Need a SMALL Coal Stove to Heat 300 Sq. Ft. Cabin

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 4:47 pm

got me a small 12 x24 foot wood cabin with a 12 pitch roof need some recommendations on a SMALL coal stove, can any one come up with some good ideas.

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 5:24 pm

Franco Belge

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 6:02 pm

Franco like Richard said. Chubby Jr, Crane 44, Petit Godin.

Are you day tripping to the cabin or spending days on end there? Burn time between tending important?

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Yep, bb, how you plan to use the cabin has a lot to do with your choice--might be that coal would not even be the best choice--Soooo, Momma finally booted your ass out where you belong? :clap: toothy

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 7:43 pm

Is the Cabin Insulated ? Decent Doors and Windows that seal? If it was me,especially on something that small,I'd be using outside air piped in for my combustion,no matter what I installed. You should be able to find a little stinker of a used stove. If the design allows,you could minimize the burn or coalbed area down with some firebrick. I think you can create a nice little set-up fer yerself'. :smoke:

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 7:53 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yep, bb, how you plan to use the cabin has a lot to do with your choice--might be that coal would not even be the best choice--Soooo, Momma finally booted your ass out where you belong? :clap: toothy
lol

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 8:02 pm

cabin not insulated yet..good windows,double pane.. cant afford chubby jr.. weekend use, for visiting relatives/friends I live just up the mtn. and can fire up pre-arrival
rather have coal stove due to ease of feeding.also f.f. just incase I do get put out i'll have a warm place to go..have a well with hand pump, and an outstanding out house..what more do u need.oh no electric except gas gen.but most important no phone..

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 8:13 pm

If you are heating from dead cold it takes quite a few hours to get up to heat so a little larger stove might be better. A full size Chubby for instance. Crane 44, Penn,

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 8:18 pm

NICE bb--my kind of place :)
buffalo bob wrote:cabin not insulated yet..good windows,double pane.. cant afford chubby jr.. weekend use, for visiting relatives/friends I live just up the mtn. and can fire up pre-arrival
rather have coal stove due to ease of feeding.also f.f. just incase I do get put out i'll have a warm place to go..have a well with hand pump, and an outstanding out house..what more do u need.oh no electric except gas gen.but most important no phone..

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 8:32 pm

Your set up gives me the Trots just thinkin' about it! FF could be your Interior Decorator. I'm likin' the Mr.Happy Outhouse Concept. I see jpete providing the Technical,Conceptual Advice along with Advanced Bottle-Cap Twisting And Un-Capping Technique Information Sharing. No Cell Phones or Land Lines,just Smoke Signals,Carrier Pidgeons or Pony Express Accepted. Am I Nuts?...? Sure ! I just don't know it,yet !! In all seriousness,you may not believe what you may encounter in a used stove price.....Patience,Determination,Vigilance,and a few Broken Marriages later,that cabin's gonna be a Hot Spot ! :crazy: :help:

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 9:39 pm

Sounds nice and simple.
What Gramma would have called, "One room and path." :D

Paul

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 9:43 pm

Bingo ! Grandma Knows ! :notworthy:

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 9:51 pm

I know Vermont Castings makes a stove called the vigilant (I think) and it is for under 1000 Sq. Ft

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 9:53 pm

There are a LOT of small 'Oak' round stoves around for little money. I see them often on craigslist. They are too small to be mis-used as a wood stove, or at least to Lol much more than a handful of wood.aA warm morning is a good small stone as well.

How about some photos of this rustic paradise ?

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Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 8:27 am

How about a small pot belly? they are cheap low tech and should take the chill off fairly quick burning wood to get some coals to start the coal if a weekend place.

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