White Walls ?

White walls ?

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Fri May 02, 2008 8:40 pm

Im close to buying a Keystoker 90, but the wife is concerned that our white walls will turn black, and the house will smell. Any thoughts to this ? Thanks !
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 - Direct vent

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Re: White walls ?

PostBy: mike On: Fri May 02, 2008 8:53 pm

You shouldn't get any odor in the house if everything is working right. As far as the walls turning black as long as your carefull handiling the coal and ash you should be allright. It's really not as dirty as some of the old wives tales make it out to be as long as you carefull.
Stove/Furnace Make: Gentleman Janitor GJ5
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading utility stove

Re: White walls ?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri May 02, 2008 9:08 pm

Coal is a lot cleaner and odor free compared to burning wood.. I used to have to repaint every two years.. the ceilings turned yellow from the escaped smoke.. and smell, I don't miss the stink of creosote leaking out of a chimney pipe joint.. !!

Greg L
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: White walls ?

PostBy: europachris On: Sat May 03, 2008 7:53 am

Only smell you'll ever get is when you open the load door to wipe down the glass, and that's minor. Unplug the stove when you take out the ash pan and you'll minimize any fly ash. It will stink a little the first time you light the stove, too, if it's new.

I burn Blaschak bag coal, and it's pretty wet, so there is zero coal dust floating around. I have to dust a little more often from the little bit of fly ash that escapes, but again, it's really minor.

Overall, you'd never know there was a coal burning appliance in our home. It just sits there, hums quietly, and pours out the heat.
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

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