Hot Blast Furnace ?

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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Post Wed. Feb. 13, 2008 10:57 am

can anyone fill me in on theses things , I seen some for 1100.00 sounds cheap are they worth it ? :D

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Post Wed. Feb. 13, 2008 12:20 pm

Please don't do that to yourself... they are wood burners that can, with a lot of struggle and attention be made to 'sort of' burn coal.

Firebox is designed to burn wood, not coal, the grates are too small and weak, the firebrick is 'V' shaped on the bottom, the firebox is too large,, takes a LOT of coal to cover it deep enough to burn well at all...

Do a search for 'hotblast' on the forum.. and read up on it

I made the mistake of making a very expensive all Stainless Steel boiler modeled after the same style of firebox... What a mistake...

I would look for a good COAL burner, all hand fired coal burners will burn wood very well, but most wood burners won't burn coal very well...

I'd steer clear..

Lots of good used stoves out there, Keep looking.

Greg L
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

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