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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lowfog01 wrote:Hi Freddy,
Yes, that monster would roast us out. ...>8...
Hi Lisa - Freddy comparing the Mark I to the Vigilant II is a fair comparison except when it comes to paying to listen to a fan run. Both stoves are rated around 50,000 Btu/hr.. I agree with one part your quote, it's not a monster but will likely roast you out in a small space.
I was looking at the overpirced used stove in your original post and agree that it's likely a knock-off.
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Lisa, in my opinion I think that Mark I will roast your husband out of that room, even idling.
Remember, I heated this entire house with that for 3 years .... and this place isn't noted for it's superb insulation and protection from wind .. AND we're way up here in MA.
It's a tiny unit, but boy does it make heat! It's size is deceptive.
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(it would be to funny if he lives near you
NO one in the NEPA Crossroads lives near me so that would be strange indeed.
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