Can Any One ID This Burner?

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.
Post Reply
User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:47 pm

I have had this stove for sometime now and I cant find out who the manufacture is.It says double comfort on the loading door.It has two doors .A glass window in the front!Any help???
Image
Image
Image[/img]
Image[/img]

User avatar
WNY
Member
Posts: 5849
Joined: Mon. Nov. 14, 2005 8:40 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon
Location: Cuba, NY
Contact:

Post Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 2:05 pm

Looks like a nice little wood stove, I don't see a shaker grate handle, but maybe an option, the bolt between doors may have been a shaker grate option?
- Dave
Hyfire I & Keystoker 90K heating an 1890 Victorian
- Amsoil Authorized T1 Certified Dealer

User avatar
ShawninNY
Member
Posts: 160
Joined: Sat. Jan. 03, 2009 2:31 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Waterford/penn royal in garage
Stove/Furnace Model: 1994 Erin
Location: Suffolk County , New York

Post Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 6:07 pm

hey oceantraveler,is there a shake grate? is the shaker handle located in ash compartment.

User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 7:51 pm

There is a place in the center of the two doors were a handle would go to the shaker! you can see it in one of the pictures there is a bolt in it now.I have been useing it faithfully for 6 yeras now heating my whole house.1200 sqft ranch!Thanks

Visit Hitzer Stoves

User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Thu. Jan. 21, 2010 8:16 pm

Anyone have any Ideas on what the factory set up would be and air controls? what temp would be a good safe temp to burn this babY1????All awnsers are greatlly appreceated ! Thank u in advance for everyones input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 4:46 am

Wanted to try burning some coil today with this unit.I have located a shaker handle and would like to try it out as soon aspossible.any reply s on where I should have the air control adjusments for optimum heating? I have temp gauge so I can mont the flu tempsS...thanks inadvance for your help everyone.Regards Andrew aka oceantraveler..............

User avatar
Freddy
Member
Posts: 6603
Joined: Fri. Apr. 11, 2008 2:54 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 5:38 am

Does it have firebrick lining the inside? Does it have cast iron grates? If so, give 'er a try. Before you do..... make sure you have a CO detector. Do NOT burn coal without one. Would you sleep knowing you had no fire detector? With coal, you don't sleep(or watch TV) without a CO also.

So.... coal.... All air comes from under the grate. Start a wood fire using whatever you want as kindling and one inch hardwood as the main fuel. Once it's going hard, sprinkle in a cup or two of coal every 5 min for half an hour. Once you can see the coal is glowing red add a 2 or 3 inch layer. Once flames are coming out of it, (a few minutes) add another layer. Keep layering until the coal is to the top of the firebrick. Now shut the air down to a "normal level". If you have numbers, try 3. If you have threaded rod & those cast iron knobs, try 1 full turn. After 1/2 hour adjust to your desire. Too hot? When any part of the stove glows red in the dark.
After you "learn the stove" you'll spend much less time with it. Some stoves, 3 minutes twice a day & you're warm as a ....as as...well.... person that burns coal!
Orrington, Maine
Fred

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 6:19 pm

Thanks you freddy.Its lined with firebrick and has cast grates aswell.I may fill it with some coal tonite if all goes well buying some today!

Visit Hitzer Stoves

User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 6:21 pm

Oh yea what would be a good safe temp to run this particular stove at???

User avatar
SMITTY
Member
Posts: 11915
Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 6:26 pm

Shouldn't be any different from other mass produced stoves. I'd call 600° side temps max.
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are
neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ...Such laws make things worse
for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to
encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with
greater confidence than an armed man."

- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On
Crimes and Punishment."

User avatar
oceantraveler
New Member
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Stove/Furnace Model: double comfort

Post Sun. Jan. 24, 2010 9:45 am

Thanks fellas.Gonna Burn some coal this week.I may have to do some searching to find some coal distb around here though! Thanks again for everyones help!

rberq
Member
Posts: 5011
Joined: Mon. Apr. 16, 2007 9:34 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators (fuel oil); propane
Location: Central Maine

Post Sun. Jan. 24, 2010 10:32 am

To emphasize a couple things Freddy said:
Air for coal must come from under the grates, so that air inlet on the loading door will be closed. (Or maybe opened the tiniest tiniest tiniest little bit ... no, even less than you are thinking.)
During the start-up period when you are loading it up with coal, it will want lots of air from under the grates. I just leave the ash door open.
Lots of people use charcoal briquettes instead of hardwood to start the fire -- get them flaming well then start layering on the coal. Don't wait for the charcoal to burn down to cooking condition before adding coal.

P.S. Start with nut coal (which is really bigger than nuts). If that works well you might try pea size (which is really bigger than peas).
Simple answers for simple minds.

Woodchuck Pirate
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat. Mar. 30, 2013 9:00 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Double Comfort DC-250 Eastern Metal Of Elmira Inc
Other Heating: Double Comfort DC-250 Eastern Metal Of Elmira Inc
Stove/Furnace Make: Eastern Metal Of Elmira Inc
Stove/Furnace Model: Double Comfort DC-250
Location: USA
Contact:

Post Sat. Mar. 30, 2013 9:31 pm

Yes!
I believe your stove is a Double Comfort DC-250 made by Energy Division - Easter Metal of Elmira, Inc. 1430 Sullivan Street, Elmira, New York 14901.

I am presently installing what looks like an identical stove today at my farm in Chemung, NY. I bought the stove from my neighbor whom has provided me with his original purchase receipt dated March 6,1982 denoting purchase price of $520.00 plus tax.

My neighbor has provided me with a complete documentation file. This includes original warranty certificate denoting model number DC-250, serial number 20-137, purchase date March 6, 1982. Also included is the original ten page installation and operational instructions. This install/operational instruction manual includes diagrams denoting recommended spacing etc. The operations instructions are well detailed. Also included is a disclaimer sheet advising how to prevent damage to the glass viewing port, suggesting to tighten knobs on the glass retaining frame only to where they touch the frame.

Elmira, NY is about 20 miles west of my farm. I'm not sure if the original manufacturer is still operating, and if so in what capacity. The install manual says Energy Division - Eastern Metal of Elmira Inc. 1430 Sullivan Street, Elmira, New York 14901 (607) 734-7158 "Manufactured with your comfort in mind."

The original purchase receipt says: Eastern Metal of Elmira, Inc. Manufacturers Of Traffic And Safety Signs. Industrial Park-Sullivan St. - (607) 734-2295 Elmira, NY 14901 There is a hand entry denoting: Energy Div 734-7158

I will be scanning the complete document file for my records. My email address is [email protected]

Post Reply

Return to “Hand Fired Coal Stoves & Furnaces Using Anthracite”