freetown fred wrote:Only the name plate MIGHT be Ashley--it's still USS C. Does your neighbor burn bit in his?


Fred I went on USSC website seems only difference between the wondersucks & Ashley is cosmetics. Like comparing Chevy to GMC. No difference. However when I researched the Alaskan part of this forum several members were using the Hitzer 55 & 82 with great results. And that is BIT country. No way I would purchase a USSC when I could get a Hitzer for about the same price!!! To do so is utter insanity !!
Jim
coalder
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 160
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: wood parlor stove