Good Morning, I live in Michigan north of Deeeetroit and have always been interested in coal. I grew up in a very big home with a coal fired steam boiler that fed 15 cast iron radiators. You not only had to load it with coal and adjust the air but also had to make sure the water tank was filled, sometimes twice a day.It would bang and whistle, burp and grumble, it was alive and you sure did know when it was sick! It was like having a steam engine in your basement! My family has owned the home for 75 years but now it has a very modern gas fired boiler thats the size of an end table and not very fun
The old one had it's own room next to the bin.
Best regards to everyone and good fellowship....