Need Help Chosing First Stove!

Need help chosing first stove!

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed May 07, 2008 10:38 pm

I am new to coal and am going to buy my first stove. I have a 3 story 3,000 sq.ft. house. I want to put the unit in the cellar and tie it in to the duct work. I will direct vent it for now. I am looking at 3 stoves or furnaces. The leisure line
hyfire II, the reading susquehanna and the keystoker koker. Any comments or thoughts about any of these stoves would be a great help. Thanks for the help! Plumb-r
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 Energy Master I Stoker

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Re: Need help chosing first stove!

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed May 07, 2008 10:57 pm

I've heard only good things about Leisure Line and Keystoker, don't know the other.

Check the difference, if there is one, between direct vent, and power vent. A power vent uses a bunch of electricity and with coal would be running 24/7. If I had to use a power vent I'd put it on the old system & use the chinmey for the coal.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Need help chosing first stove!

PostBy: spc On: Thu May 08, 2008 6:58 am

This was my first year with the LL Pioneer & it was great. The Coal-trol is a must have & comes standard on all LL's. Get the Hyfire with a Hot Air Jacket & you won't be sorry. Jerry from LL is a manufacturer rep on this forum & is right here to answer your questions. Good luck.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer