Fire Safety

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.
Sunny Boy
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace
Location: Central NY

Post Mon. Jan. 20, 2014 5:38 am

NHFarmer wrote:Wow, sounds like you were lucky for sure. I use my drying rack every so often but I don't usually venture too far when I have the stove running. Glad to here everything turned out OK
Yup, that picture shows how the clothes rods sit when in use. Level, or at a slight outward and down angle. When not in use, they just tip up and drop down into the hole in the stove top until they stop at the handle. And they are always at the firebox end of the stove.

The grate poker rod I made gets stored in the same place, but because of the bend needed to clear the grates, it sits more at an up angle. Dry towels could potentially slide down toward the stove's firebox.

Paul
So many stoves - so few chimneys. I must be coal-stone crazy.

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joeq
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired
Location: Northern CT

Post Mon. Jan. 20, 2014 5:50 pm

NHFarmer wrote:Wow, sounds like you were lucky for sure. I use my drying rack every so often but I don't usually venture too far when I have the stove running. Glad to here everything turned out OK
Thanx again for the reassurance everyone. Farmer, that is one gorgeous stove. Many yrs ago, I saw a similar one at a flea market. So I brought the wife over while I beamed with this Cheshire cat grin. She took one look at it, then at me, and stated sharply, "You buy it, you're cooking on it"! :mad:
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NHFarmer
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac 616B
Baseburners & Antiques: 1909 Empire Crawford cook stove
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite-Pea coal
Other Heating: Tarm wood fired boiler
Location: Southern NH

Post Mon. Jan. 20, 2014 8:28 pm

joeq wrote:Farmer, that is one gorgeous stove. Many yrs ago, I saw a similar one at a flea market. So I brought the wife over while I beamed with this Cheshire cat grin. She took one look at it, then at me, and stated sharply, "You buy, you're cooking on it"!
Boy, I feel lucky, I'm no cook so it would have been grilled cheese and bacon & eggs for life

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