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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- Stove/Furnace Model: Alaska Kodiak Stoker II
Thanks for the encouraging feedback everyone. I currently have the entire jacket removed and am doing a thorough inspection. One area that I did know about already was where the stack exits in the rear, moisture would collect when the stove was not being used in a flat spot and rusted through. I am cutting this section out and replacing it. I should get a good feel for the condition of the rest of the steel when I start welding on it. I am a bit overcautious when it comes to solid fuel heaters so if this does not prove to be sound I will probably scrap it. I also am not one to just discard something because it is old, after all my wife has not thrown me out yet!!