Question for Dave or Matt

Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: northernmainecoal On: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:17 am

I see an Axeman Anderson for sale in your area as well for the same $$ you are asking
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95
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Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: strykerlover On: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:54 pm

I'm beginning to think that Coal is not the answer for everybody. I am willing to negotiate on the price if you know anybody that may be interested in trying coal at the fraction of the cost.

It has only been used for 1.5 winters.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 220
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Coal
Other Heating: Oil Fired Vega, Beckwell Pellet Stove

Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:24 pm

Don't forget to put your furnace in the classifieds here: For Sale Coal Boilers, Furnaces, Stoves and Heating Related Items
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Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:58 am

strykerlover wrote:I'm beginning to think that Coal is not the answer for everybody. I am willing to negotiate on the price if you know anybody that may be interested in trying coal at the fraction of the cost.

It has only been used for 1.5 winters.


Your statement about coal not being for everyone is pretty much true. To be able to use coal you must be able to tend it at least twice a day and depending on the appliance three times a day. Coal appliances are not set it and forget it. You also might live in an area where the economics of burning coal just isn't there. Oil might be cheaper.

A few years back my routine as a minister meant I kept hours that were erratic. I could plan on being home at 3 pm and not make it until 3 am due to different emergencies. The hand fired coal stove we had didn't lend itself to erratic hours. Thank goodness we had a stoker in the basement with a LARGE hopper and a bunker that held 8 ton.

Moral of this story is watch the economics.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: strykerlover On: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:09 am

Thank you!!! :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 220
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Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:47 am

strykerlover wrote:Yup, my parents have a Keystoker boiler and use half the coal I use and their house is much bigger. The difference is that their boiler is in their basement and mine is 150 feet away in the garage. I think that the 220 is not a big enough unit to handle my needs. Please share your experiences I have been inside and out of this boiler a number of times.


Coming in late here though read all the posts reasonably well. The above quote reminds me of a old friend in Stafford CT who absolutely reveled in his outside wood boiler only to find several years later from his now ex-wife that the heat loss from running ~ 80-100 feet underground was a real heat loss killer not to mention the return water cooling off more than when it departed the house foundation. Your house being 150' away plus your northerly location deep earth freeze could be a serious system challenge for any heating source not to mention the pressure drop & electricity to deal with that. There are likely on line calculators for underground insulated flex pipe heat loss. Also please consider that if you use glycol in your system the heat content per gallon of solution is reduced as well. You may want to seriously consider these factors as part of your new system's overall heat assessment.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: oilboy On: Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:52 am

Good Morning, Matt a friend of mine bought and installed the leisure line wl110 oil/coal boiler.
He loves it. It is currently running of #2 fuel oil. its cheaper hers than rice coal. the only small problem is
the ash tray at the bottom gets water in it. there are no signs of a water leak, I'm thinking its condensation?
He has lost most of the manual. Is there something that is missing or should be taken out. He mentioned that he has called
you, but he could not remember your answer. Do you think it is possible to email me the installation manual. Or let me know
what might be the problem. thank you from Massachusetts
oilboy
 

Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:59 am

You can download the manual right from their website.

https://www.leisurelinestove.com/wp-con ... nualR6.pdf
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
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Re: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:55 am

Burning oil and getting condensation. :o What does a oil tech have to say about this?
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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: Question for Dave or Matt

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:39 pm

oilboy wrote:Good Morning, Matt a friend of mine bought and installed the leisure line wl110 oil/coal boiler.
He loves it. It is currently running of #2 fuel oil. its cheaper hers than rice coal. the only small problem is
the ash tray at the bottom gets water in it. there are no signs of a water leak, I'm thinking its condensation?
He has lost most of the manual. Is there something that is missing or should be taken out. He mentioned that he has called
you, but he could not remember your answer. Do you think it is possible to email me the installation manual. Or let me know
what might be the problem. thank you from Massachusetts


Did he install the insulation pieces for running on oil? There are 2. Also the diffuser should be removed.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer