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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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AKThom
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Post Sun. Jan. 06, 2013 10:51 pm

I finally got the hearth built and walls covered.
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Short Bus
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only
Location: Cantwell Alaska

Post Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 1:14 am

Wow that is bright.
If it was as easy as burning oil, everybody would be burning coal.
Forum reality, If you ask wheres a good steak house? You will be informed that what you really want is pork chops.
Enjoy it for what it is worth.

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KLook
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Other Heating: Gas boiler backup/main
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000
Location: Chattanooga, Tenn

Post Mon. Jan. 07, 2013 7:24 am

Nice clean looking job. Hearth looks great. Application for this install? Garage, warehouse?

Kevin

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AKThom
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Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 2:47 am

It is actually in the dining room since there was more space than in the living room. I wanted to go for some type of industrial look and needed some type of air gap between the stove and walls, so I just lined the walls with steel stud track. (And yes, my wife approves.)

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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 Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 5:20 am

Good looking unit... she'll keep you warm! And the room? I applaud those that dare be a bit different. Cool!
Orrington, Maine
Fred

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Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 5:42 am

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Holy Freekin' Tin Foil :lol: to bad heat doesn't reflect the same way sunlight does :P

Well done mate... I wish my rooms were that clean!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 523
Coal Size/Type: Sub-bituminous, stove
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Post Wed. Jul. 03, 2013 11:44 pm

AKThom,

How did that Hitzer run for you this winter? I ran a Jotul 507 this year and found it had too small of a firebox to be useful for my application and our sub-bit.

- Shadow

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Thu. Jul. 04, 2013 8:53 am

dcrane wrote:Holy Freekin' Tin Foil to bad heat doesn't reflect the same way sunlight does
Heat radiation will bounce off a mirror pretty much the same way light does..

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Post Thu. Sep. 17, 2015 12:46 am

Sorry it took so long to reply Shadow... Damn thing cooks the house!

KingCoal
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner 1- Crawford #40 BB
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Location: Elkhart county, IN.

Post Thu. Sep. 17, 2015 1:32 pm

AKThom wrote:Sorry it took so long to reply Shadow... Damn thing cooks the house!
i'm not the least surprised. there should be ALOT of heat coming out of that corner.

congrats on the steel track, brilliant idea. one that could be considered by many people who need heat to travel from point A to point B.

steve
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