New DS Machine 1600 Installed With Pics

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

Post Tue. Mar. 19, 2013 5:17 pm

ridgeracing wrote:Congrats!! If your burning that hot at 2 1/2 on knob control, you may want to lengthen chain 1 link so that you can burn at lower settings during warmer weather. At #2 on my stove its about 250deg. and at #5 I am at 600deg. Dont want to run stove past 600deg. if possible. Good luck with srove,love mine!!
Don't forget also that there are many more variables in play. Mainly it being how hard the chimney is drafting. There would need to be a similar negative pressure in both the chimneys for both stoves to have a similar heat output at a similar setting. :-)

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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 Tue. Mar. 19, 2013 8:12 pm

Yes, I agree. I have a very good draft in my chimney. My dampner stays 90% closed all season, even on 50deg. warmer days. Some houses don't draft as well I understand

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: handfed coal stove
Coal Size/Type: nut/ pea ant.some bit.
Stove/Furnace Model: ds circulator/1500 sl/wh.
Location: NW ohio

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 8:04 pm

can the ds machines be installed on grond floor /ranch house type lay out of average size and have even distribution of heat? and do they come with blower packages ? thanx to any responces .....coalfan nw ohoi

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
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Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH
Location: Elizabethtown, PA

Post Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 8:15 pm

You can certainly put one on ground floor, I don't no how well it would distibute heat to ends of house (long ranch). You need air movement, that is why mine is in basement with vents in floor for circulation. Most DS are radiant heat, I believe they only sell one model that has a fan, furnace model I believe. Thats the bad thing about ranch homes and fireplace/coal stoves, moving heat around.

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