coal fired hot water heater

coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: dlj On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:59 pm

Many moons ago, I used to have a small coal fired hot water heater. At that time, I didn't think much about these things as having various coal fired aparatus around was common.

Thinking back on it now, I'd really love to get my hands on one of them again. I have no idea what brand it was or anything, so I'll just have to try and describe it as best I can remember.

It was fairly small, about 2-1/2 tall, shaped kind of like a big headed bullet. The top was a double walled cast iron piece with a hatch for a door kind of at 45 degrees from center where the coal was fed. This top piece had a water connector in the middle of the back and dead center in the top. That way the cold water could flow into the back and the heat would let it rise out the top.

The bottom part was pretty simple, had the point where the grates could be shaken and then a bottom door with the air control on it. The one I had didn't have a floor, it was made to be sitting on a dirt floor and nobody cared. I don't know if it was just missing or made that way.

Does anybody recognize what kind of stove I'm trying to describe? Anybody know what they are called, got a picture and/or even better anybody know where I could buy one?

dj
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
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Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: tsb On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:03 pm

search "Bucket a day".
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:20 pm

Search on here, some members have them.
heres a couple on here

bucket a day heater

sears bucket coal stove - any info ?


Also check Ebay or Craiglist
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: dlj On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:28 pm

tsb wrote:search "Bucket a day".


Now that is really close. Found one reference that had a picture, that is very similar.

That would work in fact if I could find one.

Got any other great leads on names?

dj
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: wayne chace On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:34 pm

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Coal Size/Type: Rice,Pea,Chesnut
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: dlj On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:15 am

I knew I'd come to the right place... You guys are awesome! Those are the ones! I guess they aren't found all that often? Anybody using one?

dj
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: Homer+1 On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:11 pm

Hi there is a brand new bucket a day stove on e-bay for 499.00 Location Ringtown PA search coal stove and it will come up. Jim :)
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:11 pm

DLJ, what model Glenwood are you using? Do you want the bucket-a-day to play with or is this going to be functional?
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: dlj On: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:41 pm

whistlenut wrote:DLJ, what model Glenwood are you using? Do you want the bucket-a-day to play with or is this going to be functional?


Whistlenut,

I'm running an old Glenwood Base heater. See my posts on Finally! Got my Glenwood Base Heater installed! if you are interested in seeing my Glenwood.

I want functional. I'm thinking of putting one in my basement to make hot water for several applications: domestic hot water, in floor heating hot water circuit, and possibly an exterior under the driveway heating system. I have no way to make hot water right now except using electric.

dj
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: Brandy On: Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:27 pm

The American Boiler & Foundry Co. Milan Michigan
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: dlj On: Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:26 pm

Thats a nice looking one... Are you using it? Just buy it?

dj
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: Jackman On: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:07 am

dlj, you still looking for a coal fired hot water unit? I am local to you up in Kingston NY and have one very similar to the one in the pic all parts are there just needs a smoke pipe.... I 'll post the mfg and model later as its a little bit buried at this time...

wayne chace wrote:
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:32 pm

Read thru this thread...he just started up a #45 BAD (bucket a day) water heater. :)

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Re: coal fired hot water heater

PostBy: windrider313 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:14 pm

dlj On: Wed Jan 27, 2010

I have seen your post regarding the coal fired hot water heater you were in search of. Have you found one?
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Re: coal fired hot water heater

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