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

Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 7:53 am

ridgeracing wrote:On a second note- My CO detector down stairs (batt powered) is 5yrs old, that one is the one that went off. Up stairs I have one that is 6 months old (plug in and batt powered), it never went off, I took it down stairs while I had odor and other alarm is going off, this newer one dosent go off at all! When I hit test button it goes off.
I am returning it to Lowes! Why else would this not go off?
Carbon Monoxide detectors are designed to endure a particular PPM (parts per million) for a particular amount of time before they will notify you of a problem. I recommend the Nighthawk CO detector made by Kiddie. It has a digital display of PPM to keep you informed. Here is a quote from the product's brochure:

Per UL 2034 requirements, the CO sensor will not alarm to levels of CO below 30 ppm and will alarm in the following time range when exposed to the corresponding levels of CO.
70 ppm CO concentration 60 – 240 minutes
150 ppm CO concentration 10 – 50 minutes
400 ppm CO concentration 4 – 15 minutes ... 08042.html

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

Post Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 8:30 pm

I will have to make a trip to Lowes/Home D for a new Co detector. Next season I will have a manometer as well!!

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