New Woodchuck Furnace

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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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 9:27 pm

This is an update to an old post. I was in the market for a dual-fuel furnace. It was a tossup between The DS Machine Kozy King and the Woodchuck. I picked the Woodchuck because of the customer service I received.

This is my new Woodchuck model 4000 furnace. It replaced a Hitzer 50-93. It has the capability of burning wood, anthracite, or bituminous coal. It is controlled by a thermostat. For the frigid winters we get here, the 180,000 BTUs should keep us warm. Installation is almost finished. I just have to hook up my cold air returns.

Questions or thoughts are welcome.
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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 9:36 pm

Congrats, looks good... let me fix that for ya.
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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 9:50 pm

Fix what?

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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 9:54 pm

Your sideways photo..

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Olix Air Flo
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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 10:01 pm

cmk9180 wrote:Fix what?
He just flipped the pic around, that's all. :D

Nice install.

Kevin
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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 11:41 pm

Thank you, gentlemen. I ran it for a couple days. Works awesome with wood. When I need a fire burning for more than a week, I will try coal. Thanks for flipping the pic. Didn't know you could do that.

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Post Wed. Sep. 18, 2013 11:48 pm

Oh we can do anything, I bet once you go to coal you wont go back, I am a wood burner most of the time but the guys here will cheer you on with coal...have fun..

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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 12:15 am

Coal is outstanding. Getting pricey, though. I will still buy a couple tons.

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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 12:20 am

cmk9180 wrote:Coal is outstanding. Getting pricey, though. I will still buy a couple tons.
Well it comes down to cost, do you have an alternative?

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Post Thu. Sep. 19, 2013 1:00 am

Yes. My family owns over 100 acres of hardwoods. I can cut all I want. I treat coal as a convenience. If I am not going to be home much, run coal. Run wood if I will be gone less than 10 hrs.

It's still cheaper for me to process firewood. I keep in shape doing it, and I never get nagged while doing it. :-)

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