Brunco furnace

Brunco furnace

PostBy: ssettle On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:50 am

Hello everyone ...new guy here..Some questions here I just ordered a wood/coal burning furnace and was wondering if any of you have experience with the Brunco brand out of Ohio? I went to a local dealer to buy a Harmon but was told they couldn't get them without a very long wait but they were offering this brand so I bought one. It's really hard getting any type of stove nowadays with the demain. I looked it up on the internet and it seems to be well made. I plan on burning just coal ..anthracite if possible.
I have very limited experience with coal..my family use coal when I was a young boy 37 years ago but that was in a very old furnace. It was a big round unit that took up a large part of our basement... I see things have changed alot since then. I currently have a forced air oil heater thats seen better days. I was going to replace it with a new one acouple years ago but I'm glad didn't. Be like throwing money down a hole with the way oil prices shot up. anyway I'll be lurking around here for quite awhile reading all the information I can . Going back to coal is going to be like going back in time...Later Steve
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Re: Brunco furnace

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:04 am

I did a google search, the firebox has vertical sides, firbrick lined, and the entire bottom of the firebox is the grates system... so far very good, a perfect design for coal.. But I haven't found any mention that the grates are hooked to a shaker system.. this is a must... Is there a shaker handle on the right hand side of the unit that shakes the grates??? I hope so, because without a shaker,, this is a wood stove and Bituminous coal only..

If there is a shaker handle,, it looks great,,

Greg L

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Re: Brunco furnace

PostBy: ssettle On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:19 am

I just took a look at the manual on the net for the furnace and yes it does have a shaker grate the handle doesn't stay attacted to the stove. Plus it will burn either anthracite ( chestnut) or bit coal. Now all I have to do is get everything ready for the furnace hook up. I have a block chimney without a liner with an 8inch ID.. the furnace comes with a 7inch flue The cost is adding up but still going to be way cheaper than oil. I can get coal from a supplier 6 miles from my home..Steve
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Re: Brunco furnace

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:02 pm

If you are sure there are no leaks in the chimney, don't waste any money on a liner.. if you are unsure about the integrity of the mortar joints in the chimney, then a liner is worth the peace of mind..

Does Burnco make a boiler??? it may be an alternative to the other manufacterers that are sold out for the season... I fear than many mediorcre stoves, furnaces and boilers will be bought this fall,, and we will have a rash of people struggling to burn anthracite in units really designed to burn wood..

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Brunco furnace

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:46 pm

LsFarm wrote:I did a google search, the firebox has vertical sides, firbrick lined, and the entire bottom of the firebox is the grates system... so far very good, a perfect design for coal.. But I haven't found any mention that the grates are hooked to a shaker system.. this is a must... Is there a shaker handle on the right hand side of the unit that shakes the grates??? I hope so, because without a shaker,, this is a wood stove and Bituminous coal only..

If there is a shaker handle,, it looks great,,

Greg L

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Here is the info Greg They Make Furnace's & Stove's no boiler's

http://www.brunks.com/Bruncofurnaces.html
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Re: Brunco furnace

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:39 am

ssettle wrote:Plus it will burn either anthracite ( chestnut) or bit coal.


Make sure there is no overfire air getting into the firebox with anthracite, either through the door or combustion air duct. Bituminous will require it, antracite is not happy with it.
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