Pot Capacity on a Model 88

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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KingCoal918
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Coal Cooker Model 88
Coal Size/Type: stove and nut
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Post Mon. Dec. 09, 2013 11:01 am

Seems like a 40lb pot.

Does that sound right Doug? Thing really eats coal.
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Post Mon. Dec. 09, 2013 11:11 am

I have both right in the shop....never checked.......come-on Doug......we want answers!!!! Suckers sure do put out some heat for the size of them.
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Post Mon. Dec. 09, 2013 10:57 pm

it holds about a bag of coal if you bank it up near the baffle (thing with the 88... it sucks with stove coal, it sucks with pea coal...unlike a 44) .... IDK why that is but I assume its the depth of firebed and allowable airflow through it. use NUT coal only in an 88 and you will be shocked how much heat it could throw for its 14"x14" footprint!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Coal Cooker Model 88
Coal Size/Type: stove and nut
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA

Post Tue. Dec. 10, 2013 7:40 am

I'm finding a mix is working. I'll place chunks for stove in the center of the pot, and fill around with nut.
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Post Thu. Dec. 12, 2013 1:36 pm

KingCoal918 wrote:I'm finding a mix is working. I'll place chunks for stove in the center of the pot, and fill around with nut.
great idea! nice to see someone burning an 88 (very few of those out their... she a rare bird indeed ;) )

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