Newb Here With ?S

Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: Johnny5 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:06 pm

Just starting to do some research so forgive me, for I not know what I'm saying.
1. I need a coal stove,so any recommendations will be greatly appreciated (also if you could add prices with said recommendations that would also be appreciated) I understand prices fluctuate some depending on location and who I'm buying it from but ball park would work.
2. Can I use a power vent on a hand loaded stove?
I'm not looking to break the bank but I am willing to spend a little extra for qaulity. The stove will be going in my basement, we just bought our first house it's a single floor ranch with full basement total of 2000 sqft. I don't mind loading if need be, just looking for a qaulity unit that won't break the bank. Also it must have a viewing window because I likes to look at the fire it's shiny :D
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Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:04 pm

Welcome Johnny5. Be patient and a cast of characters will be along to weave a trail of intrigue. And you get all your questions answered too. :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:12 pm

Speakin of location J, finish your profile--prices & availability vary.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: Johnny5 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks for the replies, I will update my location.
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Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:27 pm

John, you should check out the different avenues on this website, and see what style suits your fancy. A basement installation could be very effective, depending how you install it. Also, what are your requirements for a chimney? Is there already one installed, or will you be starting from scratch? If you're willing to hang out through the summer, the crew here will have you up and running by next season. What brought you to coal? We're glad you chose it, and it won't let you down. Welcome aboard, and don't give up the ship. :)
P.S. Now I see your location. You are "VERY" close to a few of our "experienced" antique suppliers.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:47 pm

I'm going to move this to the hand fired forum, we should get all those old timers in on this one. :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: StokerDon On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:48 pm

Johnny5 wrote:1. I need a coal stove,so any recommendations will be greatly appreciated (also if you could add prices with said recommendations that would also be appreciated) I understand prices fluctuate some depending on location and who I'm buying it from but ball park would work.

Welcome to the forum.
When you say "stove" do you mean boiler, furnace or stove?

Johnny5 wrote:2. Can I use a power vent on a hand loaded stove?

No, absolutely not. You need a chimney.

There are lots of great hand fired stoves out there. Check out this constantly running thread:
Boilers/Stoves/Coal/Parts on Craigslist and Other Sites

This is where our members post stoves boilers and furnaces they find for sale. It's a bit addicting though, be careful.

Good Luck,

-Don
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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:54 pm

Welcome.

Does the house have a chimney currently? Any sort of central heat?
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

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Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: Johnny5 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:27 pm

Thanks for all of this, I'm feelin the love. Stove, boiler, etc I have no idea the difference. When I say I'm a newb I'm talking Bambi hasn't figured out how to use them legs yet. I'm not even sure how chimney and draft and all that stuff works. I'm pretty sure I'm looking for a stove though. Like I said a stoker or hand load is what I'm lookin for. Currently my house has an oil burner. My brother in law said the chimney is not big enough to accommodate an additional heat source so we would be building a stainless steel job or I had seen a video about using a power vent on a stoker setup. I'm choosing coal due to its abilities and cost effectiveness and it's pretty awesome. I like that ol timey feeling.
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Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:34 pm

Johnny5 wrote:Thanks for all of this, I'm feelin the love. Stove, boiler, etc I have no idea the difference. When I say I'm a newb I'm talking Bambi hasn't figured out how to use them legs yet. I'm not even sure how chimney and draft and all that stuff works. I'm pretty sure I'm looking for a stove though. Like I said a stoker or hand load is what I'm lookin for. Currently my house has an oil burner. My brother in law said the chimney is not big enough to accommodate an additional heat source so we would be building a stainless steel job or I had seen a video about using a power vent on a stoker setup. I'm choosing coal due to its abilities and cost effectiveness and it's pretty awesome. I like that ol timey feeling.


Well, the rule is : one chimney, one appliance. Hooking up 2 appliances to one chimney is generally not recommended.

You'll likely still need to have that oil burner hooked up (chk local codes, insurance co. rules etc). But it looks like you have already decided to keep the oil burner. So it maybe a moot point.
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

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PostBy: Johnny5 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:36 pm

Yeah I was planning on keeping it but I don't want to have to use it much at all if any. If that's possible?
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Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:40 pm

Hook your oil burner to either a power vent or stainless steel stack,hook the coal burner to the masonry chimney.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: Johnny5 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:43 pm

That would be difficult only because my furnace is directly under the chimney. It has doors that slide/fold open on all sides and it vents right up into it.
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PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:51 pm

Johnny5 wrote:That would be difficult only because my furnace is directly under the chimney. It has doors that slide/fold open on all sides and it vents right up into it.

The chimney has doors ??????????????
The furnace has doors ??? They open to vent the exhaust into the chimney ?????????????????

So when you decide to go 100% efficiency with oil,you open the doors & let the oil exhaust into your house ???????????????? (roll eyes)

PICTURES !!!!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Newb Here With ?S

PostBy: Johnny5 On: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:01 pm

Lmao no, I meant the furnace is enclosed with these doors and you open them up to access the furnace. Directly above it is the chimney which is vented directly to the top of the furnace. I'll upload some pics as soon as I can persuade myself to get up off the couch.
Johnny5
 

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