olde_newengland wrote:I found an add-on coal boiler online made by New Yorker. It looks very interesting. Does anyone have any experience with this company and this particular line of products? They have two different models. A 90,000 btu/hr and a 130,000 btu/hr. They look like they are strictly hand fed.
I believe another member here has a New Yorker and yes they are hand fired. The only thing dirty about coal is when you move it. Before you burn it, there is the risk of getting black dust all over everything. If you wet it, no dust. After you burn it, you have grey/white ash to spread around if not careful. As far as smoke, there is none. My oil burner puffs a slight cloud @ startup, I have never ever seen anything visible from the chimney on anthracite, not even water vapor at -15*.
No one will ever know your saving tons of money, they will think your freezing to death while your sitting in your shorts with sweat rolling down your face.