New Furnace coming soon

Re: New Furnace coming soon

PostBy: Berlin On: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:33 am

well, that guy that i just picked up that little stoker stove from in louisville ky, had just installed a ducted forced air heating system fired by corn (don't know the mfgr.) but after many thousands of dollers boy is he pissed. he claims its more work than a wood furnace. i've never heard too much good about them from anyone i know, and seems to come down to mainly the amount of maintinence the stoker system needs, it's always getting something gummed up with caramelized sugars.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
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Re: New Furnace coming soon

PostBy: Hammer8 On: Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:17 am

I spoke to Fred, the midwest Rep for Alaska Stove.


Hi WIcoal. Would you mind sending me the info on the Alaska rep?? I didn't know they had anyone out this way. Thanks.
Don
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak Stoker with power vent

Re: New Furnace coming soon

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:24 am

Berlin wrote:well, that guy that i just picked up that little stoker stove from in louisville ky, had just installed a ducted forced air heating system fired by corn (don't know the mfgr.) but after many thousands of dollers boy is he *censored*. he claims its more work than a wood furnace. i've never heard too much good about them from anyone i know, and seems to come down to mainly the amount of maintinence the stoker system needs, it's always getting something gummed up with caramelized sugars.


That's funny! I've heard corn is a royal PITA to burn because of the sugars gumming up the works. Guess he should have kept the coal stove, LOL!!

So, how is that Combustioneer? Pictures? Info? Gonna fire it up and test it out? Enquiring minds want to know! :P

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

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Re: New Furnace coming soon

PostBy: WIcoal On: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:49 am

jpen1 wrote:That unit from st. croix will only burn biomass like corn , wheat, pellets , barley, or cherry pits. I have seen threre line up in person and they will not burn coal. They use basically what consists of a coal stove type direct venter to supply the air for combustions as do most bio mass stoves. They pull the combustion air through the material in the burn pot rather than pushing up through like on all coal stokers. However they are well made and very efficient bio mass stoves for those who are not in or close to the coal region they are definitely a unit to look at.
I spoke directly to factory, for that information. Then I spoke to the largest distributor of St. Croix corn stoves in the country (http://www.trycornstove.com) and they told me that in the future, that brand will be burning rice coal.
WIcoal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Lamppa Kuuma wood furnace
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Re: New Furnace coming soon

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:04 am

WICOAL... What have you located for fuel sources in SE Wisconsin? Than may drive your appliance choice as it will mine.

So far only found bags at 6.50 each. Ill need bulk.
Sting
 
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