Stove Coal

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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Tim
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Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood
Stove/Furnace Model: Oak #30
Location: Grampian, PA

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 4:23 pm

well Gents & Ladies I finally found a Broker locally that carries STOVE size coal...most in my area do not carry any thing over Nut as there is no demand ....picked up 1/2 ton today of the baseball/softball sized anthracite to try in my Glenwood #30 William S. says that it works really good in the Old Glenwoods I am gonna give it a try this fall after the "COLD SETS IN" and see how the "BIG" stuff works...been wantin to try it since I got the unit but until now have not had the access....will post reports on how it performs in my 1899 #30....guess it is time to put on my BIG BOY PANTS an try out this new to me coal.

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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 5:54 pm

That sounds awful big to me for stove size---softball????--me thinks she'll burn up real quick on ya lookin fwd to progress reports:)
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nortcan
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride
Location: Qc Canada

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 6:49 pm

Tim, I have a super offer for you. :
Last year I bought 10 (40 Lbs) bags of stove anth so I could try it and see if it works better than the nut size in the Sunnyside. The Sunny has really big gaps in the grate so ...but:no no not for me.
So I decided to come back one more time to the ""modif"", as usual :) on the grate,liner,rope gasket................
And the results are more than I expected.....but that is not the reason for my post.
Just come down to Québec and pick-up the 9 bags, I just need some more time to fix you a good price :D

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Richard S.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
Location: NEPA

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 6:59 pm

Softball size would be on the large end of stove but yes it's that big. I used to hate delivering that, impossible to shovel. My Uncle told me stories of when he was yopunger and they would deliver egg which is even bigger, he'd sit in the bin and build walls with it. :lol:
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SuperBeetle
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut, & Stove Anthracite
Location: Gettysburg, PA

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 7:09 pm

There was some egg in Dads barn. It's not there anymore............. I burned it :yes:
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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 10:26 pm

nortcan wrote:Tim, I have a super offer for you. :
Last year I bought 10 (40 Lbs) bags of stove anth so I could try it and see if it works better than the nut size in the Sunnyside. The Sunny has really big gaps in the grate so ...but:no no not for me.
So I decided to come back one more time to the ""modif"", as usual :) on the grate,liner,rope gasket................
And the results are more than I expected.....but that is not the reason for my post.
Just come down to Québec and pick-up the 9 bags, I just need some more time to fix you a good price :D
Do you ever come down to Plattsburgh? You are welcome to drop off the 9 bags at my house.

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the snowman
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal
Location: upstate NY Tug Hill area

Post Sat. Nov. 02, 2013 11:06 pm

I have burned stove coal in both my Chubby Sr and the Jotul 507. After loading the coal I reach in with a gloved hand and compress the coal, this closes up the large gaps between the coal. I love burning stove coal except for shoveling it. I usually burn a little over a ton of stove coal a year. I found the stove coal burns to a nice talc powder consistency, long burn times. I have also topped off the stove coal after compressing it with a thin layer of nut. This is not needed if you compress the stove coal correctly, however, I usually top it off just to make sure. Stove coal works well on the shoulder months as well. When the temps are high I don't compress the coal so I get more draft up through the coal. The stove temp doesn't rise much, I just get a better draft up through the coal bed.

I had a neighbor give me coal she had in her basement, she thought it was stove coal. It turned out to be egg coal. I burned the entire ton that winter. It was much more difficult to burn than stove coal and the Jotul 507 will not burn egg coal well at all, the Chubby Sr did with some complaints. I have also had some stove coal the size of softballs. Blaschak sells stove size coal in bags and so does Kimmels and Centralia. I'm not sure if Reading sells stove coal. I purchase my stove coal from Blaschak. It has always had high iron content low ash with very little fines in each bag.

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Photog200
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base burner & 2 Geneva Oak Andes #517's
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard
Location: Fulton, NY

Post Sun. Nov. 03, 2013 6:27 am

I'm not sure if Reading sells stove coal. I purchase my stove coal from Blaschak. It has always had high iron content low ash with very little fines in each bag.

The snowman.[/quote]
There is a dealer about an hour away that carries Reading coal and they do have it in stove size. The dealer I get my coal from locally, carries Blaschak but they do not carry stove size (I believe that is the dealers choice though)...the largest is nut.

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DennisH
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon-Eagle Klondike IV
Other Heating: Propane
Location: Escanaba, MI

Post Sun. Nov. 03, 2013 6:43 pm

All my stove coal is from Blashak. I like burning it on those days when it isn't really cold, with low temps in the teens and twenties. When it starts getting REALLY cold I prefer nut, because I can really load up the fire box as compared to the stove. I like them both. Each has it's pros and cons.

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fastcat
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Nut/Stove Mix
Location: CNY (McGraw)

Post Sun. Nov. 03, 2013 11:58 pm

I did a 50/50 mix stove and nut (blashak) been burning since mid Sept right through the warm spells with no trouble. I find I am not using as much coal as when I was all nut maybe 3/4 hood in 24 hrs, I can still turn the stove down to 150 - 160* with no problems. I'm really liking the 50-50 mix.
This is only my two cents
and sometimes it is not worth that

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