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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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lumpocoal
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Post Thu. Aug. 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Dose anyone have one for parts, one of these homesteaders???? or has anyone owned/used one of these? I have to rebrick it......... I also have a Hitzer 55 FA w no blower that needs rebricked, if anyone remotely close to Cochranton/Meadville Pa area $100 for the hitzer its under a tarp outside....I know but I moved and its too big for the new place...
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Post Thu. Aug. 23, 2012 10:35 pm

Bit Burner since 2009, went to burning wood in '12


I think I m pretty good at fixin stuff and drivin trucks....but the only thing im doin is fixin to drive myself crazy....

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Post Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 8:27 am

Never seen one of those before but it looks like a typical circulator type of stove made by many generics. Ashley and US Stove come to mind. What parts do you need and possibly Sears can help you out?

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Post Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 8:22 pm

that link I posted has some of the parts but what I don't understand is why there is a metal piece they call a "liner" instead of a firebrick on its side in the back...there are 2 big holes burnt in it...my wondercoal I used to have had brick this is a smaller stove than the US Stove Wondercoal and thats why I got it And it was FREE so if I can find some parts then Ok..if I can fab some parts or supplement them that will suffice I guess also...but yes resembles an ashley or a wondercoal
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Post Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 8:24 pm

its # 28 in the schematic the so called "liner"
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Post Sat. Aug. 25, 2012 9:47 am

Those steel liners were used for wood primarily and that's probably why it's got those holes burned through it using coal. I know when I converted my old Glenwood cookstove from wood to coal, I had to remove the steel liners (and wood grates) from the sides of the firebox and then use the fireclay refractory material to make the box for coal. If I were you I would use firebrick or some type refractory to replace those steel liners for sure.

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Post Sat. Aug. 25, 2012 11:16 pm

yes I am also thinking the same thing..havent had time to look at it today...it looks like it takes standard sized firebrick so hopefully when I get around to do some measuring things will line up...but idk things don't like to go easily for me lol :gee:
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Post Sun. Aug. 26, 2012 9:34 am

lumpocoal wrote:things don't like to go easily for me lol
Nothing ever seems to fit anything without a lot of trouble, you're not alone.

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