Looking at Stokers

Looking at Stokers

PostBy: ASea On: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:38 pm

Why should I buy a Leisure Line over other brands what's the difference?
ASea
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 111
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Peerless Boiler with Cast Iron Baseboards

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Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:51 pm

ASea wrote:Why should I buy a Leisure Line over other brands what's the difference?



We keep a presence here. We have one of the simplest design stokers. We have a 3 yr warranty on all electrical parts. We have a strong customer support base. American made. Coal Trol Thermostat.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: Pacowy On: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:28 pm

Flyer5 wrote: We keep a presence here. We have one of the simplest design stokers. We have a 3 yr warranty on all electrical parts. We have a strong customer support base. American made. Coal Trol Thermostat.


I think you forgot to mention that you and Matt are good guys. :lol: :up:

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:34 pm

Pacowy wrote:
Flyer5 wrote: We keep a presence here. We have one of the simplest design stokers. We have a 3 yr warranty on all electrical parts. We have a strong customer support base. American made. Coal Trol Thermostat.


I think you forgot to mention that you and Matt are good guys. :lol: :up:

Mike


Thanks Mike.


I am the better looking one though. :D
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: CoaldHeat On: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:16 am

Also lots of LL users on here that can also help with advice.

Great support from Matt and Dave!

The biggest reason....Their products work great! -8 actual temperature a couple weeks ago at my house (Wind chill far below that) and my LL Pioneer 90K BTU model kept my 2400+ Sq. Ft. home toasty warm with little effort. A lot warmer than I would ever heat the house with oil.
CoaldHeat
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer LE/T
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: ChrisS On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:12 am

We are on year two with a Keystoker. Zero complaints. Must admit, I was not familiar with or introduced to LL when we bought it. While I did not enjoy the recent extreme cold, I love watching the stoker deal with the temperature, like she was just waiting for a good challenge. 72-degrees was no problem in the house.
ChrisS
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Blaschak, Lehigh Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump (set to "OFF" now), Propane FP insert

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:14 am

ASea wrote:Why should I buy a Leisure Line over other brands what's the difference?


Are you considering a stoker stove or a boiler?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: ASea On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:24 am

Rob R. wrote:
ASea wrote:Why should I buy a Leisure Line over other brands what's the difference?


Are you considering a stoker stove or a boiler?


I have a Chubby Blower model now. When I am not home it is allowed to go out, my Wife does not want to tend it. My thoughts were the stoker would be easier on us all,all she would be required to do is dump in a bag of coal or empty the ash pan if it was overflowing. No need to shake or have the grate jam etc. Plus the capacity on the stoker is 80lbs of rice vs 35lbs of nut in the chubby and the ash pan is huge vs the Chubby.
ASea
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 111
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Peerless Boiler with Cast Iron Baseboards

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Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:48 am

You could let the stove run out a couple times when yer on the road and see ifn her attitude changes a little.........

She might just start to love yer little chubby..... :gee: not sure that came out correctly??????

:bag:
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:55 am

waldo lemieux wrote:You could let the stove run out a couple times when yer on the road and see ifn her attitude changes a little.........

She might just start to love yer little chubby..... :gee: not sure that came out correctly??????

:bag:

:up: :clap: toothy
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: ASea On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:03 pm

She is happy to turn up the thermostat on the oil burner which this year isn't a big deal. If Oil goes back up and I believe it will I want to be ready.
ASea
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby
Baseburners & Antiques: Our Glenwood 111
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Peerless Boiler with Cast Iron Baseboards

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: CoaldHeat On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:25 pm

My wife can and has tended the stove, though she hasn't needed to all that often. My Pioneer holds 110 lbs of rice coal, that amount of coal will last quite a while. It does require what I call "ramping the hopper" which is nothing more than pulling the coal from the sides of the hopper to the front middle (where the coal gets drawn into the stove) and the reverse of that in the ash pan. I use the same shovel I "ramp" with to make a hole in the ash pile that is in the ash pan. That gives extra time for the falling ash to fill the pan without overflowing. I burn Blaschak 40lb bags of rice, she can and has been able to put a 40lb bag into the hopper. I spend about 5 minutes a day tending the stove this way, and empty the ash pan from about once to twice a week on average. I empty the ash pan into a galvanized garbage can (about half the size of a full size can) that sits outside 24/7. When that can gets full I throw it into the pickup truck and take it to my local firehouse (less than .5 mile from home) and empty it into 55 gallon drums they have setup for ash disposal, takes about 15 minutes. So on average I spend less than an hour a week tending to heat my home. Way warmer than with oil, way cheaper than with oil. :)
CoaldHeat
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer LE/T
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: DENNIS BAUER On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:25 pm

The GF takes care of all the stoves. Hitzer 30-95 in the garage, Keystoker 105 in the house, and the wood fire place in the living room when we use it.
DENNIS BAUER
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 105 - House
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30-95 - Garage
Coal Size/Type: RICE AND NUT
Other Heating: PROPANE FURNACE, ELECTIC BASE BOARD, AND WOOD FIRE PLACE

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:26 pm

Lots of folks discuss your question.
Every stove requires maintenance.
Don't use wet coal in any of them.
Take them apart for the Summer.
Oil the motors, clean the blower fins.
Clean the firebox.
Be kind to it.

Look at several manufacturers.
Can the manufacturer be directly contacted ?
Are parts available ? How much?
Simple to troubleshoot?
Simple to clean?

As a retired 37 year aerospace engineer that analyzes everything, it was no contest.
The Pocono.
The Tacoma of Stokers
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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Looking at Stokers

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:09 pm

but the Anthraking line is the KING of stokers. A breed apart. Peace.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

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