Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Older Ashley Cabinet ( pre US Stove gobble up)
- Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Energy King 480 EK
- Coal Size/Type: Warm weather smaller coal. Cold weather larger coal.
- Other Heating: Oil Furnace Backup when repairs are needed
- Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King Furnace
- Stove/Furnace Model: 480 EK
- Location: Glens Falls NY Area
Running a hand fired stove suddenly became easier when…The wife started filling it with coal
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- Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Fire Chief 700
- Coal Size/Type: Stove or nut
- Stove/Furnace Make: fire chief
- Stove/Furnace Model: fc700
- Location: Ephratah NY
my hand fired became easy to run when I added my draft inducer and made some modification that I read about on this forum. With out the forum I would have not known about the draft inducer or the modification to stop over fire draft. So I owe my being able to burn anthracite in the Firechief to this forum.
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- Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
- Stove/Furnace Model: SF-260 Boiler
... I started heaping the coal up in the middle of the firebox in my Harman SF-260 boiler. I was filling to the top of the fire brick and making the top of the coal level with the sides. In a Harman SF-260 boiler, the fire bricks are not placed vertically along the sides of the firebox (they're placed horizontally for some reason ) so that made for not-so-deep coal. The middle portion of my coal load is now twice the height it used to be. Now when I go to shakedown and refill, the coal fire is in much better shape than it used to be. I would occasionally lose the fire before I started mounding it up in the middle.