Hi I am new to this forum & coal in general so please be patient. I live in alaska where all we have is sub bituminous & all my the local supplier carries is chestnut. I have been trying to find an indoor stoker boiler that will burn this coal. All I have found sofar is a Global Hydronics CF but it is an outdoor model & I really don't want to have to go outside @ 30 below zero to service my stove. My brother in law had a king coal, bottom feed, indoor stoker boiler for many years up here & loved it. The boiler ran all winter with no problems ever. All he ever did was clean it a couple times a week. The people who bought his house had the coal boiler removed about 15 years ago & no one knows what happened to it.
All our coal comes from usebelli coal mine in healy. I understand it is low quality coal ,but from talking to folks up here who lived with coal heat I have not heard about any coking or buildup problems. Would that most likely be from the model of stoves they were / are using? None of the stoves I have heard of folks up here using are still available, so I was wondering if anyone still builds a stocker boiler that will burn our coal well.
Thanks for your help & guidance