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 Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
- Other Heating: Propane
- Location: Escanaba, MI
I'm pretty happy with my usual 12 hour burn times. Sometimes I'll cut that short a couple hours, depending on how cold it is outside, in order to shake down while the coals are really hot and thereby getting a very quick recovery time. There's nothing like the temp of the entire house being nice and even, everywhere!! Not so when using the third string back up called propane!
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- Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
- Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak
- Location: Lehigh Valley PA
I cannot imagine coal life without a window! Some sort of claustrophobia would set in!
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