hot air coal furnace options

hot air coal furnace options

PostBy: nelsbp56 On: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:35 am

I've been researching options about converting to a hot air coal fired stoker in addition/replacement of our current oil fired furnace. I'm looking for suggestions from people that have experience doing this. The models I have found so far that are set up for hot air and would work in the basement of my current home are the Keystoker a120, Alaska 140, and reading Susquehanna RSDB-06. I'm not interested in a boiler system and I would prefer not to install a hot water heat exchanger system to connect to the current hot air ducts in my house. The house is a large Victorian style. I have a hand fired efel coal stove we use for supplemental heating in our main living area and have used that for 10+ years. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with these models or who could offer suggestions about any other models that appear they may suit my needs! thanks For your help!!
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Re: hot air coal furnace options

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:51 am

Welcome to the forum.

You may also want to check out Leisure Line. Their Hyfire I and II models can have an optional airjacket installed on them that will hook right into your cold air return from your existing oil burner. You then use the oil burner's fan to distribute the heat through the house.

If you go to the Leisure Line website, there are diagrams showing the install procedure.

I myself will be adding a Hyfire II with air jacket to my auto body shop's heating system this summer. No more $ 4.25/gallon oil for me!!! I've had an Alaska older model in the far end of the shop for years, but it couldn't transfer the heat far enough. It is my thinking that the Hyfire II will handle everything I will be needing as far as heat.

And the addition of the CoalTrol is just icing on the cake.


Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: hot air coal furnace options

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:10 am

efm also makes the AF-150 fully automatic coal furnace. Can be used with central A/C
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
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Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

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Re: hot air coal furnace options

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:01 pm

Check out the Keystoker Koker and Leisure Line HyFire II. I just finished my first year with the Koker---built like a tank, cranks out the heat, and reasonably priced too. I've also heard rave reviews about the LL HyFire II. NOTE: I believe the HyFire I has been discontinued. I also recommend the LL "solution" for integrating the furnace you select with your existing duct work: http://www.leisurelinestoves.com/1904137.html

I went with a more complicated solution (i.e.: professionally installed expensive cold air return and hot air supply) which I'm really not happy with. I'll be converting my Koker to the LL suggested solution over the summer.

You can't miss with either the Koker or HyFire II.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: hot air coal furnace options

PostBy: stokin-railroad On: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:12 pm

i also went with kestoker koker this year with much satisfaction.i have mine hooked to plenum on furnace but have plans to connect as ll suggests.co-worker that comes from heating/ac business recommends cold air return hook up,natural convection.was 70*with no problem this season maybe i will use less coal -save more this year, :lol: to the oilman :mad:
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Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160k

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