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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 Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 7:01 pm

Yep, me thinks it was more a conversation piece heating possibly the room it is set up in--used to be used for old time train stations/rooms & per-say--cabooses. If you are serious about getting into coal heat--look around for a different stove-there's some good deals out there--CL, local USED stuff paper, etc, etc-sorry TL

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 7:37 pm

Hey Bro, With a little work you could have a perfect place for a new or used stove for next year!! I would definitely consider replacing that stove with a more substantial coal burning appliance and expanding the hearth some.. Then you could save the big bucks on the electric bill. You can find nice used stoves for little investment. Your first year you would recoup the cost on it and everything saved would be gravy after that.. I'd be all over it!! :D

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Rich W.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Vigilant Multi-Fuel (coal for me); Vermont Castings Vigilant 2310 in the shop
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: System 2000 Oil Burner; VC Resolute Woodstove (sold) Jotul 8 Woodstove (sold)
Location: Newport County, Rhode Island

Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 7:46 pm

TL...I burned wood for years, and found coal (and this fantastic site) last fall. I sold the wood stove, bought a used coal burner, and with the help of this community I am now burning coal around the clock and saving 40% or more on my heating cost. I'm still new and learning, but I work in EP and would be happy to look at your situation and offer comments if you'd like. There are great options for good used stoves (rebuilt and ready to go) within an hour or so of your home, and I would be happy to share what I know. You found the best accessory to your new hobby...this forum!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
Location: millinocket,me.
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Post Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 9:47 pm

Hey TL, don't get discouraged a good friend of the forum is only 40 miles from you and he has the best bang for your buck! The way this winter has been a used chubby stove and a ton of coal (or less) will have immediate pay back. Don't worry or feel bad about that little pot belly, someone in Newport RI will give you 250.00 for it so they can put daffodils or petunias in it this summer at your yard sale!

check craigslist in mass. south shore for chubby stoves. ;)
http://chubbystove.com/index.html

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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:08 pm

Sounds good; thanks everyone! Does anyone recommend a good coal stove I should be looking for? Seems like my stove isn't even worth getting started this year. I'll probably be looking for one within the next few months and would like to get an idea of what to look for and what to stay away from. My house has an open floor plan and is approximately 1,200sqft. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:19 pm

What is your chimney set up like? You mentioned having someone clean the chimney 'pipe'?

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Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:22 pm

Whatever you decide on, you'll have to move that couch! :D If looking for new, look at Leisureline, Hitzer, alaska, keystoker DS Machine and Chubby. Find the nearest coal stove dealer and see what the have. Also, used or refurbished antique coal stove seem plentiful in New England. Just make sure you get one from a reputable dealer.

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 3:52 pm

With a house size and layout like that you'll be able to turn the breakers off to the electric base board. I estimate 3 tons, 4 at max. I'd go with a mid sized stove so you have the beef to put out heat with no problem on the extreme cold days.

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michaelanthony
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
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Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
Location: millinocket,me.
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Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 10:30 pm

[quote="TotallyLost..."]Sounds good; thanks everyone! Does anyone recommend a good coal stove I should be looking for? Seems like my stove isn't even worth getting started this year. I'll probably be looking for one within the next few months and would like to get an idea of what to look for and what to stay away from. My house has an open floor plan and is approximately 1,200sqft. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated![/quote]

HELLO,HELLO!!

[quote="michaelanthony"]Hey TL, don't get discouraged a good friend of the forum is only 40 miles from you and he has the best bang for your buck! The way this winter has been a used chubby stove and a ton of coal (or less) will have immediate pay back. Don't worry or feel bad about that little pot belly, someone in Newport RI will give you 250.00 for it so they can put daffodils or petunias in it this summer at your yard sale!

check craigslist in mass. south shore for chubby stoves. ;)
http://chubbystove.com/index.html[/quote]

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea
Location: Kent CT

Post Sat. Mar. 01, 2014 10:56 pm

Hitzer and Ds Machine

Chubby, Russo, Gibraltar, Glacier Bay, Vermont Castings Vigilant 2310.

Any of the better antiques with extended flue passages and lined fire pots.

If you can manage 8 hour tending intervals the Franco Belge.

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